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Complete casting has now been announced for the upcoming major revival of Molière’s classic comedy The Miser, which begins previews at the Garrick Theatre in London on 1st March 2017, before an official opening on 13th March.
Matthew Horne will return to the West End, joining previously announced cast members Griff Rhys Jones and Lee Mack, who will be making his West End debut. The rest of the cast includes Saikat Ahamed, Ryan Gage, Simon Holmes, Andi Osho, Michael Webber, Ellie White and Katy Wix.
Matthew Horne previously appeared at the Trafalgar Studios in Entertaining Mr.Sloane alongside Imelda Staunton and in Pride alongside Hayley Atwell. He also performed in the Menier Chocolate Factory production of Charley’s Aunt. He is widely know for his television work on "Gavin & Stacey," "Are You Being Served?, "Bad Education," "Teachers," and "The Catherine Tate Show."
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.
"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?"
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).
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'.
Tickets for this major revival of The Miser are now on sale.