Sign of the Times - Duchess - Matthew Kelly, Gerard Kearns

Sign of the Times, a comedy by Tim Firth, opens at the Duchess Theatre, 11 March 2011, following previews from 7 March - running to 28 May 2011 starring Matthew Kelly, Gerard Kearns

Directed by Peter Wilson, designed by Morgan Large, lighting by Tony Simpson, sound by Gareth Owen.

Frank Tollit has put up giant letters on the sides of buildings for over twenty-five years. From forty-foot yellow IKEAs to five-foot red COMETs, Frank has done them all. It’s been his talent… but not his ambition. That involves a very different sort of letters – literary ones. But lack of literary success is driving him to the edge. However, not even in one of his wildest plots could Frank have dreamed that salvation would turn up in the shape of a clumsy teenager on work experience.

Matthew Kelly is perhaps best known for presenting "Stars in Their Eyes". London stage credits include "Waiting for Godot" at the Haymarket in 2010; Troilus and Cressida at the Shakespeare Globe 2009; "Who's afraid af Virginia Woolf?" at the Trafalgar Studios 2 in April 2009; "Of Mice and Men" at the Savoy in 2003.

Gerard Kearns, making his stage debut, is best known for his role as Ian Gallagher in the TV series "Shameless" and for his role as Ryan in Ken Loach’s film "Looking For Eric".

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