Full casting for the major West End revival of Molière’s The Miser, which arrives at the Garrick Theatre from March 2017, has been confirmed.
Joining the previously announced Griff Rhys Jones and Lee Mack, the cast will also include Mathew Horne, Saikat Ahamed, Ryan Gage, Simon Holmes, Andi Osho, Michael Webber, Ellie White and Katy Wix.
Molière’s classic comedy has been newly adapted for the stage by Sean Foley and Phil Porter and will be presented at the Bath Theatre Royal and Richmond Theatre before arriving in the West End from 1st March.
This production will see comedian Lee Mack making his West End debut and is directed by Sean Foley.
Fanatical about protecting his wealth, the paranoid Harpagon (Griff Rhys Jones) suspects all of trying to flinch 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? Passion and purse strings go head to head in this rip roaring comedy, by France’s greatest dramatist.
Griff Rhys Jones returns to the London stage for the first time in five years for this production. His previous stage credits includes 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).
Lee Mack is best known for writing and starring in the hit comedy Not Going Out as well as being a team captain on Would I Lie to You?, while Matthew Horne is best known for his roles in Gavin and Stacey and Bad Education.
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.