The West End's Duke Of York's Theatre will say 'toodle pip' to its presently incumbent stars Stephen Mangan and Matthew McFadyen, and 'what-ho!' to Mark Heap and Robert Webb, when they take over the roles of Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense on 7 April.
Jeeves and Wooster Reviews
What's it all about?
Join Stephen Mangan as the effervescent, aristocratic fool Bertie Wooster and Matthew Macfadyen as his dutiful valet Jeeves in the world premiere of this new stage play, featuring P.G. Wodehouse’s iconic double act.
What's the story?
When a perfectly delightful trip to the countryside takes a turn for the worse, Bertie Wooster is unwittingly called on to play matchmaker – reconciling the affections of his host’s drippy daughter Madeline Bassett with his newt-fancying acquaintance Gussie Fink-Nottle.
If Bertie, ably assisted by the ever-dependable Jeeves, can’t pull off the wedding of the season, he’ll be forced to abandon his cherished bachelor status and marry the ghastly girl himself!
Who's in it?
Stephen Mangan plays Bertie. He's best known for his TV roles as Guy Secretan in Green Wing, Dan Moody in I'm Alan Partridge, Sean Lincoln in Episodes and for the title role in Dirk Gently. His film appearances include Billy Elliot and Birthday Girl, and his West End theatre credits include Noises Off at the Piccadilly Theatre, Hay Fever at the Savoy Theatre and The Norman Conquests at the Old Vic.
Jeeves is played by Matthew McFadyen. He's previously appeared on TV as MI5 Intelligence Officer Tom Quinn in Spooks, and as Mr. Darcy in Pride and Prejudice.
On the big screen he played Daniel in the Frank Oz comedy Death at a Funeral and more recently had major roles in Frost/Nixon, Robin Hood, The Three Musketeers and Anna Karenina. He's performed extensively with the RSC, and his recent London theatre includes Private Lives at the Vaudeville Theatre and The Pain and the Itch at the Royal Court.
Who is Jeeves and Wooster suitable for?
This sparkling new adaptation of PG Wodehouse's immortal comic novel The Code Of The Woosters has the full blessing of the beloved humourist's estate. As such, fans of the inestimable 'Plum' can expect to see a production that's as faithful to the spirit of the book as it is funny in itself.
Speaking of books, Stephen Mangan, who plays Bertie, reports that since being offered the part he's read no fewer than 30 of Wodehouse's 90 novels, to which he has become completely 'addicted'. With that much research under his belt, it'd be very surprising indeed if he didn't nail Bertie to a 't'.
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Jeeves and Wooster reviews - critics
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- Glenn Rice
- 18th Feb 2014