It has been announced today that Richard Eyre’s sold-out Hampstead Theatre production of Mr Foote’s Other Leg will transfer to the Theatre Royal Haymarket from the 28th October for a limited season.
This new comedy set in Georgian London has been written by Ian Kelly and designed by Tim Hatley was met with critical acclaim when it opened at the Hampstead Theatre last month .
In Georgian London, there is no one more famous than Samuel Foote. He is a satirist, impressionist and comedian – he even has the ear of the king.
Adored by many but despised by some, Samuel finds himself at the sharp end of attacks from the press as well as a surgeon’s knife. In an age obsessed with fame, his colleagues from the world of stage and science begin to wonder if fame can drive you mad.
The production will see Simon Russell Beale reprise his role of 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).
Producer Michael Codron commissioned Ian Kelly to write the stage version of Mr Foote’s Other Leg from his book of the same name.
Mr Foote’s Other Leg will begin previews at the Theatre Royal Haymarket from the 28th of October and will run for a strictly limited season until the 23rd January 2016.