Griff Rhys Jones in The Miser at Garrick Theatre

It has been announced that Griff Rhys Jones will return to the London stage for the first time in five years in The Miser, a comedy by Molière, adapted by Sean Foley and Phil Porter, at the Garrick Theatre from 1 Mar 2017 to 10 June 2017, with an official opening night on 13 March 2017.

The show, which will be directed by Sean Foley, will play at Bath Theatre Royal and Richmond Theatre prior to it's run at the Garrick. Griff Rhys Jones is best known for his television comedy performances and in particular his long partnership with Mel Smith. His theatre credits include 'Oliver!', as Fagin, 'Charley's Aunt' and 'An Absolute Turkey'. Television credits include Channel 4's 'Porterhouse Blue', ITV's 'Mine All Mine' and BBC's 'Riot at the Rite'. He also presents the long-running ITV bloopers show 'It'll Be Alright on the Night'.

Sean Foley recently directed The Painkiller at the Garrick Theatre, as part of the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company season at the West End venue. Other West End directing credits include 'Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense', 'The Ladykillers', 'What The Butler Saw' and 'I Can't Sing!'.

The Miser is produced by Mark Goucher & Mark Rubinstein Ltd.

Tickets for the production will go on sale tomorrow, Thursday 26th May 2016 at 11am.

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