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MacFadyen and Mangan to star as West End Jeeves and Wooster

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A new stage version of PG Wodehouse’s Jeeves and Wooster will open in the West End this autumn.

Starring Matthew MacFadyen and Stephen Mangan respectively as the titular pair, the new play, entitled Perfect Nonsense, is written by Robert and David Goodale, based on Wodehouse’s characters.

It will run at the Duke of York’s Theatre from October 30, following performances at the Richmond Theatre and Brighton Theatre Royal. It will be directed by Sean Foley and produced by Mark Goucher and Mark Rubinstein.

Foley said: “When the Goodale Brothers’ exceptional script, based on PG Wodehouse’s quintessential English double act of Jeeves and Wooster, was shown to me, I immediately knew I wanted to do it. Wodehouse is one of the greatest, if not the greatest, English comic writer, and the challenge of putting his finest creation on stage for the very first time is a tremendously exciting one.”