Two of Britian’s best loved comedians – Griff Rhys Jones and Lee Mack – joined forces in this hilarious new adaption by director Sean Foley and writer Phil Porter of Moliere’s classic comedy, The Miser, which ran at the Garrick theatre in 2017.
Two-time Olivier award-winner Jones, who was last seen on the London stage as Fagin in the musical Oliver!, starred alongside BAFTA and British Comedy Award winner Lee Mack who made his West End debut.
Stand-up comedian Mack cut his acting teeth in the BBC comedy series Not Going Out and is currently team captain on the tv panel show Would I Lie To You as well as a regular host on Have I Got News For You, Nevermind the Buzzcocks and 8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown.
So what’s The Miser about, you may well ask? Fanatical about protecting his wealth, the paranoid Harpagon suspects all of trying to flinch his fortune and will go to any length to protect it. Motivated only by money, he sets his about securing wealthy spouses for his children in order that they will have no need for his riches. As true feelings and identities are revealed will Harpagon allow his children to follow their heart, or will his love of gold prove all-consuming? Passion and purse strings go head to head in this rip roaring comedy directed by Sean Foley (The Painkiller, The Ladykillers, Jeeves and Wooster).
Matthew Horne (Gavin and Stacey & The Catherine Tate Show) also starred.
The Miser is on at the Garrick Theatre just by London’s famous Leicester Square – a great venue for a London theatre break as it is right in the heart of the West End, just minutes from Covent Garden, Trafalgar Square and Piccadilly Circus.
Ticket and hotel packages for The MiserTheatre Breaks were available until 10th June 2017.
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Theatre : Garrick theatre, Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0HH Genre : Comedy Nearest underground : Leicester Square on the Northern & Piccadilly lines Opens : 13th March 2017 Booking to : 10th June 2017 Performance times : Monday to Saturday at 1930; Wednesday & Saturday at 1430