Full Cast Announced for The Sunshine Boys at Savoy
The full cast has been announced for The Sunshine Boys , by Neil Simon, which opens at the Savoy Theatre 17 May 2012, following previews from 27 April - booking to 28 July 2012.
Joining previously announced Danny DeVito (Willie Clark) & Richard Griffiths (Al Lewis), are Rebecca Blackstone (Miss MacKintosh), Nick Blakeley (Eddie), Peter Cadden (Voice of TV Director), Johnnie Fiori (Registered Nurse), Adam Levy (Ben Silverman), William Maxwell (Patient).
Directed by Thea Sharrock , designed by Hildegard Bechtler, lighting by Neil Austin, sound by Ian Dickinson for Autograph, produced by Sonia Friedman Productions and Richard Willis.
Kings of comedy, Willie Clark and Al Lewis aka The Sunshine Boys haven’t spoken to each other in years. When CBS call for the vaudevillian greats to be re-united for a nostalgic History of Comedy, past grudges resurface as they take centre stage once more. Ageing ailments aside, can this legendary double-act overcome their differences for one last show?
Danny DeVito will be making his West End stage debut. He is best known for his portrayal of Louie De Palma in the US comedy Taxi, a role he played for five years. His extensive film credits include Martini in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, a role he also played on stage, Terms of Endearment, Romancing the Stone, The Jewel of the Nile, Junior, Twins and Ruthless People. He appeared as the Penguin opposite Michael Keaton’s Batman in Tim Burton’s Batman Returns.
Richard Griffiths many London stage credits include Hector in The History Boys at the National Theatre and on Broadway, a role he also played on screen. Griffiths has previously been directed by Thea Sharrock in Equus at the Gielgud Theatre and on Broadway, and Heroes at the Wyndham’s Theatre. His other theatre credits include The Habit of Art for the National Theatre and Rules of the Game and Galileo for the Almeida Theatre. He is most well known on television for playing D.I. Henry Crabbe in Pie in the Sky.
Rebecca Blackstone London theatre credits include Lucille in Cool Hand Luke at the Aldwych.
Nick Blakeley London theatre credits include 13 and A Woman Killed with Kindness for the National Theatre.
Peter Cadden London theatre credits include A Flea in Her Ear and Pygmalion for the Old Vic.
Johnnie Fiori LOndon theatre credits include Vernon God Little at the Young Vic, Motormouth Maybelle in Hairspray at the Shaftesbury Theatre, Thoroughly Modern Millie and 125th Street both at the Shaftesbury Theatre.
Adam Levy London theatre credits include Henry V and Edmond for the National Theatre, Angels in America for the Lyric Hammersmith and on tour. For Regent’s Park Theatre his credits include Oh! What a Lovely War, As You Like It and A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
William Maxwell London theatre credits include A Flea in Her Ear for the Old Vic.