Show looks to be Perfect Nonsense

Robert Webb as Bertie Wooster
Robert Webb as Bertie Wooster

The charmingly incompetent Bertie Wooster and his unflappable valet Jeeves are brought to life in an acclaimed show that won Best New Comedy at the 2014 Olivier Awards.

Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense comes to Milton Keynes Theatre from April 7 to 11, starring Robert Webb as Wooster andJason Thorpe as Jeeves, with Christopher Ryan as Seppings.

Robert Webb is best known for his role as Jeremy in Channel 4’s multi award-winning Peep Show, in which he stars alongside David Mitchell.

The duo also wrote andstarred in The Mitchell And Webb Situation and That Mitchell And Webb Look, which won the BAFTA for best comedy in 2007.

A regular on comedy panel shows, he has also appeared in Fresh Meat, BBC3’s The Smoking Room and British films Confetti, Magicians and The Wedding Video.

In 2008,Webb made his West End stage debut in the UK premiere of Fat Pig by Neil LaBute at Trafalgar Studios and has subsequently appeared on stage in Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense and the Chichester transfer of Neville’s Island.

Jason Thorpe has recently appeared on the London stage in Dennis Kelly’s adaptation of From Morning To Midnight, Nation, What The Butler Saw and inAbsurd Person Singular at The Curve, Leicester.

He has also appeared on screen in the BBC adaptation of Charles Dickens’ Little Dorrit as well as Holy Flying Circus and ITV’s science fiction drama, Primeval.

Christopher Ryan is well known for his role as Mike in the iconic television series The Young Ones, and for his roles in Absolutely Fabulous, Doctor Who and The Green Green Grass.

His stage credits include Fings Ain’t Wot They Used T’Be (Theatre Royal Stratford East), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (London Palladium) and His Girl Friday (National Theatre).

The show is written by brothers Robert and David Goodale. As children, the brothers created a range of ridiculous characters that seamlessly evolved into members of their extended family. Later they discovered that P.G. Wodehouse had beaten them to it, with his world of deliciously bonkers characters.

As adults, Robert became an actor, while David pursued a career as a documentary filmmaker, but both remained committed to making people laugh. Two years ago they were encouraged to combine their talents to adapt P.G. Wodehouse’s The Code Of The Woosters for the stage, with the blessing of the Wodehouse Estate.

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