Felicity Montagu and Conleth Hill in Quartermaine's Terms at the Wyndham’s Theatre
Cast Update for Quartermaine’s Terms with Rowan Atkinson in the West End from the New Year
“Quartermaine’s Terms” is a highly anticipated production set to land at the Wyndham’s Theatre in January and this is down its lead star Rowan Atkinson, who is returning to the West End for the first time since he played Fagin in “Oliver the Musical” at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane.
Now more names have been added to the cast, including a comedy star in Felicity Montagu (Lynne in “I’m Alan Partridge), stage regular Conleth Hill (from “Game of Thrones”), another stage regular Will Keen and Malcolm Sinclair (“Pie in the Sky”).
Felicity Montagu, though perhaps best known for her role as Lynne in “I’m Alan Partridge”, has in fact appeared in various different comedy programmes, alongside many comedians, over the years and so it is perhaps fitting that she appears alongside “Mr Bean” and “Blackadder” star Rowan Atkinson onstage. Her other credits include “Nighty Night”, “Suburban Shootout”, “Lead Balloon” and “The Harry Enfield Television Programme” in addition to films like “Bridget Jones’s Diary”, “Confettie” and alongside Simon Pegg in “How to Lose Friends and Alienate People”.
Meanwhile, Conleth Hill is best known for his work on the popular HBO series “Game of Thrones”. The Northern Irish actor has also appeared in the likes of “Britain’s Got the Pop Factor...And Possibly a New Celebrity Jesus Christ Soapstar Superstar Strictly on Ice” with Peter Kay, plus films like “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen”. But “Quartermaine’s Terms” won’t be his first stage role with productions like “All’s Well That Ends Well” at the National Theatre, “The Producers” at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane and “Shoot the Crow” at the Trafalgar Studios to his name, in addition to Broadway and Belfast credits.
In “Quartermaine’s Terms”, Rowan Atkinson portrays St John Quartermaine, who teaches English as a foreign language at a Cambridgeshire School for foreign students. Set in the 1960s, we learn that Quartermaine is a nice man for a terrible teacher. Add to this his eternal loneliness and the tendency of others to vent their emotions to him and it is clear why this piece has been celebrated by those with theatre tickets since it was first penned by Simon Gray in the 1980s.
“Quartermaine’s Terms” is at Wyndham’s Theatre from Tuesday 29th January 2013 (with previews from Wednesday 23rd January 2013) to Saturday 13th April 2013.