The Mentalists, starring Stephen Merchant and Steffan Rhodri, will join this year’s growing list of shows closing early, playing its final performance at the Wyndham’s Theatre on 29 August 2015.
Abbey Wright’s revival of Richard Bean’s comic two-hander in which two friends idea of a utopian society goes awry marked Merchant’s West End debut alongside Gavin & Stacey’s Steffan Rhodri.
With 3 star reviews, Merchant’s performance was considered “an impressive West End debut – Independent” however the production failed to catch on with audiences.
The show’s producers said: “It has been a great joy bringing The Mentalists into the West End this summer; however, we have had to take the very difficult but prudent decision, based on a challenging post-summer period, to reduce the run to nine weeks. We wish to thank the cast, creative team and crew for all of their dedication, humour and hard work in creating a production which we are immensely proud of.”
With only a few weeks to go tickets are now selling with up to 50% off, so all those Richard Bean, Stephen Merchant & Steffan Rhodri fans grab yourself a bargain and go see. It’s FUNNY.