John Gordon Sinclair and James Lance to Lead West End's PERFECT NONSENSE, June 30
John Gordon Sinclair and James Lance will play iconic duo Jeeves and Wooster in the Olivier Award-winning hitPerfect Nonsense in the West End and on tour, replacing the current cast, Robert Webb and Mark Heap, from 30 June 2014. Co-writer Robert Goodale will take over from Mark Hadfield as Seppings.
Winning Best New Comedy at the 2014 Olivier Awards, the charmingly incompetent Bertie Wooster and his unflappable valet Jeeves are brought to life in this highly acclaimed comedy by brothers Robert and David Goodale. Based on and adapted from the established literary works of P.G. Wodehouse, Perfect Nonsense started previews at the Duke of York's Theatre on 30 October 2013. Due to an overwhelming audience response, the production was extended in the West End to20 September 2014. It will then begin a ten date UK tour on 24 September visiting Guildford, Cambridge, Newcastle, Norwich, Reading, Salford, Cheltenham, Southampton, Glasgow and Bath.
John Gordon Sinclair is an Olivier Award-winning Scottish actor best-known for playing Gregory in Bill Forsyth's iconic 1981 film Gregory's Girl. In 1995 he won the Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical for his performance in She Loves Me(West End). John most recently played Professor Marcus in the West End run of The Ladykillers. Other stage credits includeThe Producers, Absurd Person Singular (both West End) and The Invisible Man (Menier Chocolate Factory). John recently appeared alongside Brad Pitt in the thriller World War Z. His acclaimed debut novel Seventy Times Seven was published in 2012.
James Lance is well-known for his numerous roles comedy series including Teachers, The Book Group, Smack the Ponyand I'm Alan Partridge. He has also appeared on screen in films such as Marie Antoinette directed by Sofia Coppola andBel Ami which starred Robert Pattinson. James' stage credits include Celebrity Autobiography (Leicester Square Theatre) and Ingredient X (Royal Court).
Robert Goodale is an Olivier Award-winning writer whose career began as an actor. His stage credits include Dr. Faustus, A Midsummer Night's Dream and Timon of Athens (Shakespeare's Globe), The Rivals, Comedy of Errors, Romeo and Juliet,School for Scandal and Cyrano de Bergerac (Royal Shakespeare Company); Vanya (The Gate Theatre) and Ghosts (Young Vic). Robert has also appeared on screen in Foyle's War, Holby City and Midsommer Murders.
Like many siblings growing up together, writers Robert and David Goodale enjoyed their own, very particular brand of humour. As children they created a range of ridiculous characters that seamlessly evolved into members of their extended family. It was only later that they discovered that P.G. Wodehouse had beaten them to it, in creating an entirely credible world full of even more deliciously bonkers characters.
As adults entering the real world, Robert became an actor, while David pursued a career as a documentary filmmaker, but both remained committed to making people laugh. Two years ago they were encouraged to combine their comic talents to adapt P.G. Wodehouse's The Code of the Woosters for the stage. They finally put pen to paper, and several drafts later, with the blessing of the Wodehouse Estate, Perfect Nonsense was born. Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense won the award for Best New Comedy at the 2014 Olivier Awards.
Sean Foley is an award-winning actor, writer and director. He co-founded The Right Size, creating over ten original comedies for the theatre including the Olivier Award-winning and Tony-nominated production of The Play What I Wrote(Best Comedy 2002) and Do You Come Here Often? (Best Entertainment 1999). Theatre credits include: the multi Olivier-nominated The Ladykillers (Liverpool Everyman, Gielgud Theatre, UK Tour), Ben Hur (Watermill Theatre/Fiery Angel),What The Butler Saw (Vaudeville Theatre/MJE Productions), The Painkiller (Lyric Belfast), The Critic/The Real Inspector Hound (Chichester Festival Theatre) and The Armstrong and Miller Show Live UK Tour.
Sean is writing a new version of Amadée for Birmingham Rep and a comedy for television based on The Pickwick Papersfor Kudos/BBC. He is also directing the world premiere of an adaptation of Jules Verne's Around the World in Eighty Days, in an immersive production running in London in June 2014.
Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense
Duke Of York's Theatre
104 St Martin's Lane
London WC2N 4BG
Monday - Saturday 7:30pm
Wednesday and Saturday 2:30pm
Previewed from 30 October 2013
Booking until 20 September 2014
Box office 0844 8713051
2014 UK Tour
Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense
Cambridge Arts Theatre
7 - 11 October 2014
6 St Edwards Passage, Cambridge CB2 3PJ
Box Office: 01223 503333
Online Bookings: www.cambridgeartstheatre.purchase-tickets-online.co.uk
Theatre Royal, Newcastle
14 - 18 October 2014
100 Grey Street, Newcastle, NE1 6BR
Box Office: 0844 811 2121
Norwich Theatre Royal
21 - 25 October 2014
Theatre St, Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1RL
Box Office: 01603 630000
Online Bookings: www.theatreroyalnorwich.co.uk
The Hexagon, Reading
28 Oct - 1 Nov 2014
Queens Walk, Berkshire, Reading, RG1 7UA
Box Office: 0118 960 6060
Online Bookings: www.readingarts.com/thehexagon
The Lowry, Salford
3 - 8 November 2014
Pier 8, The Quays, Salford, Manchester M50 3AZ
Box Office: 0843 208 6000
Online Bookings: www.thelowry.com
Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham
10 - 16 November 2014
7-10 Regent Street, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 1HQ
Box Office: 01242 572 573
Online Bookings: www.everymantheatre.org.uk
The Mayflower Theatre, Southampton
18 - 22 November 2014
22-26 Commercial Rd, Southampton, Hampshire SO15 1GE
Box Office: 023 8071 1811
Online Bookings: www.mayflower.org.uk
Theatre Royal, Glasgow
24 - 29 November 2014
282 Hope Street, Glasgow, G2 3QA
Box Office: 0844 871 7627
Online Bookings: http://www.atgtickets.com/venues/theatre-royal-glasgow
Bath Theatre Royal
1 - 6 December 2014
Theatre Royal Bath, Saw Close, Bath BA1 1ET
Box Office: 01225 448844
Online Bookings: www.theatreroyal.org.uk