Enjoy this brand new play featuring PG Wodehouse’s best loved double act, Jeeves and Wooster, on a jolly jaunt to the countryside that takes a rather unforeseen turn for the worse!
The loveable duo will be played by Steve Mangan (Wooster) and Matthew Macfadyen (Jeeves). Mangan is probably best known for being the Holistic detective Dirk Gently but will also be familiar to many as Dr Secretan in The Green Wing and Sean Lincoln in Episodes. But if none of those ring a bell you’ll have seen him somewhere as he has enjoyed an extensive comedy career to date – he was Blair in “The Hunt for Tony Blair” too! If none of that works, your children will recognise him as the voice of Bigwig in the Watership Down TV series and they will be overjoyed to hear that he will star as the hyponymous hero in Postman Pat – the Movie out soon!
McFadden’s face should be equally known to you: on the silver screen in Anna Karenina and the Three Muskateers. In Russell Crowe’s Robin Hood he was the Sherriff of Nottingham. On TV he was DI Edmund Reid in Ripper Street and Tom Quinn in Spooks… basically a cool guy and a perfect Jeeves in my book!
Mark Heap and Robert Webb will be taking over the roles of Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonesense in April
So do you want to hear a bit about what the play is about? Well it is perfect nonsense really! Bertie heads to the country to find his host’s daughter, Madeline Bassett is rather head over heals in love with poor old Gussie Fink-Nottle. But life is never simple and if Bertie, with the help of the ever-dependable Jeeves, can’t bring them together he may well have to marry her himself: what a ghastly thought!
The famous Duke of York’s Theatre on St Martin’s Lane will host the world premiere on 12 November 2013 although previews will start running from 30 October 2013 and the show continues through the iwnter until 08 March 2014 – it is already on several Theatre Breaks Angels Christmas list!
Monday to Saturday evenings: 19:30pm
Wednesday and Saturday matinees 14:30pm
Jeeves and Wooster- Perfect Nonsense theatre breaks always come with tickets and hotel accommodation, although you can choose to add on rail travel, or a wide range of top London attractions to make your break even more spiffing!
When looking for nearby hotels consider the Radisson Blu Edwardian Leicester Square or the Kingsway Hall. For a rather swish five star break do check the Waldorf Hilton but if you are watching the pennies then the 3 star St Giles or even the Covent Garden Travelodge may fit the bill although do consider the Bedford Hotel in Russell Square too, which has just been done up and looks the bees knees (for a three star) and is a very reasonable price!