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Jeeves & Wooster Extends as Spamalot Ends

Sunday, 19th Jan 2014  

Jeeves & Wooster In Perfect Nonsense Adds New Dates to September Whilst Spamalot Announces End Date in February

Some announcements have emerged recently concerning the future of certain west end shows, with Jeeves and Wooster In Perfect Nonsense, starring Stephen Mangan and Matthew Macfadyen at the Duke of York’s Theatre, adding new dates to late September and Monty Python’s Spamalot announcing its end in February.

Jeeves And Wooster In Perfect Nonsense follows an adventure featuring Bertie Wooster and his valet Jeeves, famously portrayed by Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry on television, as they head to the countryside. Based on the novel The Code Of The Woosters, the story sees Bertie taking drastic action in an effort to avoiding marrying Madeline Bassett and this involves both he and Jeeves putting on a huge wedding and attempting to get her back with her ex Gussie Fink-Nottle before time runs out.

The characters were originally featured on the novels by P G Wodehouse dating from 1915 right through to Wodehouse’s later career in the 1970s. As such they remain the most famous of Wodehouse’s creations thanks not only to the mentioned Fry and Laurie version of the early 1990s but also due to radio adaptations and, of course, this version with Mangan and Macfadyen, which began at the Duke of York’s Theatre in October 2013.

The production is now set to continue at the West End venue until at least Saturday 20th September 2014.

Meanwhile, Spamalot has been running at the Playhouse Theatre for a little longer, having transferred to the venue from the Harold Pinter Theatre in 2012. The production is the famous Monty Python musical which takes its cues mostly from Monty Python And The Holy Grail.

The show is now set to bow out at the venue on 22nd February 2014 and it has also been announced that Joe Pasquale, who played King Arthur in the show last year, is set to return to the role as the musical comes to an end (for the time being) in the West End. Pasquale is best known as a comedian and for appearing on television shows like I’m A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here! and The Price Is Right. 

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