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MR. FOOTE'S OTHER LEG, Starring Simon Russell Beale, Heads to Theatre Royal Haymarket Next Month

The Daily Mail reports that Hampstead Theatre's production of Ian Kelly's MR. FOOTE'S OTHER LEG, starring Simon Russell Beale and directed by Richard Eyre, will transfer to the Theatre Royal Haymarket next month.

Joining Beale in the cast are Dervla Kirwan, Joseph Millson, Micah Balfour, Sophie Bleasdale, Joshua Elliott, Jenny Galloway, Ian Kelly, Forbes Masson and Colin Stinton.

In Georgian London, no one is more famous than Samuel Foote. Satirist, impressionist and dangerous comedian, he has become a celebrity in a city, and at the moment in time, when the concept of selling personality was born. He even has the ear of the king. Adored by many, despised by some, Foote finds himself at the sharp end of attacks from the press... and a surgeon's knife. And in an age obsessed with fame, his colleagues from the worlds of science and the stage -- from Benjamin Franklin to David Garrick -- begin to wonder: does fame make you mad? Kelly's comedy, based on his award-winning biography of Foote (Theatre Book of the Year 2013), explores our obsession with the rise and fall of celebrity through the true story of the Oscar Wilde of the 18th century.

Ian Kelly's other biographies include Antonin Careme, Beau Brummell, Giacomo Casanova (Sunday Times Biography of the Year 2008), and Dame Vivienne Westwood.

Simon Russell Beale is acknowledged as one of the UK's foremost actors. Stage appearances include Temple (Donmar), King Lear and Timon of Athens (National Theatre) and Privates on Parade (Noel Coward Theatre). TV includes Penny Dreadful series, Henry IV Parts I & II and Spooks. Film includes My Week with Marilyn, Tarzan, Into the Woods and The Deep Blue Sea. His awards include two BAFTAs, three Olivier Awards, and Evening Standard and Critics Circle Awards.


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