Cast change to Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense
Mark Heap and Robert Webb have been cast in Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense, which opened at the Duke of York's Theatre on 12 Nov 2013, following previews from 30 Oct - booking to 20 Sept 2014. The two comedy stars will take over from Matthew Macfadyen and Stephen Mangan from 7 April 2014.
Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense is a new comedy by Robert Goodale & David Goodale, based on P.G Wodehouse's Jeeves and Wooster. Directed by Sean Foley and produced by Mark Goucher and Mark Rubinstein. Mark Heap (Jeeves) and Robert Webb (Bertie Wooster) will join existing cast member Mark Hadfield (Seppings).
When a perfectly delightful trip to the countryside takes a turn for the worse, Bertie Wooster is unwittingly called on to play matchmaker – reconciling the affections of his host’s drippy daughter Madeline Bassett with his newt-fancying acquaintance Gussie Fink-Nottle. If Bertie, ably assisted by the ever-dependable Jeeves, can’t pull off the wedding of the season he’ll be forced to abandon his cherished bachelor status and marry the ghastly girl himself!
Mark Heap has enjoyed a long-running role in the BBC television series Lark Rise to Candleford, as head postman Thomas Brown. He has also appeared in a number of television comedies such as Spaced, Green Wing, Brass Eye, Miranda and Outnumbered.
Robert Webb has appeared on the London stage in 2008 in the UK premiere of Fat Pig by Neil LaBute at Trafalgar Studios. This marked his West End stage debut. Webb is best known for his comedy partnership with long-time collaborator David Mitchell, including Peepshow, The Mitchell and Webb Situation and That Mitchell and Webb Look, which won the BAFTA for best comedy in 2007.