The actress has been confirmed to join Sean Foley’s stage production of the Ealing Studio comedy.
Producers of Sean Foley’s upcoming production of The Man in the White Suit have confirmed that Sue Johnston (The Royle Family, Brookside, Coronation Street) will be joining the production, playing the role of Mrs Watson from 5th September for three weeks at Theatre Royal Bath prior to nine weeks at the Wyndham’s Theatre from 26th September. The world premiere production will then continue its engagement in the West End until 11th January 2020 with further casting to be announced.
Adapted for the stage by Sean Foley, The Man in the White Suit is based on the 1951 Ealing Studios comedy film starring Alec Guinness, Joan Greenwood and Cecil Parker. It was directed by Alexander Mackendrick and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Writing (Screenplay).
When Sidney Stratton develops a fabric that never gets dirty and never wears out, manufacturers and trades unions are terrified by the threat it poses to their industry and their jobs. Only Daphne, the mill owner’s daughter, shows Stratton any sympathy as his world gradually falls apart before he finally finds love and a new idea.
As well as being adapted and directed for the stage by Sean Foley, The Man in the White Suit includes set and costume design by Michael Taylor. It is based on the play The Flower Within the Bud by Roger MacDougall and screenplay by Roger MacDougall, John Dighton and Alexander Mackendrick. This world premiere production is presented by Jenny King, Jonathan Church, Matthew Gale and Mark Goucher, by special arrangement with STUDIOCANAL.
The Man in the White Suit will play at the Wyndham’s Theatre from the 26th September until the 11th January.To book tickets click here or visit: Love Theatre.com, Theatre Tickets Direct.co.uk, Encore Tickets, See Tickets, From the Box Office, West End Theatre Breaks or Last Minute.com.