Lee Mack to make his West End acting debut | In Moliere's The Miser

Lee Mack to make his West End acting debut

In Moliere's The Miser

Lee Mack is to make his West End debut in a revival of Molière’s classic comedy The Miser.

He joins fellow comedian Griff Rhys Jones, who had already been announced, in the production at the Garrick Theatre.

First performed in Paris in 1668, the satirical farce revolves around a paranoid old spendthrift Harpagon (Rhys Jones). Fiercely protective of his fortune, he is attempting to secure wealthy spouses for his children.

The new production has been adapted by playwright Phil Porter and Sean Foley – who directed Graham Linehan’s version of The Ladykillers,  Rob Brydon in The Painkiller and the current Catherine Tate Show Live, as well as co-creating the Morecambe and Wise tribute comedy The Play What I Wrote.

Producers say that further star casting is to be announced.

The show will run at the Bath Theatre Royal from February 8 to18, then Richmond Theatre from February 21 to 25, before moving to London on March 1 with an opening night on March 13.

Griff

While this is Mack’s first major stage role, Rhys Jones was last seen in the West End playing Fagin in Oliver! from 2009 to 2011. 

He has won two Olivier awards for best comedy performance, a decade apart: for Charley’s Aunt in 1984 and An Absolute Turkey in 1994. He also appeared as Toad in The Wind in the Willows at the National Theatre  in 1990.

Published: 14 Nov 2016

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