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John Gordon Sinclair and James Lance are to take over from Mark Heap and Robert Webb as Jeeves and Bertie Wooster respectively in Robert and David Goodale's comedy Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense, based on P.G. Wodehouse's Jeeves and Wooster, at the Duke of York's Theatre from 30 Jun 2014. Mark Hadfield, who currently plays the role of Seppings, will also be replaced by the play's co-writer Robert Goodale.
Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense began previews at the Duke of York's Theatre on 30 Oct 2013 and officially opened on 12 Nov 2013 to mostly positive reviews. Its run was extended to 20 Sep 2014 and it went on to win the Olivier Award for Best Comedy.
Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense is directed by Sean Foley, and produced by Mark Goucher and Mark Rubinstein.
Synopsis: '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!'
John Gordon Sinclair (Jeeves) is perhaps best known for his film role of Gregory in 'Gregory’s Girl' (1981). His West End theatre credits include 'She Loves Me' for which he earned an Olivier Award in 1995 for Best Actor in a Musical, Professor Marcus in 'The Ladykillers', 'The Producers' and 'Absurd Person Singular'. He also appeared Off-West End in 'The Invisible Man' at the Menier Chocolate Factory.
James Lance (Bertie Wooster) is well-known for his TV roles on comedies such as 'Teachers', 'The Book Group', 'Smack the Pony' and 'I’m Alan Partridge'. His theatre credits include 'Celebrity Autobiography' at Leicester Square Theatre and 'Ingredient X' at the Royal Court.
Robert Goodale (Seppings) is the Olivier Award-winning co-writer (along with his brother David) of Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense. His stage credits as an actor include 'Dr. Faustus', 'A Midsummer Night’s Dream' and 'Timon of Athens' (Shakespeare’s Globe), 'The Rivals', 'Comedy of Errors', 'Romeo and Juliet', 'School for Scandal' and 'Cyrano de Bergerac' (Royal Shakespeare Company); 'Vanya' (The Gate Theatre) and 'Ghosts' (Young Vic).