Paul O’Neill (aka Basil) plays inventor Tesla in new sci-fi web series

Paul O’Neill, one of our amazing Basils, is part of an exciting new project: a 12 episode sci-fi web series called ‘Nikola Tesla and the End of the World.’

The lowdown: Sophie Clarks is a physicist who builds a strange machine from long lost scientific plans and transports Nikola Tesla to modern day London. Tesla, played by Paul, is the 19th-century Serbian-American inventor who contributed massively to the development of the alternating-current electrical system.

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Writer/Director Ian Strang filmed the first four episodes of the series in 2013 and enlisted award-winning songwriter Connie Kaldor to compose the soundtrack.
Strang also created the visual effects and curated the editing. The first four episodes of the series have now been released on the internet, starting on 20 May and finishing today.

As Basil Faulty, Paul has toured extensively, performing in the UK, Ireland, Sri Lanka and Australia – where he won five-star reviews in our first season at Sydney Opera House. He also appears regularly in our London West End venue, The Torquay Suite Theatre at Amba Hotel Charing Cross.

Check out this behind the scene video and find out more about the project: