There’s been an exciting cast change announced in London theatre this week… John Gordon Sinclair and James Lance will replace the current Jeeves and Wooster in the hit musical comedy, Perfect Nonsense
A new Jeeves and Wooster duo are coming to town
From 30 June 2014 John Gordon Sinclair and James Lance will take over from Robert Webb and Mark Heap as the legendary duo, Jeeves and Wooster. Lance will play the dilettante Bertie Wooster and John Gordon Sinclair will play his faithful butler Jeeves. Lance is best-known for his roles in several British comedy series, including I’m Alan Partridge, Teachers and Smack the Pony. Oliver Award-winning Gordon Sinclair is most noted for playing Gregory in Gregory’s Girl. The Scottish actor won the Oliver Award for Best Actor in a Musical 1995 for his performance in the West End version of She Loves Me.
An inventive evening bordering on the slightly bonkers
Since it began at the Duke of York’s Theatre in 2013, Perfect Nonsense has enjoyed a string of great reviews and an overwhelming response in the auditorium. Dubbed as “an inventive evening of slightly bonkers, genial comedy”, brothers David and Robert Goodale have really brought PG Wodehouse’s 1938 novel The Code of the Woosters to life.
Like many siblings, David and Robert grew up inventing their own imaginatively batty characters, which evolved into members of their extended family. As an adult, David became a documentary filmmaker and Robert an actor but both brothers remained passionate about creating their own comic characters and making people laugh. P G Wodehouse might have beaten the Goodale brothers to it in the creation of Jeeves and Wooster but that didn’t stop David and Robert adapting the formidable duo for the stage, with fabulous results.
A classic Jeeves and Wooster plot
In typical crazy Jeeves and Wooster style Perfect Nonsense is centred on an antique silver cream jug which is shaped like a cow. When a weekend in the country takes a turn for the worse, Wooster is called upon to steal the silver cow jug – the mind boggles!
Perfect Nonsense will continue at the Duke of York’s Theatre until September 20, 2014. The award-winning comedy will begin its national tour on September 24at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford.
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