Classic Ealing comedy on Bath stage

STEPHEN Mangan comes to Bath Theatre Royal from Friday 6th to Saturday 21st September, starring in a the first stage adaptation of the Ealing classic comedy film The Man in the White Suit.

He is joined by Kara Tointon and Sue Johnston for the world premiere of Sean Foley’s keenly anticipated play, which goes directly from Bath to Wyndham’s Theatre in the West End.

Sidney Stratton is delighted when he develops a fabric that never gets dirty and never wears out. But manufacturers and trades unions are terrified by the threat it poses to their industry and their jobs.

Only Daphne, the mill owner’s daughter, shows Stratton any sympathy as his world gradually falls apart, and that’s before he finally finds love and a new idea.

The iconic 1951  film starred Alec Guinness, Joan Green­wood and Cecil Parker and its screenplay was nominated for an Academy Award.

Sean Foley is reunited with Stephen Mangan, with whom he created the Olivier Award winning stage comedy Jeeves and Wooster.

The Man In The White Suit has a cast of 14 including actor musicians, as well as  a specially written score with songs by Charlie Fink, lead singer and songwriter with indie-folk band Noah and the Whale and for his work as a theatre composer.

Stephen Mangan plays Sid­ney Stratton with Kara Toin­ton as Daphne Birnley and Sue Johnston as Sidney’s landlady, Mrs Watson. They are joined by Richard Cordery and Richard Durden, with Delroy Atkinson, Katie Bernstein, Ben Deery, Matthew Durkan, Rina Fatania, Oliver Kaderbhai, Eugene McCoy, Elliott Rennie and Katherine Toy.
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Performances at Bath are night­ly from Monday to Saturday at 7.30pm, with 2.30 matinees  on Wednes­days and Saturdays, except 7th September. For more details, telephone, 01225 448844 or visit the website,  www.theatreroyal.org.uk