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About the showJoyous comedy The Man in the White Suit makes its world stage premiere at Theatre Royal Bath, before opening at London's Wyndham's Theatre. Sean Foley adapts and directs, while Stephen Mangan and Kara Tointon star. Catch it from 26 September 2019.
The legendary 1951 comedy film of the same name starred Alec Guinness, Joan Greenwood and Cecil Parker, and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Writing (Screenplay).
The Man in the White Suit follows Sidney Stratton, the man responsible for an exceptional fabric that never wears out or gets dirty. Manufacturers see his invention as the ultimate threat to their industry, and are up in arms. As Stratton’s world begins to fall apart, it is only Daphne, the daughter of a mill owner, who shows him sympathy.
A 14-strong cast including actor musicians is led by Stephen Mangan and Kara Tointon, with Sue Johnston (The Royle Family) supporting. Mangan (The Birthday Party) plays the role of Sidney while Tointon (Relatively Speaking) plays Daphne.
Sean Foley is a two-time Olivier Award-winner and the Artistic Director of Birmingham Repertory Theatre. His directorial credits include Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense and The Ladykillers.
Design is by Michael Taylor (What the Butler Saw, White Christmas).
A winsome comedy executed by a stellar team, The Man in the White Suit is one for the diary. See it at Wyndham’s Theatre from 26 September 2019, with a press night on 8 October.
Please note that Stephen Mangan will not be performing during the week commencing 23 December 2019.
Who Should See It?Fans of Ealing Studios comedies won't want to miss seeing The Man in the White Suit translated to the stage. Similarly, those who enjoyed Stephen Mangan's work in television shows such as Green Wing and Kara Tointon in programmes like EastEnders should be sure to secure tickets to see this pair of formidable talents onstage together.