Star of Rev returns to theatre in Feydeau’s farce A Flea in her Ear

Tom Hollander

Tom Hollander is back on the London stage this Christmas in a revival of Georges Feydeau’s 1907 French farce A Flea in her Ear, directed by Richard Eyre in a version by John Mortimer.

The film, TV and stage actor’s profile is at an all-time high at the moment, with his recent starring role in BBC comedy Rev garnering much critical and audience acclaim.

Hollander’s stage roles include The Way of the World at the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre in 1992 for which he won an Ian Charleson Award, The Government Inspector and Joe Penhall’s play Landscape with Weapon at the Royal National Theatre.

TV work includes new BBC comedy Rev, playing the Reverend Adam Smallbone, King George III in the HBO mini-series John Adams, The Thick Of It, Desperate Romantics, Absolutely Fabulous, Wives and Daughters, Freezing and The Lost Prince.

His movie roles include  The Pirates of the Caribbean, Valkyrie, The Soloist, In the Loop, Gosford Park, Bedrooms and Hallways and Pride and Prejudice, for which he won The Evening Standard Film Awards Comedy Award, and London Critics Circle Best Supporting Actor.

This adaptation of A Flea in her Ear by John Mortimer is returning home to the Old Vic, where it was originally performed by the National Theatre in 1966 starring Albert Finney. It was later revived in 1989 starring Jim Broadbent.

Tom Hollander will co-star in the show alongside an impressive cast including Lisa Dillon – star of recent Old Vic play Design for Living, Jonathan Cake, Di Botcher, Oliver Cotton, Freddie Fox, Fiona Glascott, Lloyd Hutchinson, Tim McMullan, John Marquez, William Maxwell, Rebecca Night, Maggie Service and Walter van Dyk.

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