About Jeeves and Wooster

Duke of York's Theatre, London
Booking to 20 September 2014
No longer booking

P.G. Wodehouse’s Jeeves and Wooster make a delightful return to the West End in “Perfect Nonsense.

Winner of Best New Comedy at the 2014 Olivier Awards, Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense stars acclaimed actors and comedians John Gordon Sinclair and James Lance at the Duke of York’s Theatre.

Tally Ho London – Jeeves and Wooster are back in town! Perfect Nonsense is the spiffingly hilarious comedy adapted from the works of quintessentially British writer P.G. Wodehouse.

Join James Lance as the charming, aristocratic fool Bertie Wooster and John Gordon Sinclair as his dutiful yet cunning valet Jeeves in this sparkling and brilliant new comedy.

Winner of the 2014 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy, Perfect Nonsense is directed by Sean Foley (The Ladykillers) and written by Robert and David Goodale.

This absolute hoot is now playing at the Duke of York’s Theatre in London.

THE STORY

When a perfectly delightful trip to the countryside takes a turn for the worse, Bertie Wooster is unwittingly called on to play matchmaker – reconciling the affections of his host’s drippy daughter Madeline Bassett with his newt-fancying acquaintance Gussie Fink-Nottle. If Bertie, ably assisted by the ever-dependable Jeeves, can’t pull off the wedding of the season he’ll be forced to abandon his cherished bachelor status and marry the ghastly girl himself!

REVIEWS

★★★★★ “An evening full of invention, wit and brilliant characterisation” Whats On Stage
★★★★★ “Devour every last drop of this Wooster sauce with relish” Sunday Telegraph
★★★★ “An inventive evening of bonkers comedy” Daily Mail

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Show Information

Performance dates
Booking to 20 September 2014
Running time
To be confirmed

Venue Information

Duke of York's Theatre, 45 St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4BG
Nearest Tube or Train: Leicester Square (Northern line, Piccadilly line), Charing Cross (Northern line, Bakerloo line), Embankment (Northern line, Bakerloo line, District line, Circle line)
Nearest Buses: 14, 19, 22, 24, 29, 38, 40, 176
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Jeeves and Wooster: New cast of John Gordon Sinclair and James Lance announced
Jeeves and Wooster: New cast of John Gordon Sinclair and James Lance announced
A new cast has been announced for P.G. Wodehouse’s Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense at the Duke of York's Theatre. [caption id="" align="alignright" width="240"] John Gordon Sinclair (Jeeves) and James Lance (Bertie Wooster) in Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense. Photo: Uli Weber[/caption] John Gordon Sinclair and James Lance will take over from current stars Mark Heap and Robert Webb in the comedy from 30 June 2014. The Olivier Award-winning hit is written by the Goodale brothers, and Robert Goodale will take over from Mark Hadfield as Seppings. The show will now run at the Duke of York's Theatre until 20 September 2014, and will then embark on a UK tour. Based on PG Wodehouse's legendary comic creations, the charmingly incompetent Bertie Wooster and his unflappable valet Jeeves, the show is directed by Sean Foley. BOOK Book tickets to Jeeves and Wooster at the Duke of York's Theatre CAST BIOGS John Gordon Sinclair is an Olivier Award-winning Scottish actor best-known for playing Gregory in Bill Forsyth’s iconic 1981 film Gregory’s Girl. In 1995 he won the Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical for his performance in She Loves Me (West End). John most recently played Professor Marcus in the West End run of The Ladykillers. Other stage credits include The Producers, Absurd Person Singular (both West End) and The Invisible Man (Menier Chocolate Factory). John recently appeared alongside Brad Pitt in the thriller World War Z. His acclaimed debut novel Seventy Times Seven was published in 2012. James Lance is well-known for his numerous roles comedy series including Teachers, The Book Group, Smack the Pony and I’m Alan Partridge. He has also appeared on screen in films such as Marie Antoinette directed by Sofia Coppola and Bel Ami which starred Robert Pattinson. James’ stage credits include Celebrity Autobiography (Leicester Square Theatre) and Ingredient X (Royal Court). Robert Goodale is an Olivier Award-winning writer whose career began as an actor. His stage credits include Dr. Faustus, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Timon of Athens (Shakespeare’s Globe), The Rivals, Comedy of Errors, Romeo and Juliet, School for Scandal and Cyrano de Bergerac (Royal Shakespeare Company); Vanya (The Gate Theatre) and Ghosts (Young Vic). Robert has also appeared on screen in Foyle’s War, Holby City and Midsommer Murders. Sean Foley is an award-winning actor, writer and director. He co-founded The Right Size, creating over ten original comedies for the theatre including the Olivier Award-winning and Tony-nominated production of The Play What I Wrote (Best Comedy 2002) and Do You Come Here Often? (Best Entertainment 1999). Theatre credits include: the multi Olivier-nominated The Ladykillers (Liverpool Everyman, Gielgud Theatre, UK Tour), Ben Hur (Watermill Theatre/Fiery Angel), What The Butler Saw (Vaudeville Theatre/MJE Productions), The Painkiller (Lyric Belfast), The Critic/The Real Inspector Hound (Chichester Festival Theatre) and The Armstrong and Miller Show Live UK Tour. Sean is writing a new version of Amadée for Birmingham Rep and a comedy for television based on The Pickwick Papers for Kudos/BBC. He is also directing the world premiere of an adaptation of Jules Verne's Around the World in Eighty Days, in an immersive production running in London in June 2014. LISTINGS INFORMATION Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense Duke Of York’s Theatre 104 St Martin's Lane London WC2N 4BG Monday – Saturday 7:30pm Wednesday and Saturday 2:30pm Previewed from 30 October 2013 Booking until 20 September 2014 Box office 0844 8713051 www.JeevesAndWoosterplay.com 2014 UK Tour Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense Yvonne Arnaud Theatre 24 Sept - 4 Oct Press Night: 29 September Milbrook, Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX Box Office: 01483 440 000 Online Bookings: www.yvonne-arnaud.co.uk Cambridge Arts Theatre 7 – 11 October 2014 6 St Edwards Passage, Cambridge CB2 3PJ Box Office: 01223 503333 Online Bookings: www.cambridgeartstheatre.purchase-tickets-online.co.uk Theatre Royal, Newcastle 14 – 18 October 2014 100 Grey Street, Newcastle, NE1 6BR Box Office: 0844 811 2121 www.theatreroyal.co.uk Norwich Theatre Royal 21 – 25 October 2014 Theatre St, Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1RL Box Office: 01603 630000 Online Bookings: www.theatreroyalnorwich.co.uk The Hexagon, Reading 28 Oct – 1 Nov 2014 Queens Walk, Berkshire, Reading, RG1 7UA Box Office: 0118 960 6060 Online Bookings: www.readingarts.com/thehexagon The Lowry, Salford 3 – 8 November 2014 Pier 8, The Quays, Salford, Manchester M50 3AZ Box Office: 0843 208 6000 Online Bookings: www.thelowry.com Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham 10 – 16 November 2014 7-10 Regent Street, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 1HQ Box Office: 01242 572 573 Online Bookings: www.everymantheatre.org.uk The Mayflower Theatre, Southampton 18 – 22 November 2014 22-26 Commercial Rd, Southampton, Hampshire SO15 1GE Box Office: 023 8071 1811 Online Bookings: www.mayflower.org.uk Theatre Royal, Glasgow 24 - 29 November 2014 282 Hope Street, Glasgow, G2 3QA Box Office: 0844 871 7627 Online Bookings: http://www.atgtickets.com/venues/theatre-royal-glasgow Bath Theatre Royal 1 – 6 December 2014 Theatre Royal Bath, Saw Close, Bath BA1 1ET Box Office: 01225 448844 Online Bookings: www.theatreroyal.org.uk
Photos: Jeeves and Wooster at the Duke of York’s Theatre
Photos: Jeeves and Wooster at the Duke of York’s Theatre
Production photos of Jeeves and Wooster at the Duke of York’s Theatre. P.G. Wodehouse’s Jeeves and Wooster make a welcome return to the West End this winter in Perfect Nonsense, written by The Goodale Brothers. The charmingly incompetent Bertie Wooster and his unflappable valet Jeeves are brought to life in a new comedy by Robert and David Goodale, directed by Sean Foley (The Ladykillers). The show stars Matthew Macfadyen and Stephen Mangan as the legendary duo, playing at the Duke of York’s Theatre for a limited run. [ngg src="galleries" ids="215" display="basic_imagebrowser"] Photos by Roy Tan. LINKS Jeeves and Wooster at the Duke of York’s Theatre THE CAST & CREATIVE TEAM Matthew Macfadyen is a BAFTA award-winning English actor, known for his roles as MI5 Intelligence Officer Tom Quinn in the BBC television drama series Spooks, Mr. Darcy in Pride & Prejudice and Daniel in the Frank Oz comedy Death at a Funeral. Matthew starred alongside Keira Knightley and Jude Law in Joe Wright’s adaptation of Anna Karenina in 2012. His stage work also includes Nicholas Hytner’s National Theatre production of Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2, starring as Prince Hal opposite Michael Gambon’s Falstaff; and the Vaudeville Theatre production of Private Lives, starring opposite Kim Cattrall for director Richard Eyre. Stephen Mangan is best known for roles including Guy Secretan in the television series Green Wing, Dan Moody in I'm Alan Partridge, Sean Lincoln in Episodes and holistic detective Dirk Gently in Dirk Gently. He has also appeared in numerous stage productions including Birthday and The People Are Friendly at the Royal Court and The Norman Conquests at the Old Vic and Circle in the Square Theatre in New York. Sean Foley is an award-winning actor, writer and director. He co-founded The Right Size, creating over ten original comedies for the theatre including the Olivier Award-winning and Tony-nominated production of The Play What I Wrote (Best Comedy 2002) and Do You Come Here Often? (Best Entertainment 1999). Theatre credits include: the multi Olivier-nominated The Ladykillers (Liverpool Everyman, Gielgud Theatre, UK Tour), Ben Hur (Watermill Theatre/Fiery Angel), What The Butler Saw (Vaudeville Theatre/MJE Productions), The Painkiller (Lyric Belfast), The Critic/The Real Inspector Hound (Chichester Festival Theatre) and The Armstrong and Miller Show Live UK Tour. Radio includes: The Remains of Foley and McColl, Foley And McColl Again and Foley And McColl: This Way Up (BBC Radio 4). Television includes: Foley And McColl: This Way Up (BBC2). Foley’s production of A Mad World, My Masters, opens at the Royal Shakespeare Company this spring. Alongside this, he is also writing a new version of Amadée for Birmingham Rep and a comedy for television based on The Pickwick Papers for Kudos/BBC. Like many siblings growing up together, writers Robert and David Goodale enjoyed their own, very particular brand of humour. As children they created a range of ridiculous characters that seamlessly evolved into members of their extended family. It was only later that they discovered that P.G. Wodehouse had beaten them to it, in creating an entirely credible world full of even more deliciously bonkers characters. As adults entering the real world, Robert became an actor, while David pursued a career as a documentary filmmaker, but both remained committed to making people laugh. Two years ago they were encouraged to combine their comic talents to adapt P.G. Wodehouse’s The Code of the Woosters for the stage. They finally put pen to paper, and several drafts later, with the blessing of the Wodehouse Estate, Perfect Nonsense was born. LINKS Book tickets to Jeeves and Wooster at the Duke of York’s Theatre

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1 thought on “Jeeves and Wooster tickets at the Duke of York’s Theatre, London”

  1. Saw the show last night, great fun! Can’t find a mention of the third player in the show, who nearly stole the show in my opinion.
    Never seen Spode in quite the same light before.

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