Steptoe goes West

London run for rag and bone revival

The stage revival of Steptoe And Son is heading for the West End stage.

Murder At Oil Drum Lane, co-written by Steptoe creator Ray Galton will open at the Comedy Theatre next month.

The news comes after the show The School Of Night, which had been due to open there in February, pulled out.

This new play, which will run for nine weeks, premiered at the York Theatre Royal in October, where it attracted warm reviews.

Also written by veteran comedy scribe John Antrobus, it is set in the present day, when Albert is dead, killed in a fit of temper by Harold who escaped to South America to avoid his crime.

Harold now returns to the scene of his crime and finds the ghost of his dead father waiting for him.

Harry Dickman and Jake Nightingale reprise their York roles as Albert and Harold respectively.

Steptoe And Son in Murder At Oil Drum Lane will preview from February 16 and is booking until April. 22. Click here for tickets.

Click here for a review of the York production, and here for an interview with Ray Galton about the project


Published: 14 Jan 2006

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