Little Britain’s MATT LUCAS is to go legit and star in a brand new adaptation of John Lahr’s biography PRICK UP YOUR EARS about 1960’s playwright Joe Orton.

Simon Bent’s new adaptation will see Matt Lucas play Orton’s lover Kenneth Halliwell opposite Chris New as Orton in the show, which takes its inspiration from John Lahr’s successful biography and Orton’s diaries rather than the 1987 film.

Directed by Daniel Kramer and produced by Sonia Friedman, Kim Poster and Lee Menzies, the play will open at the Comedy Theatre in September.

Save £10 on tickets to see Prick Up Your Ears at the Comedy Theatre, London.