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John Gordon Sinclair to Make His Glasgow Stage Debut in JEEVES & WOOSTER this Month

John Gordon Sinclair returns to the stage in Scotland and will for the first time perform in a Glasgow theatre as one half of the iconic duo Jeeves and Wooster. John had West End audiences rolling in the aisles with laughter as the unflappable valet Jeeves in the Olivier Award-winning hit Perfect Nonsense. Starring alongside James Lance as the charmingly incompetent Bertie Wooster and co-writer Robert Goodale as Seppings, the trio will be serving up the laughs at the Theatre Royal Glasgow on Monday 24 November for one week only.

When asked how he felt about embarking on a UK tour, John Gordon Sinclair said: "Being a family man I was somewhat reluctant for Jeeves & Wooster to leave the West End and go on tour, but for one thing...I knew the show was going to Glasgow. I haven't been on stage in Scotland in over thirty years & if I'd dreamt up the scenario myself I couldn't have imagined a better situation. There's no city I'd rather be playing, there's no show I'd rather be doing...The Goodale Brother's Jeeves & Wooster is a belter."

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 include The 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 Pony and I'm Alan Partridge. He has also appeared on screen in films such as Marie Antoinette directed by Sofia Coppola and Bel 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.

Perfect Nonsense is written by the Goodale brothers and directed by Sean Foley.


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