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Type of production: Comedy
Opened: 01 March 2017
Booking until: 03 June 2017
Running time: To Be Confirmed
Prices: £20.00 - £110.00
Cast: Griff Rhys Jones
GRIFF RHYS JONES STARS ALONGSIDE LEE MACK IN MOLIERE'S CLASSIC COMEDY THE MISER

Actor, writer, presenter, comedian and two-time Olivier award-winner Griff Rhys Jones returns to the West End alongside BAFTA and British Comedy Award winning comedian Lee Mack, who is making his West End debut. They are joined by Mathew Horne (Gavin & Stacey, Bad Education).

Fanatical about protecting his wealth, the paranoid Harpagon suspects all of trying to flinch his fortune and will go to any length to protect it. 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 hilarious new adaptation by Sean Foley and Phil Porter of Moliere's classic comedy, opening at the Garrick Theatre on 1 March 2017.

This major revival is directed by Sean Foley (The Dresser, The Ladykillers, Jeeves and Wooster). Book now to be among the very first to see this major revival.


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MATHEW HORNE JOINS GRIFF RHYS JONES AND LEE MACK IN THE MISER (15 DECEMBER 2016)

Full casting has been announced for a major West End revival of Moliere's classic comedy The Miser. The full cast now includes Mathew Horne, who joins the previously announced Griff Rhys Jones who returns to the West End stage after a five year absence and Lee Mack who makes his West End debut.

The play has been newly adapted by Sean Foley and Phil Porter, and will be presented at Bath Theatre Royal (8-18 February)and Richmond Theatre (21-25 February), prior to opening at the Garrick Theatre in London's West End on Wednesday 1 March 2017. Its limited season continues until 10 June 2017.

Mathew Horne has worked extensively in television where his credits include Are You Being Served?, Agatha Raisin, Worried About the Boy, Nan, Bad Education, Gavin & Stacey, Teachers and The Catherine Tate Show. His stage work includes Pride (Trafalgar Studios/ tour), Charley's Aunt (Menier Chocolate Factory/ Theatre Royal Bath) and Entertaining Mr.Sloane /Trafalgar Studios).

The full West End cast is now Griff Rhys Jones, Lee Mack, Mathew Horne, Saikat Ahamed, Ryan Gage, Simon Holmes, Andi Osho, Michael Webber, Ellie White and Katy Wix.



LEE MACK TO MAKE WEST END DEBUT IN THE MISER (15 NOVEMBER 2016)

BAFTA winning comedian Lee Mack will make his West End debut in a major revival of Moliere's classic comedy The Miser in early 2017. Mack joins Griff Rhys Jones who is returning to the London stage after five years to lead the ensemble cast. The play, newly adapted by Sean Foley and Phil Porter, will be presented in Bath and Richmond, prior to opening at the Garrick Theatre on Wednesday 1 March 2017.

Adapter and director Sean Foley's current production of Ronald Harwood's The Dresser - which stars Ken Stott and Reece Shearsmith and is also produced by Mark Goucher - is currently running at the West End's Duke of York's Theatre.

Best known for television and stand-up work, Lee Mack is widely recognised as one of the country's favourite comedians. He is the writer and star of hit BBC One comedy Not Going Out, which has run for seven series and holds the accolade of being the BBC's longest running sitcom. He is a team captain on the BBC panel show Would I Lie to You, the host of Duck Quacks Don't Echo on Sky One and a regular guest on panel shows, including Have I Got News for You, Nevermind the Buzzcocks and 8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown.

Griff Rhys Jones is a two-time Olivier award-winning actor, writer, presenter and comedian. On stage, he has appeared as 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). In a long-lasting comedy partnership with Mel Smith, his television credits include Not the Nine O'Clock News (BBC), Alas Smith and Jones (BBC), The World According to Smith and Jones (ITV), Smith and Jones in Small Doses (BBC) and Smith and Jones (BBC).





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