The Sunshine Boys with Danny DeVito and Richard Griffiths
The Sunshine Boys , by Neil Simon, opens at the Savoy Theatre 17 May 2012, following previews from 27 April - booking to 28 July 2012.
Starring Danny DeVito (Willie Clark), Richard Griffiths (Al Lewis).
Directed by Thea Sharrock , designed by Hildegard Bechtler, lighting by Neil Austin, sound by Ian Dickinson for Autograph, produced by Sonia Friedman Productions and Richard Willis.
Kings of comedy, Willie Clark and Al Lewis aka The Sunshine Boys haven’t spoken to each other in years. When CBS call for the vaudevillian greats to be re-united for a nostalgic History of Comedy, past grudges resurface as they take centre stage once more. Ageing ailments aside, can this legendary double-act overcome their differences for one last show?
Danny DeVito will be making his West End stage debut. He is best known for his portrayal of Louie De Palma in the US comedy Taxi, a role he played for five years. His extensive film credits include Martini in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, a role he also played on stage, Terms of Endearment, Romancing the Stone, The Jewel of the Nile, Junior, Twins and Ruthless People. He appeared as the Penguin opposite Michael Keaton’s Batman in Tim Burton’s Batman Returns.
Richard Griffiths many London stage credits include Hector in The History Boys at the National Theatre and on Broadway, a role he also played on screen. Griffiths has previously been directed by Thea Sharrock in Equus at the Gielgud Theatre and on Broadway, and Heroes at the Wyndham’s Theatre. His other theatre credits include The Habit of Art for the National Theatre and Rules of the Game and Galileo for the Almeida Theatre. He is most well known on television for playing D.I. Henry Crabbe in Pie in the Sky.