The production will open for previews at the Wyndham’s Theatre from the 27th September following a run at the Theatre Royal Bath.
The full cast and creative team has been announced for the world premiere production of the classic Ealing Studios comedy The Man in the White Suit which will have a three week engagement at Theatre Royal Bath from 5th September as part of its 2019 summer season before playing at the Wyndham’s Theatre.
Joining the previously announced Stephen Mangan as Sidney Stratton, Kara Tointon as Daphne Birnley and Sue Johnston as Mrs Watson will be Richard Cordery as Birnley, Richard Durden as Sir John, with Delroy Atkinson, Katie Bernstein, Ben Deery, Matthew Durkan, Rina Fatania, Oliver Kaderbhai, Eugene McCoy, Elliott Rennie and Katherine Toy.
The Man in the White Suit has been adapted and directed for the stage by Sean Foley and features set and costume design by award-winning designer Michael Taylor. This world premiere production will also have brand new songs written by Charlie Fink, known for fronting indie-folk band ‘Noah and the Whale’ as well as being a composer for theatre and film including The Lorax (Old Vic) and A Street Cat Named Bob.
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.
The 1951 Ealing Studios comedy film starred Alec Guinness, Joan Greenwood and Cecil Parker. It was directed by Alexander Mackendrick and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Writing (Screenplay).
Sean Foley’s production will feature choreography by Lizzi Gee, lighting by the Tony Award-winning Mark Henderson, sound by brothers Ben Ringham and Max Ringham, fights directed by Alison De Burgh and songs arranged by Phil Bateman.
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 hereor 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.