The Man in the White Suit at Wyndham's Theatre tickets
The Man in the White Suit at Wyndham's Theatre tickets

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About the show

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.

Recommended for

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.

Age Recommendations: Recommended 10+

Dates and times

Running time: 2 hours 10 minutes (including interval)
Opened: 26 Sep 2019
Press night: 08 Oct 2019
Booking from: 15 Dec 2019
Booking until: 07 Dec 2019

Location and map

Wyndham's Theatre
Charing Cross Rd
London, WC2H 0DA

99 Reviews Add review

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... More

chocoholics2005 4"10, 76 reviews, 0 helpful votes

A generally well paced funny show, with lots of sight gags, movement, songs and an excellent set. Very much like One Man Two Guvnors.... More

dickymail121 6'0, 28 reviews, 0 helpful votes

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,... More

karenstratton 5'4", 43 reviews, 1 helpful vote

Amazing set design and clever stage management saved a humorous enough but not as good as it should have been show!

alekas 27 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Funny show, quite slapstick at times, big hit with the boomers in the audience. Steve Mangan is great in the lead role and the visuals... More

sjeg 23 reviews, 0 helpful votes

The show is an Ealing comedy, so made in the post-war period - and it feels it. It is very dated. But I don't think it would really... More

u2fancat 5'6'', 85 reviews, 2 helpful votes

This show is hugely underrated, based on the film of the same name, it was an impressive show. It's great for comedy fans who like... More

liamchave 2 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Slapsticky comedy. Great stage props and scenes, but there was something there missing for me. I have never seen the film, maybe that... More

wesleym 173cm, 38 reviews, 1 helpful vote

I wasn't sure what to expect so I was neither impressed nor disappointed. It's meant to be funny and some people did laugh through... More

ivettcsordas 152 cm, 20 reviews, 0 helpful votes