IT could be a case of Fawlty Towers meets The Sopranos in a brand-new British farce heading for Worcestershire soon!

Octopus Soup! is the dinner party from hell – and it promises to have audiences crying with laughter.

It will be on stage at Malvern’s Festival Theatre for one week in the middle of April and its UK tour is the ‘world premiere’ of this razor sharp comedy from the stable of Simon Fielder and the Belgrade Theatre Coventry.

Featuring comedian Nick Hancock audiences will meet Seymour, the safest man in Britain.

He’s an insurance guy who wears a belt and braces (and another belt, just to be sure!) He’s in the last chance saloon with everything riding on this one vital conference call.

What could possibly go wrong? Well, literally everything that can go wrong does! Enter Marvin, a bungling burglar with bad knees…

Meanwhile Seymour’s neurotic wife Gloria awaits news on a star TV role, a psychopathic mob boss is just around the corner and a share of the £30 billion insurance scam is at stake. Will our heroes and their octopus get out alive?!

It’s non-stop laughs with Nick Hancock (iconic TV host for Room 101 and They Think It’s All Over) joined by Paul Bradley (EastEnders, Holby City), Gillian Bevan (Holby City, Teachers), Carolyn Backhouse (Coronation Street, The Bill) and Eric Richard (The Bill, EastEnders).

What should prove to be a comedy hit is on at Malvern from Monday, April 15 to Saturday, April 20.