Richard Eyre’s sold out Hampstead Theatre production of Mr Foote’s Other Leg is to capitalise on the early closure of McQueen and transfer to Theatre Royal Haymarket from 28 October 2015, for a limited season in London’s West End.

Starring Simon Russell Beale as Samuel Foote, this riotously funny new play, based on Ian Kelly’s award-winning biography of Foote, explores society’s obsession with the rise and fall of celebrity through the true story of the Oscar Wilde of the 18th century.

The cast includes: Simon Russell Beale (Samuel Foote); Dervla Kirwan (Peg Woffington); Joseph Millson (David Garrick); Micah Balfour (Frank Barber); Jenny Galloway (Mrs Garner); Ian Kelly (Prince George); Forbes Masson (John Hunter); Colin Stinton (Benjamin Franklin/ Charles Macklin); Sophie Bleasdale (Miss Chudleigh) and Joshua Elliott (Hallam).

Mr Foote’s Other Leg is directed by Richard Eyre with design by Tim Hatley, set in Georgian London it met with acclaim from both critics and the general public alike upon its opening at the Hampstead Theatre in September 2015.

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