I say! Robert Webb joins Perfect Nonsense national tour

Jason Thorpe, Robert Webb & Christopher Ryan in Perfect Nonsense. Photo by Hugo Glendinning
Jason Thorpe, Robert Webb & Christopher Ryan in Perfect Nonsense. Photo by Hugo Glendinning

Robert Webb is following up his appearance in Neville’s Island with a return to the PG Wodehouse comedy, Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense, taking over the first part of the 2015 leg of the UK tour.

The Olivier award-winning comedy is currently touring until the end of the year with John Gordon Sinclair as Jeeves, James Lance (Bertie Wooster) and Robert Goodale (Seppings).

From February until April Webb will play the hapless Bertie Wooster, Jason Thorpe takes over the role of Gentleman’s gentleman, Jeeves, and the role of Seppings will be played by Christopher Ryan.

Winning Best New Comedy at the 2014 Olivier Awards, the charmingly incompetent Bertie Wooster and his unflappable valet Jeeves are brought to life in this highly acclaimed comedy by brothers Robert and David Goodale.

Robert Webb is best known for his role as Jeremy in Channel 4’s multi-award winning Peep Show which he stars alongside long-time collaborator David Mitchell.

Alongside this, Mitchell and Webb wrote and starred in The Mitchell and Webb Situation and That Mitchell and Webb Look which won the BAFTA for best comedy in 2007.

In 2008 Webb made his West End stage debut in the UK premiere of Fat Pig by Neil LaBute at Trafalgar Studios and has subsequently appeared on stage in Perfect Nonsense and the Chichester transfer of Neville’s Island.

Jason Thorpe has recently appeared on stage in Dennis Kelly’s adaptation of From Morning to Midnight, tion (both National Theatre), What the Butler Saw (Vaudeville Theatre) and Absurd Person Singular (The Curve, Leicester).

Jason has also appeared on screen in the BBC adaptation of Charles Dickens’ Little Dorrit as well as Holy Flying Circus and ITV’s acclaimed science fiction drama Primeval.

Christopher Ryan is well known for his role in the iconic television series The Young Ones where he starred as Mike alongside Rik Mayall, Adrian Edmondson, Nigel Planer and Alexei Sayle.

His stage credits include Fings Ain’t Wot They Used T’Be (Theatre Royal Stratford East), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (London Palladium) and His Girl Friday (National Theatre).

Tour dates

2014 (with John Gordon Sinclair, James Lance and Robert Goodale).

Until Saturday, The Mayflower Theatre, Southampton
November 24-29, Theatre Royal, Glasgow
December 1-6, Theatre Royal, Bath

2015 (with Robert Webb, Jason Thorpe and Christopehr Ryan)

February 4-7, Severn Theatre, Shrewsbury
February 10-14, Oxford Playhouse
February 16-21, Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield
February 23-28, Harrogate Theatre
March 2-7, Chichester Festival Theatre
March 9-14, Birmingham Repertory Theatre
March 17-21, Marlowe Theatre Canterbury
March 24-28, Grand Opera House,Belfast
March 30-April 4, Malvern Theatre
April 7-11, Milton Keynes Theatre

Jason Thorpe & Christopher Ryan with Bertie Wooster casting to be announced.

April 20-25, Theatre Royal, Nottingham
April 28-May 2, New Victoria Theatre, Woking
May 5-9, Hall for Cornwall, Truro
May 11-16, Kings Theatre, Edinburgh
May 18-21, Salisbury Playhouse
June 1-6, Grand Theatre, Leeds
June 9-13, New Theatre, Cardiff.

For a taste of what’s to come watch the trailer starring John Gordon Sinclair and cast.

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