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Comedian Danny Heywood wakes in his hotel room to find that he is not alone. Sheryl, a fan on a mission, has let herself into the room and is determined not to leave until she gets what she wants. But what exactly is it that she wants?

The ensuing stand off is a hilarious game of verbal cat and mouse as they both endeavor to maintain control of a very bizarre situation.

This comedy drama observes the obsessive narcissistic culture of so-called celebrity, the desire to be famous and the urge to be near it. Funny, warm-hearted, surprising and all played in real time, My Obsession enjoyed a sold out run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2014.

It garnered great reviews:
"Razor sharp wit" - Daily Telegraph
"Excellent" - Daily Mirror.

This comedy was originally broadcast on Radio 4 in April 2018 and is now being repeated ahead of two new episodes of Danny and Sheryl’s story.

Cast:
Danny – Paul Merton
Sheryl – Suki Webster

Written by Suki Webster
Producer: Liz Anstee

A CPL production for BBC Radio 4

Paul Merton and Suki Webster star in a comedy about a comedian meeting his number one fan.

Paul Merton and Suki Webster star in a comedy about a comedian and his number one fan.

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Paul Merton and Suki Webster star in a new episode of this warm-hearted comedy exploring the obsessive narcissistic culture of so-called celebrity, the desire to be famous and the urge to be near it.

After a bizarre first meeting when Sheryl, a superfan of stand-up comedian Danny Heywood, broke into his hotel bedroom, the perfectly mismatched pair are reunited. This time the self-obsessed comic pays his number one fan a surprise visit.

But does the lonely comic want a date? No, he needs to be driven to his next gig.

However, Danny also reveals that Sheryl is now his inspiration, his muse. Will a bumpy road trip bring the obsessive lonely couple together or drive them both round the bend? And can this unlikely pair find happiness and a true connection or is the only thing they have in common that they are both obsessed with Danny?

Cast:
Danny – Paul Merton
Sheryl – Suki Webster
Malcolm – Matt Addis
Phoebe -Tilly Gaunt
Kevin - Terry Mynott

Written by Suki Webster
Producer: Liz Anstee

A CPL production for BBC Radio 4

Paul Merton and Suki Webster star in a comedy about a comedian and his number one fan.

Paul Merton and Suki Webster star in a new episode of this warm-hearted comedy exploring the obsessive narcissistic culture of so-called celebrity, the desire to be famous and the urge to be near it.

Cast:
Danny – Paul Merton
Sheryl – Suki Webster
Malcolm – Matt Addis
Phoebe -Tilly Gaunt
Kevin - Terry Mynott

A CPL production for BBC Radio 4

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Paul Merton and Suki Webster star in a new episode of this warm-hearted comedy, exploring the obsessive narcissistic culture of so-called celebrity, the desire to be famous and the urge to be near it.

Surprisingly, after Sheryl broke into the hotel room of her favorite stand-up comedian Danny Heywood and castigated him for not replying to her fan mail, the pair met again and agreed to go on a proper date. All is going well until Danny spots TV producer Karen Francis. She is looking for a comedy magician to perform the “saw the woman in half" illusion.

Danny would love to perform the trick but he needs to find an assistant quickly. Much to Sheryl’s surprise, Danny asks if she’d like to become half the woman she used to be?

Then the TV producer throws a spanner into the works that could rip our would-be lovers apart forever.

Cast:
Danny – Paul Merton
Sheryl – Suki Webster
The Plumber – Terry Mynott
The Priest – Matt Addis
Karen Francis -Tilly Gaunt

Written by Suki Webster.
Producer: Liz Anstee

A CPL production for BBC Radio 4

Paul Merton and Suki Webster star in a comedy about a comedian and his number one fan.