Neil Morrissey to Join Cast of West End's RELATIVE VALUES, 26 May
Neil Morrissey will join the cast of RELATIVE VALUES, at the Harold Pinter Theatre, from Monday 26th May until Saturday 21st June, taking over the role of Crestwell from Rory Bremner, whose 10 week run ends on Saturday 24th May.
Neil Morrissey is one of the country's most popular television and stage actors. He is perhaps best remembered as Tony in the BBC sitcom, 'Men Behaving Badly'. He is also known for key roles in 'Paradise Heights', 'Murder in Mind', 'Carrie and Barry', 'Waterloo Road' and 'Me & Mrs Jones'. Recently he played Nigel Morton in the BBC 2 series, 'Line Of Duty' and was recently seen in 'Over To Bill' on BBC 1, part of the return of the BBC's Comedy Playhouse strand.
Neil appeared in the West End stage version of Victoria Wood's ACORN ANTIQUES, alongside Julie Walters, Celia Imrie and Duncan Preston. He also played Nathan in GUYS AND DOLLS and played Fagin in Cameron Mackintosh's National tour of OLIVER.
Set in the early 1950's, RELATIVE VALUES is about the uproarious culture clash between the glittering world of Hollywood and the stiff upper lip of the English aristocracy.
There is consternation at Marshwood House when the young Earl announces he is to marry a Hollywood film actress.... but the family is well and truly flummoxed when it comes to light that the starlet's sister is none other than Moxie, the Earl's mother's maid. In an attempt to cope with this deeply embarrassing situation, Moxie is dressed up in her ladyship's cast-offs as the family endeavours to pass her off as one of their own.
Patricia Hodge's extensive stage work ranges from DANDY DICK to HIS DARK MATERIALS. She won the Olivier Award for Money at the National Theatre. Her television credits include 'The Life and Loves of a She-Devil', 'Jemima Shore Investigates', 'Rumpole of the Bailey' and plays Miranda's mother in the hit sitcom 'Miranda'.
Caroline Quentin's many television roles have ranged from 'Blue Murder', 'Life of Riley', 'Life Begins', 'Men Behaving Badly' and 'Jonathan Creek' to Stephen Poliakoff's 'Dancing on the Edge'. Amongst her numerous awards are two British Comedy Awards for Best TV Comedy Actress.
Leigh Zimmerman is known all over the world for her leading roles on stage, in the West End and on Broadway, and in TV and film. Most recently she won the 2013 Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical for her performance as Sheila in A CHORUS LINE (Palladium) and appeared with Domenick Allen in A LOVE AFFAIR FROM A2Z (St. James Theatre).
Trevor Nunn is one of the UK's leading theatre, film and television directors. He has been Artistic Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre. His extensive repertoire includes the musicals CATS and LES MISERABLES, for which he won Tony Awards, and the Olivier Award-winning SUMMERFOLK, THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, TROILUS AND CRESSIDA THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF NICHOLAS NICKLEBY.
The cast also includes Ben Mansfield as Don Lucas. His theatre credits include ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS at Theatre Royal Haymarket and HENRY IV (Parts 1 & 2) at Theatre Royal Bath. He was also the lead in Series 3 & 4 of 'Primeval' on ITV.
The rest of the cast includes Timothy Kightley as Admiral Sir John Hayling (THE KITCHEN, Royal Court; ARCADIA, National Theatre; NICHOLAS NICKLEBY, West End, Broadway, Los Angeles), Amanda Boxer as Lady Cynthia Hayling (SPEED TWINS, Riverside Studios, CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, West Yorkshire Playhouse; LONG VOYAGE HOME, Old Vic Tunnels), Sam Hoare as Nigel (ADVENTURE STORY, Chichester; 'Blandings' and 'Dancing on The Edge', BBC) and Rebecca Birch as Alice (HEALTHY WEALTH, Old Vic New Voices; PYGMALION, Chichester/West End).