The Hampstead Theatre in North London is no stranger in providing a stage for future West End hits, with the huge musical Sunny Afternoon amongst its top shows. 2015 sees it present various more additions to the West End landscape and one of them is this enormously popular production starring Simon Russell Beale. Called Mr Foote’s Other Leg, it is likely to be one of the most talked-about shows of later 2015/early 2016, not only because it features an impressive story but because director Richard Eyre and actor Simon Russell Beale will also be making the journey to its new home.
Ian Kelly’s show focuses on the character of Samuel Foote, who has become a celebrity in Georgian London. He is well known as a satirist and comedian and his work has made him a target, not only with the press but with a surgeon’s knife as well. The show explores the world of celebrity in a time not so far removed from our own, with many well known historical names taking part, including Foote (who lost a leg in 1766 and used it for comedy) and more.
Simon Russell Beale portrays Foote and he does so having impressed audiences at the Hampstead Theatre and providing audiences with many years of acclaimed work on the stage and screen. The multi-Laurence Olivier Award-winner has previously appeared at the National Theatre in shows like London Assurance and Timon of Athens and the Noël Coward Theatre in the likes of Privates On Parade. Meanwhile, he is also well known with television and film viewers as he has accumulated credits like Dunkirk, Spooks and Penny Dreadful, to name but a few.
He stars alongside Dervla Kirwan, Joseph Millson, Micah Balfour, Jenny Galloway, Ian Kelly (also the show’s writer), Forbes Masson, Colin Stinton, Sophie Bleasdale and Joshua Elliot.
Director Richard Eyre has also earned an accomplished career having directed the likes of Ghosts at the Almeida Theatre, The Pajama Game at the Chichester Festival Theatre and Private Lives on Broadway.
Mr Foote’s Other Leg arrives in the West End for its anticipated appearance at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in October. It runs from Wednesday 4th November 2015 (previews from Wednesday 28th October 2015).
|Booking From:||Monday, 23rd November 2015|
|Booking Until:||Saturday, 23rd January 2016|
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