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The Man in the White Suit Tickets

Wyndham's Theatre

Ealing Comedy classic The Man in the White Suit arrives at Wyndham’s Theatre this September following its world stage premiere at Theatre Royal Bath. Sean Foley adapts and directs, while Stephen Mangan and Kara Tointon star in this joyous comedy about a man who develops a game-changing fabric.

Sean Foley adapts and directs The Man in the White Suit, the Ealing Comedy classic. The production, which stars Stephen Mangan and Kara Tointon and features a specially written score, will have its world stage premiere at Theatre Royal Bath. It then opens at London’s Wyndham’s Theatre on 26 September 2019.

The iconic 1951 film of the same name starred Alec Guinness, Cecil Parker and Joan Greenwood. A comedic romp in the continuing tradition of Ealing Studios’ thoroughly British post-war catalogue, it was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Writing (Screenplay).

Meet Sidney Stratton, the man who has developed an exceptional fabric that never wears out or gets dirty. Manufacturers are up in arms at the threat this new material poses to their livelihoods. As Stratton’s world crumbles, only Daphne Birnley, the daughter of a mill owner, shows him kindness.

Stephen Mangan stars as Sidney. Among other roles, the actor starred in Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense at the Duke of York's Theatre and The Birthday Party at the Harold Pinter Theatre.

Kara Tointon stars alongside Mangan as Daphne. Her previous stage credits include Pygmalion at the Garrick Theatre and Relatively Speaking at the Wyndham's Theatre.

Sue Johnston (The Royle Family) joins the pair as part of a 14-strong cast that includes actor musicians and a specially written score.

Sean Foley is the Artistic Director of Birmingham Repertory Theatre. The two-time Olivier Award-winner directed Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense (in which Stephen Mangan starred) and The Ladykillers at the Gielgud Theatre, to name just two from his extensive resume.

Design comes from Michael Taylor (White Christmas, What the Butler Saw).

A delightful, comical and ultimately heart-warming piece, The Man in the White Suit pays homage to the British institution that is Ealing Studios. Catch it at Wyndham’s Theatre from 26 September 2019, with a press night on 8 October.

Please note: Stephen Mangan will not be performing during the week commencing 23 December 2019.

Sorry this show closed 07 December 2019, we recommend these similar productions.

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Performance dates:
10 Jan 2020 - 07 Dec 2019
Running time:
2 hours and 10 minutes including an interval.
Age recommendation:
Recommended 10+
Audience Notes:
If you enjoyed The Ladykillers onstage, or any of Ealing Studios' classic film comedies, you won’t want to miss out on The Man in the White Suit tickets. The starry pairing of Stephen Mangan and Kara Tointon mean this production is sure to impress.

The Man in the White Suit Reviews

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User Reviews


I enjoyed the show and the cast were great, although I thought that some aspects were a bit unnecessary, e.g. the amount of dancing on the platform which was a bit difficult for me to see properly, and the musical number at the end.

Performance date: 04 December 2019

A generally well paced funny show, with lots of sight gags, movement, songs and an excellent set. Very much like One Man Two Guvnors. However some of the set pieces and fight scenes felt a little clunky, and a second off the pace. Maybe needs a Read more

Performance date: 20 November 2019

This show really funny. Perfectly cast - the first act is full of giggles and by Act 2 we were all crying with laughter. Wacky, songs, actor musicians, dancing (of sorts!), great characterisation and an amazing and very cleverly designed set. Go and Read more

Performance date: 01 October 2019
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