Sean Foley’s hit production of Jeeves And Wooster In Perfect Nonsense, starring Stephen Mangan and Matthew Macfadyen, will bring more hilarious antics to the West End next year after extending its run at the Duke of York’s theatre until 20 September.
The hit comedy about the charmingly incompetent Bertie Wooster and his unflappable valet Jeeves opened at the venue last month, when it was described by Official London Theatre’s Charlotte Marshall as “a perfectly jolly, ridiculously dotty festive treat [that] more than lives up to its name.”
Mangan and Macfadyen, who were deemed the “perfect Wooster” and “an equally fine Jeeves” by The Telegraph’s Charles Spencer, will continue in their roles until 5 April, when another yet to be announced star pairing will take on the roles of the genteel duo. Mark Hadfield, who plays the role of Seppings, will also continue in his role until April.
Adapted by Robert and David Goodale from P G Wodehouse’s novels, Jeeves And Wooster In Perfect Nonsense sees a delightful trip to the countryside take a turn for the worse as Wooster is called upon to play matchmaker. If he, with the help of the ever-dependable Jeeves, doesn’t succeed in bringing his host’s drippy daughter and his newt-fancying acquaintance together Wooster will be forced to abandon his cherished bachelor status and marry the girl himself.