Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense

(Premiere 2013)
DIRECTOR Sean Foley
DESIGNER Alice Power / Alice Power
THEATRE COMPANY Mark Rubinstein
DESCRIPTION
When a country house weekend takes a turn for the worse, Bertie Wooster is unwittingly called on to play matchmaker, but also to steal a silver cow creamer from Totleigh Towers. Naturally, the ever dependable Jeeves is there to prevent Bertie from making a fool of himself in front of a cast of Wodehouse’s finest characters.
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Country: United Kingdom

Runtime: 140 min

CAST (ACTORS | DANCERS | SINGERS)

Mark Hadfield | Seppings
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Stephen Mangan | Bertie Wooster
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Actor

Creatives

Director | Sean Foley
Playwright | David Goodale
Playwright | Robert Goodale
Set Designer | Alice Power
Costume Designer | Alice Power
Lighting Designer | James Farncombe
Choreographer | Carrie-Anne Ingrouille
Sound Designer | Ben and Max Ringham
Wig Supervisor | Sally Tynan
Associate Director | Michael Gyngell
Assistant Director | Nina Patel-Grainger
Casting Director | Sarah Bird CDG
Associate Lighting Designer | Adam Povey

Production

Company Manager | Emma Basilico
Associate Producer | Adam Blanshay , Eleanor Lloyd
Production Manager | Paul Hennessey
Deputy Stage Manager | Briony Allen
Assistant Stage Manager | Rebecca Ridley
Dresser | Gemma Fox
Costume Supervisor | Poppy Hall
Deputy Wardrobe Supervisor | Katja Krzesinska
Wardrobe Supervisor | Paula McIntosh
Prop Supervisor | Lizzie Frankl

PHOTOS

TRAILER

THEATRES

Duke of York's Theatre, 30/10/2013 - 20/09/2014

THEATRE COMPANIES

REVIEWS

'Robert Webb proves a cherishable chump'
'An inventive evening of slightly bonkers, genial comedy'
' Robert Webb and Mark Heap are unflappably farcical'
'like a spot-on cucumber sandwich or a perfectly mixed jug of Pimm’s, ‘Perfect Nonsense’ leaves a very agreeable impression – it's frothiness elevated to art, a very English success.'
'Macfadyen manages to maintain a touch of Jeeves-like wryness throughout'

STORYLINE

The plot revolves around Bertie Wooster deciding to stage a one-man show revolving around his recent experiences at Totleigh Towers, only to discover on the evening that, in typical Wooster fashion, nothing has gone to plan and the show is not ready to be staged. In desperation, he enlists Jeeves and another valet, Seppings, to help him stage the production, with Bertie as himself and both Jeeves and Seppings playing multiple characters. Both in the story narrates and in the play Bertie has constructed, events quickly spiral out of control, prompting Jeeves to step in to make sure all ends well.