Saturday, 13 July 2024

Spotted! Tom Cruise is back in Birmingham

After famously becoming dubbed ‘two curries Cruise’ during his last visit, Tom stopped by Asha’s on Newhall Street for another double dose of Chicken Tikka Masala.

Following a stint of additional filming at Grand Central, whilst meeting some adoring fans, it was back to the Grand Hotel for some well-deserved rest. Unfortunately, getting across the city the next day proved to be Mission: Impossible for Tom as his car was stolen once again outside the city-centre hotel.

In Idiots Assemble: Spitting Image Saves the World, famous celebrities are thrown together as Tom Cruise is tasked by King Charles with saving Great Britain. Greta Thunberg duets with Stormzy as Putin and Xi watch on from their premium seats in the stalls. Have they just come out for a night on the town? Or will they wipe out all of civilisation? A show simultaneously inspired and appalled by real events.

The BAFTA and Emmy award-winning satirical Spitting Image television series originally ran for 18 series between 1984 and 1996, and was watched by over 15 million viewers. It recently made a popular return to TV on BritBox, where across official social media channels, Spitting Image content has been hugely popular with over 200 million views globally, three number 1 trending videos on YouTube and achieved critical praise across the political divide. 

Three one-off specials for ITV have also seen huge success on terrestrial television: with a 4.4 million audience achieving ITV’s highest Saturday night ratings at that time in four years. Idiots Assemble: Spitting Image Saves the World - Live on Stage is presented by Avalon and Birmingham Rep.

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