Audiences promised ‘rip-roaring comedy’
By Ron Ellis
Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense at The Little Theatre, Southport
AFTER the success of this season’s pantomime, Dick Whittington, at the Little Theatre, for their next production the S.D.C. move forward a few hundred years to the 1920’s and the hilarious world of P.G. Wodehouse’s immortal creations, Jeeves and Wooster’.
With three seasoned actors in Chris Smalley, Nathan Coleman and Rikki Spofforth playing the roles that some of Britain’s most celebrated comedians have filled over the years, this promises to be a comedy to suit all ages.
This “rip-roaring” comedy recently played in the West End at the West End’s Duke of York Theatre. It is based on The Code of the Woosters, which was published in 1938. The brothers David and Robert Goodale wrote the play.
Matthew Macfadyen played Jeeves and Stephen Mangan was Bertie Wooster.
The show opened in November 2013 and ran until September of the following year. It has also toured all over the world, including Australia, New Zealand and America.
Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie played Jeeves and Wooster respectively in the popular ITV comedy series at the start of the 1990s. The final series was also nominated for a British Academy Television Award for Best Drama Series.
In the show a tip-top trip to the countryside goes wrong for Bertie Wooster and his valet Jeeves in an evening of ‘perfect nonsense.’
Directed by Andrew Sloman, the show runs from Friday, January 24 to Saturday, February 1 at 7.30pm each evening. Tickets from the Box Office 01704 530521/530460 or book online at www.littletheatresouthport.co.uk