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Lee Mack joins Griff Rhys Jones in The Miser

Published 14 November 2016

Producer Mark Goucher has today announced that BAFTA winning comedian Lee Mack will make his West End debut in a major revival of Molière’s classic comedy The Miser in early 2017.

Mack joins Griff Rhys Jones, who is returning to the London stage after five years to lead the ensemble cast.

The play, newly adapted by Sean Foley and Phil Porter, will be presented at Bath Theatre Royal and Richmond Theatre, prior to opening at the Garrick Theatre in London’s West End on Wednesday 1 March 2017, with an opening night on Monday 13 March.

Best known for television and stand-up work, Leeis widely recognised as one of the country’s favourite comedians and has won multiple awards. He is the writer and star of hit BBC One comedy, Not Going Out, which has run for seven series and holds the accolade of being the BBC’s longest running sitcom. He is a team captain on popular BBC panel show Would I Lie To You, the host of Duck Quacks Don’t Echo on Sky One and a regular guest on panel shows, including Have I Got News For You, Nevermind The Buzzcocks and 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown. Lee has also toured the country with multiple sell-out stand up shows.

Griff Rhys Jones is a two-time Olivier Award-winning actor, writer, presenter and comedian. On stage, he has appeared as Fagin in Cameron Mackintosh’s Oliver! (West End), the title role in Charley’s Aunt (West End) and in Feydeau’s An Absolute Turkey (The Globe). Sean Foley is an award-winning actor, writer and director. He co-founded The Right Size, creating over 10 original comedies for the theatre including the Olivier Award-winning and Tony-nominated production of The Play What I Wrote (Best Comedy 2002), Do You Come Here Often? (Best Entertainment 1999), and Ducktastic! (Albery Theatre – Best Entertainment nomination 2006).

Mark Goucher has previously collaborated with Sean Foley on the hugely successful production of Jeeves And Wooster In Perfect Nonsense which played in the West End and on tour, and is currently under option for a Broadway season.

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