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The Man in the White Suit Tickets

The Man in the White Suit Tickets

27 Sep 2019 - 7 Dec 2019

The Man in the White Suit Information

A brand new stage adaptation of the classic 1950s film The Man in the White Suit is now open in London, with this new play, adapted and directed by Sean Foley, receiving its world premiere at the Wyndham's Theatre in September 2019. Tickets for the play are now on sale.

Stephen Mangan stars in the play as textile worker Sidney Stratton, who discovers a revolutionary new material that is resistant to dirt or damage from wear. He makes a luminous suit out of the fabric, but factory owners and bigwigs are quick to try and suppress his invention for fear it will impact their businesses. Kara Tointon plays the role of Daphne Birnley in the show. 

The Man in the White Suit runs at the Wyndham's Theatre until 7th December 2020, with tickets now on sale.

Written by John Dighton, Roger MacDougall, and director Alexander Mackendrick, the film was produced by the great classic film studio Ealing Studios, and was nominated for the best screenplay Oscar. The film starred Alex Guinness, Joan Greenwood, and Cecil Parker. You can watch the trailer of the film below.

Stephen Mangan returns to the stage after his last appearance in Harold Pinter's play The Birthday Party, which ran at The Harold Pinter Theatre in 2018. His other stage performances include his Tony Award-nominated role in Alan Ayckbourn's The Norman Conquests, which opened at the Old Vic before transferring to Broadway.

He has also appeared in Joe Penhall's play Birthday, the best comedy Olivier Award-winning Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense, and Hay Fever at the Savoy.

Away from the stage, Mangan is known for appearing in the Channel 4 comedy series Green Wing alongside Tamsin Greig, who he then starred alongside with Matt LeBlanc in Episodes. He also provided the voice of the title character in the 2014 Postman Pat film.

Kara Tointon has recently appeared on stage as Olivia in Twelfth Night for the RSC, Bella Manningham in a UK touring production of Gaslight, and returns to the Wyndham's Theatre after she appeared in Relatively Speaking there. 

Her other West End credits include playing Evelyn in Absent Friends at the Harold Pinter Theatre, and Eliza in Pygmalion at the Garrick.

The Man in the White Suit tickets are available now.


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Opening date

September 27th, 2019

Closing date

December 7th, 2019


Wyndham's Theatre

Cast and creative

By: Sean Foley
Songs by: Charlie Fink and Phil Bateman
Director: Sean Foley
Cast list: Stephen Mangan, Kara Tointon, Sue Johnston, Richard Cordery, Richard Durden, Delroy Atkinson, Katie Bernstein, Ben Deery, Matthew Durkan, Rina Fatania, Oliver Kaderbhai, Eugene McCoy, Elliott Rennie and Katherine Toy.
Design: Michael Taylor
Lighting: Mark Henderson
Costume: Michael Taylor
Choreography: Lizzi Gee
Sound: Ben and Max Ringham
Other info: Based on the play “The Flower Within the Bud” by Roger MacDougall and Screenplay by Roger MacDougall, John Dighton and Alexander Mackendrick.

Our review

The Man in the White Suit

Not so much firing on every cylinder as misfiring on them, this stage version of the 1951 Ealing comedy film The Man in the White Suit is like the intrepid inventor Sidney Stratton's early experiments in the show: there's always a missing ingredient and they don't quite work, leading to regular explosions. "I know exactly where I went wrong", he keeps saying.But the explosions are never matched by corresponding eruptions of laughter. I'm not sure writer-director Sean Foley knows quite where...

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The Man in the White Suit

It has been announced that The Man in the White Suit will end its run at the Wyndham's Theatre with a shorter booking period than previously advertised.The Man in the White Suit will now play its final performance on 7th December, rather than 11th January 2020, with ticket holders for performances after 7th December advised to contact their point of sale.Based on the 1950s Ealing Comedy starring Alec Guinness, The Man in the White Suit follows Sidney Stratton, a research chemist who discovers a...

The Man in the White Suit

Stephen Mangan and Kara Tointon are set to star in a stage adaptation of the classic 1951 film The Man in the White Suit, which is set to open at Wyndham's Theatre in September.The sci-fi comedy film, which starred Alec Guinness, tells the story of a textile worker Sidney Stratton who develops a fabric that never gets dirty or wears out. It sees Stratton rally against the establishment as authorities attempt to suppress his invention. Stratton will be played by Mangan, while Tointon will take on...

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