Two of the most beloved characters created by writer P. G. Wodehouse make their way to the Duke of York’s Theatre in London’s West End. Jeeves & Wooster, perhaps best known to modern audiences for their transition to the small screen in the 1990s with Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry in the lead roles, will this time be embarking on an adventure called Perfect Nonsense with Matthew Mcfadyen and Stephen Mangan in the parts.
This adaptation of the Wodehouse story The Code Of The Woosters will give audiences old and new a delightful insight into the antics of the famous valet and master duo. It will also grant those with theatre tickets the opportunity to witness the work of director Sean Foley, whose work in the capital in recent years includes The Ladykillers and the upcoming I Can’t Sing! – The X Factor Musical.
So audiences will witness the pair take a trip to the countryside where Bertie Wooster attempts to match-make Madeline Bassett with Gussie Fink-Nottle, the former being his host’s daughter and his own future wife if he fails to marry her off in time! Cue plenty of hilariously farcical situations as Jeeves and Wooster attempt to get the couple together before it is too late.
P. G. Wodehouse penned a wide body of work during his career with the Jeeves short stories among his most famous, though he also created Lord Emsworth of the equally-famous Blandings Castle series. From the early 20th century up to his death in the 1970s he also introduced to the world characters such as Mr Mulliner and Uncle Fred, among others.
The Jeeves stories began in 1915 with the short story Extraciting Young Gussie and ran up to 1974 with the novel Aunts Aren’t Gentlemen. During the decades in between a range of stories and novels appeared featuring the famous duo.
And Mcfadyen and Mangan are perfect to bring the two characters to life, having both appeared in a wealth of shows on the stage and screen. The former is best known for his work in Spooks and appeared in Private Lives at the Vaudeville Theatre in 2010, whilst the latter is best known for the show Green Wing, though he has also appeared on the London stage in Birthday at the Royal Court Theatre.
Following A Doll’s House, which runs from August, Jeeves & Wooster In Perfect Nonsense is at the Duke of York’s Theatre from Tuesday 12th November 2013 (previews from Wednesday 30th October 2013)
|Booking From:||Friday, 19th September 2014|
|Booking Until:||Saturday, 20th September 2014|
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