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Actor Neil Morrissey will join the West End cast of Relative Values at the Harold Pinter Theatre from 26 May to 21 June 2014. He will take over the role of Crestwell the Butler from Rory Bremner, who ends his 10 week engagement on 24 May.
Neil Morrissey is best known for creating the role of Tony in the BBC sitcom, ‘Men Behaving Badly’. Other television work has included ‘Paradise Heights’, ‘Murder in Mind’, ‘Carrie and Barry’, ‘Waterloo Road’ and ‘Me & Mrs Jones’. He is also widely remembered as the voice of popular children's TV character, Bob The Builder, with whom he released two hit singles that both reached number one in the UK charts.
His West End and stage credits include the musical version of Victoria Wood’s 'Acorn Antiques' which he starred alongside Julie Walters, Celia Imrie and Duncan Preston. He also played Nathan Detroit in Rob Ashford's production of 'Guys and Dolls' at the Piccadilly Theatre, and played the role of Fagin in the UK tour of Cameron Mackintosh's 'Oliver!'.
Morrissey will join the current cast which includes Patricia Hodge as Felicity, Caroline Quentin as Moxie, Ben Mansfield as Don Lucas, Leigh Zimmerman as Miranda Frayle, Steven Pacey as Peter, Timothy Kightley as Admiral Sir John Hayling, Amanda Boxer as Lady Cynthia Hayling, Sam Hoare as Nigel, and Rebecca Birch as Alice.
Relative Values by Noel Coward opened at the Harold Pinter theatre on 14 April 2014 following previews from 19 March. Produced by the Theatre Royal Bath, the production is directed by Trevor Nunn and features design by Stephen Brimson-Lewis, lighting by Tim Mitchell and sound design by Fergus O’Hare. It is currently booking until 21 June 2014.