Published on November 11, 2013 | by alnreporter1
Jeeves and Wooster re-booted
Forget Fry and Laurie, there is a new comedy duo heading to the countryside to save the day in Perfect Nonsense, an adaption of one of P. G. Wodehouse’s Jeeves and Wooster series.
Playing the eccentric socialite Bertie Wooster, Stephen Mangan (Dirk Gently) delights the crowd with his charismatic tale of playing matchmaker to newt-fanatic Gussy Fink-Nottle and on/off fiancée Madeline Basset in 1930s England.
Mangan manages to capture Wooster’s innocence with a perfectly-timed performance full of wit and over-the-top amazement that keeps the audience laughing.
The brain to Wooster’s impossible predicaments is his ever-dutiful valet Jeeves, played by Matthew MacFadyen (Spooks, Ripper Street). Always tying up the loose ends, he manages to keep Wooster from the brink of social destruction and gets him home in time for tea.
MacFayden’s talents are not just limited to Jeeves as he takes on other characters at Wooster’s direction.
Watch for MacFayden’s quick costume changes, set moves and the rubber duck in Act Two.
Tickets start from £20
104 St Martins Lane
Duke of York’s Theatre
Performance starts at 7.30pm