Join an incredible cast, including Stephen Mangan (Episodes, Jeeves and Wooster), Kara Tointon (Eastenders, Pygmalion) and Sue Johnston (The Royle Family, Downton Abbey) in the brilliantly British madcap comedy, The Man In The White Suit, now playing for a strictly limited season at the Wyndham’s Theatre.
Adapted and directed by the double Olivier award-winning Sean Foley, this hilarious, fast-paced comedy tells the story of Sidney Stratton (Stephen Mangan) who invents a fabric that never gets dirty and never wears out! ‘
With textile manufacturers and trade unions up in arms what will become of our plucky hero and his controversial invention? Can Daphne (Kara Tointon) the mill owner’s daughter save him? Or will it be game over for THE MAN IN THE WHITE SUIT?
Featuring a cast of fourteen, original songs from Charlie Fink (Noah and the Whale), dazzling choreography by Lizzi Gee, plus dizzying flying effects, epic bouts of clog-dancing, a spectacular set from Michael Taylor and scintillating sound effects and incidental music by Ben and Max Ringham, THE MAN IN THE WHITE SUIT must end on 11 January so don’t miss out, book today!
- Daily Express
‘Packed with slapstick and delightful visual effects’
- Evening Standard
‘Plenty of theatrical ingenuity’
- Daily Telegraph
Great show, and the cast knew it, they’re enjoyment shone throughout. And it was really funny, great trip out
Thoroughly enjoyed this play, the cast were excellent and it was well produced and presented. Recommended.
The reason I'm giving a three star rating is only due to the venue the play itself was brilliant. Such a shame we could hardly see the play properly due to sitting in the balcony seating area and the people in the row in front of us blocked our view!!! So frustrating. Unfortunately we will not be visiting the Wyndham theatre again.
Funny, entertaining and a wonderful evening. Clever and imaginative use of scenery for seamless set changes. I highly recommend it.
We really enjoyed The Man in the White Suit. The cast were great, Stephen Mangan was very funny, and the stage props and scene changes were impressive. Loved the band and singer and how the music fitted into the play. Highly recommend!
Ihad seen the film a long time ago I wasn’t sure what to expect. The set and style was great. The skiffle and music adds a great dimension. Stephen Manganese and the cast put on a wonderful show...it is all about the Chemistry
Stephen Mangan and the cast serve up an entertaining and very amusing version of the Ealing comedy film, majoring on inventive physical comedy and carried along at breakneck speed by Mangan's infectious energy and warmth. He is well supported by the rest of the cast and a talented skiffle group who add a welcome musical touch. The set and effects are excellent, anf if you want a couple of hours harmless fun and escapism without too much plot, then you can do a lot worse than go to see this play.
Marvellous cast Very entertaining show Well worth seeing !!
Lighthearted play - yes premise is a bit old fashioned but I enjoyed the slapstick silliness- who doesn’t need a bit of fun in these dark brexit afflicted days. The production is excellent, great cast and great staging - inventive use of props to bring scenes alive. Loved the car scene. A few opportunities to bring up to date with lots of green reference and even a brexit joke. If you need a laugh and like slapstick go.
Good clean fun energenic performance
Excellent show. Very funny and brilliantly performed. The stage changes were very cleverly done and amazing designs.
The play provided an excellent night out with light entertainment. Acting was excellent, stage and set really well thought out and well organized.
Please do not go if you expect an edgy modern day performance or a play that leaves you puzzled and thinking about moral dilemmas etc. This show is brilliant in its traditionalism and good old English humour. The actors were just what I wanted them to be, all shining in their different ways, and the show is a perfect Friday night good mood performance to see - and in this respect it deserves my 5 stars.
When my friend and I left at the interval (we couldn't take any more of it), he said "I was sitting there thinking to myself, 'Is he thinking this is as bad as me?'." I replied, "Who? Me or Mangan?". We were amazed that someone of Mangan's caliber would read this script and think it was a good idea. Out of date humour, overacted slap stick. It was exactly what I was hoping it wouldn't be. The lady a few seats down who fell asleep probably thought the same. I didn't laugh once, sadly. Maybe one chuckle at best. Luckily it was only a £15 ticket.
Good performance very funny
Brilliant staging of a curious Ealing oddity, Sean Foley's version ditches the austere, gothic tone of the original and plays it for laughs. It takes a little while to really get going, but once it does it rattles along at a furious pace and the leads are all great, especially Stephen Mangan who invests Sidney with warmth and knockabout charm whilst simultaneously being blown up, chased, punched and 'dangled'! The highlight, however is a wonderfully absurd dance routine with the fabulous Kara Tointon. Big shout out also to newcomer Matthew Durkan - who is definitely a name to watch out for. He brings the (sometimes slightly trite) songs to life with bags of stage presence and charisma.
