About the showJeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense is the world premiere of a new stage adaptation of the classic P.G Wodehouse characters. Following a short UK tour, the play opened at the Duke of York's Theatre in October 2013. This production was adapted for the stage by The Goodale Brothers, and features direction by Sean Foley, whose previous West End comedy credits include The Ladykillers and The Play What I Wrote.
As a delightful trip to the countryside begins to take a turn for the worse, the aristocratic Bertie Wooster is called upon to play matchmaker with his host's drippy daughter Madeline Bassett and the slightly strange Gussie Fink-Nottle. All eyes are on him to plan and create the wedding of the season, aided of course by his trusty Butler Jeeves. If they can't manage to pull it off between the two of them, Bertie will be forced to wave goodbye to his cherished bachelor status and marry the girl himself!
The story is narrated by Bertie Wooster himself, but with the only other performers at his disposal being Jeeves and Seppings, the show will require some creative solutions. Between them they manage to conjure up all your favourite characters Gussie Fink-Nottle, Madeline Bassett, Sir Watkin Bassett, Dahlia Travers, Roderick Spode and Constable Oates!
The cast originally featured Steven Mangan and Matthew Macfadyen as Bertie and Jeeves, most recently Robert Webb and Mark Heap have been starring in the show. Now James Lance and John Gordon Sinclair take on the roles of Bertie Wooster and Jeeves they will be joined by Olivier Award-winning writer and actor Robert Goodale as Seppings.
Who Should See It?Fans of P.G Wodehouse's eccentric characters will enjoy seeing them live onstage. This high energy comedy is suitable for a wide range of ages, and will delight people familiar with the characters and those coming to them for the first time.
- Laurence Olivier Awards 2014: Best New Comedy