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Robert Bathurst play the obnoxious, manipulative investment banker of the title in this innovative stage adaptation of the popular cartoon strip. Read More >

Alex finds it increasingly difficult to juggle his job, his marriage and his social life as crisis hits all three and threatens to ruin him. He is in trouble with his long-suffering wife Penny, who has finally turned the tables on him. The business fortunes of his client, Mr Hardcastle, drastically unravel and Alex is to blame. Meanwhile, the scams which Alex has made his way of life over the years are about to be revealed by a mole in his department. Alex faces abject humiliation unless he can stitch up his rivals first.

Alex began life on the City pages of the London Daily News in February 1987 and chronicled the lives of the Big Bang wealth generation. The paper soon ceased publishing but Alex was eagerly headhunted by Fleet Street, eventually accepting an offer from The Independent, where he stayed for four years. In 1992 he treacherously defected to The Daily Telegraph where he has appeared ever since.

Robert Bathurst returns in the title role of this 75-minute at the Leicester Square theatre. Digital projection allows him to interact with Charles Peattie’s animations of Alex’s world, which feature all of the familiar characters from the cartoon; his sidekick Clive, boss Rupert, graduate trainees, bibulous journalists, shady financial PR men, and free-loading industrialists.

Though he is best known for his role as David Marsden in the ITV series Cold Feet, Bathurst's stage performances include roles in Three Sisters alongside Kristin Scott-Thomas, and Hedda Gabler, alongside Francesca Annis. He was most recently seen in Steve Thompson’s political comedy, Whipping It Up, at the Bush theatre, before transferring to the Ambassadors Theatre.

Alex comes to the Leicester Square theatre following a national and international tour.


Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 25/11/2008

Opening Night: 27/11/2008

Closing Night: 20/12/2008

Running time: 1h15

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Cast & Creative


Robert Bathurst


Director - Phelim McDermott

Producer - Eleanor Lloyd Productions

Designer - Leo Warner and Mark Grimmer

Author - Charles Peattie and Russell Taylor