Harvey at Theatre Royal Haymarket tickets
Harvey at Theatre Royal Haymarket tickets

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About the show

Lindsay Posner (Uncle Vanya, Relatively Speaking) directs a hilarious new production of Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy Harvey at the Theatre Royal Haymarket. Written by Mary Chase, Harvey is the quirky tale of a man and his imaginary rabbit which was made into a 1950’s classic film starring James Stewart. First opening on Broadway 1944, Harvey makes its way to the West End.

Chase’s hugely funny story follows Elwood P Dowd, who has an unwavering friendship with a six foot tall invisible rabbit named Harvey. In an attempt to save their family’s crumbling reputation, Elwood’s sister Veta takes him to see psychiatrist Dr William Chumley. But then Dr Chumley accidentally commits anxiety-ridden Veta instead of her brother, a whirlwind of catastrophic events ensue, as the community try their best to catch a man and his invisible rabbit.

Olivier Award-winning actor James Dreyfus stars as Elwood P Dowd, who is well-known for his stage credits which include Lady in the Dark, The Producers and Cabaret. Dreyfus is perhaps best-known for his extensive screen credits such as Gimme Gimme Gimme, Notting Hill and The Thin Blue Line, for which he received a British Comedy Award. He is joined by Olivier Award-winning actress Maureen Lipman, who has starred in productions such as Oklahoma!, Thoroughly Modern Millie and Daytona. Further cast members include David Bamber as William R. Chumley, Desmond Barrit as Judge Omar Gaffney, Felicity Dean as Betty Chumley, Ingrid Oliver as Myrtle Mae Simmons, Amanda Boxer as Miss Ethel Chauvenet, Sally Scott as Nurse Ruth Kelly, Yousseff Kerkour as Duane Wilson, Jack Hawkins as Lyman Sanderson and Linal Haft as E J Lofgren.

Directed by Posner, Harvey features lighting design by Howard Harrison and sound design by Paul Groothius. A touching tale that is sure to bring plenty of laughs, Harvey opens at the Theatre Royal Haymarket for a limited season beginning in March 2015.

Recommended for

Fans of comedy will enjoy this hilarious story, which is quite unlike anything else on the West End. It’s also a great opportunity to see two Olivier Award-winning actors on stage!

Age Recommendations: Recommended for ages 8+

Dates and times

Running time: 2 hours and 20 minutes including an interval
Opened: 17 Mar 2015
Press night: 23 Mar 2015
Booking from: 10 Apr 2015
Booking until: 02 May 2015

Location and map

Theatre Royal Haymarket
London, SW1Y 4HT

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