Neil Morrissey in Relative Values at the Harold Pinter Theatre
Men Behaving Badly Actor Replacing Rory Bremner in the High Profile Play in the West End
Neil Morrissey has been cast in the popular production of Noël Coward’s Relative Values at the Harold Pinter Theatre. The well known Men Behaving Badly actor has been seen in the West End before and his familiar face will surely attract great interest in the production, which started performances at the London venue back in March.
Morrissey will take on the role of Crestwell, a part that has been played by Rory Bremner up to now, and this will see him star alongside Caroline Quentin (also of Men Behaving Badly fame), Patricia Hodge, Ben Mansfield and Leigh Zimmerman.
Noël Coward’s famous play is a story of culture clash as we meet a family entrenched in the traditions of the English aristocracy. Amongst them is a young earl and it is his intention to marry a beautiful Hollywood starlet. This may seem like an easy proposal, but there’s no story without tension and it soon becomes clear that problems will arise when it is discovered that Moxie, the family’s maid, is the sister of the potential bride. To avoid uncomfortable mishaps, they have to pass off Moxie as an equal.
Neil Morrissey, whilst best known to many audiences for his role as Tony in Men Behaving Badly, has enjoyed a long career and that has seen him appear in a range of television programmes during his time. His other famous roles include Bob in Bob The Builder and Eddie in Waterloo Road, in addition to Skins, Me And Mrs Jones, Carrie And Barry and Line Of Duty. For the stage, his work has included Oliver! at the Manchester Palace Theatre and Aladdin at the Derby Assembly Rooms, in addition to West End roles like Acorn Antiques at the Theatre Royal Haymarket and Guys And Dolls at the Piccadilly Theatre.
The next show set to appear at the Harold Pinter Theatre is The Importance Of Being Earnest with Lucy Bailey directing and performers like Nigel Havers taking to the stage.
But before that, Relative Values continues its run at the West End venue, with Neil Morrissey taking over from Monday 26th May 2014, where it will end on Saturday 21st June 2014.