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Join an incredible cast, including Stephen Mangan (Episodes, Jeeves and Wooster), Kara Tointon (Eastenders, Pygmalion) and Sue Johnston (The Royle Family, Downton Abbey) for the World Premiere of the hilarious, classic Ealing comedy, The Man in the White Suit this autumn.

Adapted and directed by the double Olivier award-winning Sean Foley, this fast-paced comedy tells the story of Sidney Stratton (Stephen Mangan) who invents a fabric that never gets dirty and never wears out!

With textile manufacturers and trade unions up in arms what will become of our plucky hero and his controversial invention? Can Daphne (Kara Tointon) the mill owner’s daughter save him? Or will it be game over for The Man in the White Suit?

Featuring a cast of fourteen, original songs from Charlie Fink (Noah and the Whale), dazzling choreography by Lizzie Gee, plus dizzying flying effects, epic bouts of clog-dancing, a spectacular set from Michael Taylor and scintillating sound effects and incidental music by Ben and Max Ringham, The Man in the White Suit bursts on to the London stage for a strictly limited season from 27 September.

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21 reviews
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16 Oct 2019

Great Show! Highly Recommended! Stephen Mangan does a great tribute to the role that Alec Guinness played so long ago!

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16 Oct 2019

The ever excellent and versatile Stephen Mangan sparkles as usual. Amazing versatility and physicality, he never disappoints. There were other excellent performances- notably Kara Tointon, Richard Cordery and Richard Durden. It was possibly a little bit too jokey, and with a huge amount of music, which was well done and fun, but sometimes out of place. There is a very dark undercurrent to the story and it could have been emphasised more.

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10 Oct 2019

Turns out there's something to be said for reading terrible reviews just before you see a show. The critics didn't think much of this on press night, but I quite liked it. Low expectations may have helped, as did learning what I thought was a musical is being billed as a farce - and I hate farces, so lower expectations still ... In fact this is jolly and good-natured fun, based on an Alec Guinness Ealing Comedy I've never seen. Stephen Mangan takes the lead, as the nerdy crackpot who invents a fabric that never gets dirty and never wears out. What is first deemed a miracle quickly becomes a threat, as the workers of the 1950s Lancashire mill town realise their livelihoods are at stake if no one ever needs more than one set of clothes. Cue much skriking in the local boozer and silly pitched battles between the proletariat and mill-owning capitalists, with breath-catching breaks provided by the local skiffle band ... Kara Tointon co-stars, channeling her inner Princess Margaret as the rich-man's-daughter-turned-love-interest. She's never slow to show off her skills as a former Strictly champion, in dance numbers that feel a mite shoehorned. But the real star of the show is the set design, which produces a moving sports car and impressive stately home out of nowhere, as well as abseiling escapees and miniature crowds chasing through a flat-plan town à la Captain Pugwash. My friend and I were baffled by the ushers waving No Photography Allowed signs - but with so much unexpected spectacle, perhaps they were justified. Either that, or Sue Johnson has it written into her contract to keep those images of her playing washboard in wrinkly tights off the Dark Web ... More reviews on @chrischalmersnovelist on Facebook

Seat sprite
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9 Oct 2019

Great set, great comedy timing with slapstick and fab props. Yet despite this the production lacked pace at times and then sped up so fast you lost the story. Predictable laughs and odd musical interudes that didnt sit well. Sadly lacked the finesse of the origianal film.

Linda and Des Thomas
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7 Oct 2019

We thoroughly enjoyed this show, everyone was fantastic. I haven't laughed out loud for ages it was so funny. Stephen Mangan was superb.



32 Charing Cross Road London WC2H 0DA

Good To Know

Stephen Mangan will not be performing all performances 23 - 29 December 2019.

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Where Do I Go

Wyndhams Theatre

Charing Cross Rd, London WC2H 0DA

Take an immediate left down Duncannon Street and then turn right up St Martins Place. Continue past the Garrick Theatre as the road turns into Charing Cross Road. The theatre is next to Leicester Square tube station.