June 27, 2012
May 17, 2012
First Night photos from What The Butler Saw at the Vaudeville Theatre in London.
Celebrities were out in force last night for the opening of Joe Orton’s classic comedy What The Butler Saw. Stars of the show including Omid Djalili, Tim McInnerny, Samantha Bond and Georgia Moffett were joined by actors and entertainers including Jim Broadbent, Jenny Eclair, Peter Davison, Lesley Garrett, Reece Shearsmith and Neil Pearson.
Joe Orton’s legendary 1967 comedy is an insanely funny, full-throttle tour de farce directed by Sean Foley.
What The Butler Saw at the Vaudeville Theatre starring Omid Djalili, Tim McInnerny and Samantha Bond
April 22, 2012
Omid Djalili, Tim McInnerny, Samantha Bond and Georgia Moffett star in Joe Orton’s insanely funny, full-throttle tour de farce.
September 15, 2009
Comedy appears to be a key factor in casting the role of Fagin in Cameron Mackintosh’s multi-million pound production of Oliver! at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane.
First Rowan Atkinson was cast in the lead role when the show opened at the Theatre Royal in January this year, followed by current Fagin, Iranian comedian Omid Djalili. And now the producers have announced that TV and stage star Griff Rhys Jones has landed the part of Dickens’ greatest villain.
Griff shot to fame in the late seventies on satirical TV show Not The Nine O’Clock News alongside Rowan Atkinson. No stranger to theatre, he has won Laurence Olivier best comedy awards for his performances in Charley’s Aunt and An Absolute Turkey and has enjoyed great success on stage and TV.
Producer of Oliver! Cameron Mackintosh said, “I’ve wanted to work with Griff for years so I’m delighted that the marvellous role of Fagin has tempted him back to the stage this Christmas. Griff is an actor with an amazing array of successful talents, all of which will undoubtedly be poured into his unique and entertaining interpretation of one of Dickens’ most famous and beloved creations. I can’t wait!”
Griff joins the cast of the Rupert Goold directed show alongside BBC “I’d Do Anything” winner Jodie Prenger, as Nancy and performs from 14 December until June 2010.