Comedian Lee Mack is to star alongside the previously announced Griff Rhys Jones in Sean Foley’s production of Molière’s classic comedy The Miser.
Producer Mark Goucher has today confirmed that the Not Going Out and Would I Lie to You? star will make his West End debut in Sean Foley’s production which will open for previews at the Garrick theatre from the 1st March 2017, following runs at the at Bath Theatre Royal and Richmond Theatre.
Fanatical about protecting his wealth, the paranoid Harpagon (Griff Rhys Jones) suspects all of trying to filch his fortune, and will go to any length to protect it. A matchmaker motivated only by money, he sets his sights on wealthy spouses for his children, so his riches are safe from their grubby hands.
As true feelings and identities are revealed will Harpagon allow his children to follow their heart, or will his love of gold prove all-consuming?
Lee Mack will be appearing alongside Griff Rhys Jones, whose previous stage credits include playing Fagin in Cameron Mackintosh’s Oliver! (West End), the title role in Charley’s Aunt (West End) and in Feydeau’s An Absolute Turkey (The Globe).
Sean Foley’s credits include directing the Olivier nominated The Ladykillers and Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense . He has also created over 10 original comedies including Olivier Award-winning and Tony-nominated production of The Play What I Wrote (Best Comedy 2002), Do You Come Here Often? (Best Entertainment 1999), and Ducktastic! (Albery Theatre – Best Entertainment nomination 2006).
The Miser will play at the Bath Theatre Royal from the 8th to the 18th February 2017, Richmond Theatre from the 21st to the 25th February and the Garrick Theatre from the 1st March to the 10th June. To book tickets for the West End run visit: Ticketmaster.co.uk, Discount Theatre.com, Last Minute.com, Theatre Tickets Direct.co.uk, Love Theatre.com, Theatre People.com and UK Tickets.co.uk.