The Man In The White Suit
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Stephen Mangan and Kara Tointon return to the West End to star in the world premiere of the classic Ealing comedy THE MAN IN THE WHITE SUIT, adapted and directed by Sean Foley.

When Sidney Stratton (Stephen Mangan), invents 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 (Kara Tointon) the mill owner's daughter, shows Sidney any support as the bosses and workers chase the Man in the White Suit determined to destroy them both. This fast-moving comedy reunites Stephen Mangan and Sean Foley who also created the Olivier award-winning production Jeeves and Wooster.

Stephen Mangan's many stage appearances include The Birthday Party, Jeeves and Wooster and The Norman Conquests, for which he received a Tony nomination. His many screen credits include the lead as Sean in Episodes for the BBC, and for the Bafta winning Green Wing.

Sean Foley's many productions include most recently in the West End, The Dresser, The Miser and The Painkiller. He is a double Olivier award-winner and has recently been appointed as the next Artistic Director at Birmingham Rep. For THE MAN IN THE WHITE SUIT, he joins forces with Designer Michael Taylor, with whom he also created The Ladykillers.

Kara Tointon's stage credits include Olivia in Twelfth Night for the RSC, Ayckbourn's Relatively Speaking, and Absent Friends, and as Eliza in Pygmalion.


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STEPHEN MANGAN & KARA TOINTON STAR IN THE MAN IN THE WHITE SUIT (15 APRIL 2019)

Stephen Mangan and Kara Tointon are to star in a stage adaptation by Sean Foley (who also directs) of the classic Ealing Studios comedy The Man in the White Suit. The production will play a three-week season at Theatre Royal Bath (5-21 September 2019(, prior to receiving its world premiere at London's Wyndham's Theatre in preview from 26 September (press night is 8 October). Mangan plays Sidney Stratton with Tointon as Daphne Birnley.

The 1951 iconic Ealing comedy 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).

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.

This world premiere production will reunite Mangan and Foley who created the Olivier Award-winning comedy Jeeves and Wooster together. Foley also teams up again with Michael Taylor with whom he created the five-time Olivier Award-nominated The Ladykillers. Foley's production will feature a cast of 14 including actor-musicians and a specially written score. Set and costume design will be by Michael Taylor.

Stephen Mangan is a stage, film, television and voice actor. In 2008 he played in title role in The Norman Conquests at The Old Vic and then on Broadway. Other theatre credits include, Birthday and The People Are Friendly (Royal Court Theatre), Jeeves and Wooster (Duke of York's Theatre), Hayfever (Savoy theatre), Midsummer Night's Dream (RSC) and Rules For Living (National Theatre). Mangan has an extensive list of television credits, he plays the lead role of Sean Lincoln in the comedy series Episodes.
This year he can also been seen starring the new comedy series Bliss for Sky Atlantic.

Kara Tointon's stage appearances include: Olivia in Twelfth Night (RSC); Bella Manningham in Gaslight (UK Tour); Ginny in Relatively Speaking (Wyndham's Theatre); Evelyn in Absent Friends (Harold Pinter Theatre) and Eliza in Pygmalion (Garrick Theatre). On television she has appeared in The Keith and Paddy Picture Show, Henry IX, The Halcyon, The Sound of Music Live, Mr Selfridge, Suntrap, Lewis, Bedlam, The Bill, Dream Team, Keen Eddie, Harry and Cosh and EastEnders.





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Type of production: Comedy

Opened: 25 September 2019

Booking until: 11 January 2020

Running time: To Be Confirmed

Prices: £20.00 - £198.00

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