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Oliver Award winner Simon Russell Beale “at his supreme best” (Guardian) stars opposite Dervla Kerwin in Ian Kelly’s hilarious 18th Century-set comedy Mr Foote’s Other Leg which opened at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in Ocotber 2015.
Based on Kelly’s biography on Samuel Foote – a satirist, impressionist and dangerous comedian living in Georgian London – this critically-acclaimed play transfers from a sold-out run at the Hampstead theatre for a limited season in the West End until January 2016.
The Sunday Times and The Observer have called this riotously funny play a “rollicking” and “rumbustious” production respectively.
Adored by many, despised by some, Samuel Foote finds himself a celebrity at the sharp end of attacks from the press…and a surgeon’s knife. In an age obsessed with fame, his colleagues from the worlds of science and the stage begin to wonder: does fame make you mad?
Directed by Richard Eyre, Mr Foote’s Other Leg explores our obsession with celebrity, and their rise and ultimate fall, through the true story of the ‘Oscar Wilde’ of the 18th century.
Theatre: Theatre Royal, Haymarket, London SW1Y 4HT
Opens: 28th October 2015
Booking to: 23rd January 2016
Performance times: Monday to Saturday 19:30; and Wednesday & Saturday 14:30
Nearest Tube Station: Piccadilly Circus on the Bakerloo and Piccadilly lines