Comedy 'kings' hold court

Bailey, Henry, Barrymore...

Bill Bailey and Lenny Henry will both star in their own West End runs this autumn.

The comics will each play as part of a Kings Of Comedy season that also marks Michael Barrymore's comeback to the public arena.

Barrymore, has been keeping a low profile since the inquest into the death of Stuart Lubbock in his swimming pool returned an open verdict.

But he will be appearing in an improvised show at the Wyndhams Theatre from September 15 to November 8, following a tour of Australia and New Zealand

He said: '"I am delighted to be returning to my roots and my first love of live theatre."

Barrymore takes a week off from his West End debut, from October 13, to make way for Never Mind The Buzzcocks star Bailey, who will be performing his Edinburgh show Part Troll.

And Barrymore is followed by a three-week run for Lenny Henry's new one-man show, based on the formula of his BBC1 series This is My Life.

This is Henry's West End debut, too, and the show will be co-written Kim Fuller and directed by Theatre de Complicité's Simon McBurney.

A spokesman promised "new characters and scenarios that will take his unique brand of high-octane comedy into new dimensions".

Tickets for all shows are priced from £10 to £38.

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Published: 28 Jun 2003

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