A light comedy, fist half was a bit slow. Steven Mangan saves what would have been a total flop with his wonderful comic genius
Booked tickets in Aug after seeing Mr Mangan on One Show. Reviews were not great BUT my sis and I really enjoyed it. Farce like but Steve Mangan had me in silly giggles throughout and the people around me thoroughly enjoyed it. Great feel good. Bleep essential these stupid days. Cheers to all of you.
Very pleased to have seen this show this afternoon. The cast worked hard and entertained with humour that seems almost lost to theatre and film on the present age. Well done.
Interesting, cosy and comfortable theatre with polite, helpful staff. The production was clever, very creative and great fun. Really enjoyed it. Stephen Mangan was, as ever, very funny and made the main character more sympathetic than Alec Guiness’s earlier portrayal. Thoroughly enjoyed the evening.
I booked to see “The Man in the white suit” for my husbands birthday treat with our daughters of 16 & 25! What a lovely time we had, lots of laughs at this feel good, fun show with great performances by Stephen Mangon and Keira Tointon. I am so glad I ignored some of the earlier reviews on the show which I believe were quite unjust in their negativity towards this show. I stood in the queue in the break and everyone agreed how much better it was than they had been led to believe. We had a thoroughly entertaining afternoon with this great performance and cast.
absolutely amazing play from start to the end
Well done, great entertainment.
Very entertaining evening. Cast delivered this funny script with great enthusiasm and aplomb liberally injecting it with ad libs and up to date quips to the delight of the audience! Clever and imaginative Set was a visual treat and evocative of a 1950s mill town; a credit to designers and backstage crew. I would go and see it again.
Perfect Friday night entertainment. The cast were great, the props were excellent, all round good fun.
Hilarious, utterly absurd, with a wonderfully physical performance from Stephen Mangan. The musicality enhanced the show in ever-surprising ways. I took my dad to see it for his 70th birthday and it rose to the occasion at every turn.
Very entertaining, colourful, fast action with great music.
If you are looking for just a fun evening this is the show for you! The lead character, Sidney, carries the show and his comedic timing is brilliant.
I wasn't sure what to expect... but I loved every minute of this play. Clever interpretation of scenes. Great casting. Loved the music. Felt fun and old fashioned. But with modern twist.
What fun this was!! The sets were brilliant and actors really threw themselves into the part. We had a really enjoyable evening away from all the politics going on. Thank you to all the cast for a really enjoyable evening.
This was a fantastic comedy. Loads of energy great entertainment. I highly recommend it. Jane
Probably the worse play I have seen at the theatre. This play is NOT FUNNY! Childish slapstick and dreadful ham acting and no need for the political views thrown in for good measure. Maybe 12 year olds would find it funny!
An absolute joy of an evening! Its a must see, hilariously funny! My children were entertained from start to finish. It was lovely to see! Thank you!
This was a really great show. Fantastic performances by all the cast; Stephen Mangan was on great form and showed how versatile he is as an actor, as he sang, danced and performed pratfalls. The show is very funny with a number of relevant jokes linked into the current political climate. You never have a moment where you don’t feel you are being thoroughly entertained as the show is fast paced, full of super pyrotechnics and keeps you on your toes. I would thoroughly recommend going to see this show as it had the whole audience in fits of laughter and the stella cast our excellent.
Fantastic show from start to finish.
Very funny great acting a must see play.
We took our daughter in law and all had a great evening. Stephen Mangan was engaging and entertaining and the rest of the cast, if a bit shouty, supported well. They all appeared to be having a good time. Some newspaper reviews have been rather snotty about it but we enjoyed the music and dance elements. It’s not challenging or edgy but not everyone wants to suffer when they go out. The set was cleverly designed and constructed.
Just thoroughly enjoyed this play with my family. Very entertaining and the actors timing was spot on
Overall disappointed with this - not nearly as funny or clever as I was expecting.
Great show. Very energetic. The most amazing scenery. Really good fun. Feel good show. Well done everyone involved.
Although I’d seen some mixed reviews for this show I throughly enjoyed it. Stephen was great.
A thoroughly entertaining evening with a high energy stellar cast
From the get go, this show will have you chuckling and proper laughing out loud! A highly recommend show, a good old fashioned comedy!
not sure why i gave this show a star. its very poor and very dated.
Excellently acted and produced good fun all round
I found it a bit boring. Maybe better for kids
Fantastic cast. Took 3 under 12’s and a teenager, we all thoroughly enjoyed it. The set is amazing and the theatre is breathtakingly beautiful.
Great show. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Steven Mangan is fantastic.
32 Charing Cross Road London WC2H 0DA
Good To Know
Stephen Mangan will not be appearing on Thursday 5th December.
How Does It Work
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Where Do I Go
Charing Cross Rd, London WC2H 0DA
Take an immediate left down Duncannon Street and then turn right up St Martins Place. Continue past the Garrick Theatre as the road turns into Charing Cross Road. The theatre is next to Leicester Square tube station.