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Comedian Lee Mack to make West End debut.
It has been announced that BAFTA winning comedian Lee Mack will make his West End debut in the upcoming major revival of Molière’s classic comedy The Miser which runs at the Garrick Theatre in London from 1 March 2017.
Mack will join the previously announced Griff Rhys Jones who is returning to the London stage after five years to lead the ensemble cast. Newly adapted by Sean Foley and Phil Porter, the production will originally run at Bath Theatre Royal and Richmond Theatre, prior to opening at the Garrick Theatre in London’s West End on Wednesday 1st March 2017, with an opening night on Monday 13th March 2017.
"Fanatical about protecting his wealth, the paranoid Harpagon (Griff Rhys Jones) suspects all of trying to flinch his fortune and will go to any length to protect it. A matchmaker motivated only by money, he sets his sights on wealthy spouses for his children, so his riches are safe from their grubby hands. As true feelings and identities are revealed will Harpagon allow his children to follow their heart, or will his love of gold prove all-consuming?"
Lee Mack is widely recognised as one of the country’s favourite comedians. He is the writer and star of hit BBC One comedy, 'Not Going Out', which has run for seven series and holds the accolade of being the BBC’s longest running sitcom. He is a team captain on popular BBC panel show 'Would I Lie to You', the host of 'Duck Quacks Don’t Echo' on Sky One and a regular guest on panel shows, including 'Have I Got News for You', 'Nevermind the Buzzcocks' and '8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown'.
Griff Rhys Jones is a two-time Olivier award-winning actor, writer, presenter and comedian. On stage, he has appeared as Fagin in Cameron Mackintosh’s Oliver! (West End), the title role in Charley’s Aunt (West End) and in Feydeau’s An Absolute Turkey (The Globe).
Tickets for this major revival of The Miser are now on sale.