Main House Stephen Mangan and Kara Tointon

The Man in The White Suit

Adapted for the stage and directed by Sean Foley
  • 6 - 21 September
  • Online booking from 20 April
The Man in The White Suit

Event Information

Monday – Saturday 7.30pm

Matinees Wednesday & Saturday 2.30pm

No matinee on Saturday 7 September

Showing from Fri 6 — Sat 21 Sep

Online booking from 20 April

Stephen Mangan and Kara Tointon play Bath prior to the West End in the world premiere of the classic Ealing comedy THE MAN IN THE WHITE SUIT, adapted and directed by Sean Foley.

When Sidney Stratton (Stephen Mangan) invents a fabric that never gets dirty and never wears out, manufacturers and trades unions are terrified by the threat it poses to their industry and their jobs. Only Daphne (Kara Tointon) the mill owner’s daughter, shows Sidney any support as the bosses and workers chase the Man in the White Suit determined to destroy them both. This fast-moving comedy reunites Stephen Mangan and Sean Foley who also created the Olivier award-winning production Jeeves and Wooster.

Stephen Mangan’s many stage appearances include The Birthday Party, Jeeves and Wooster and The Norman Conquests, for which he received a Tony nomination. His many screen credits include the lead as Sean in Episodes for the BBC, and for the Bafta winning Green Wing.

Sean Foley’s many productions include most recently in the West End, The Dresser, The Miser and The Painkiller. He is a double Olivier award-winner and has recently been appointed as the next Artistic Director at Birmingham Rep. For The Man in the White Suit, he joins forces with Designer Michael Taylor, with whom he also created The Ladykillers.

Kara Tointon’s stage credits include Olivia in Twelfth Night for the RSC, Ayckbourn’s Relatively Speaking, and Absent Friends, and as Eliza in Pygmalion.

Monday – Saturday 7.30pm

Matinees Wednesday & Saturday 2.30pm

no matinee on Saturday 7th

Prices: Mon – Fri Eves & Mats: £30/ £35.50/£37.50/£42.50

Sat eve: £32.50/£36.50/£38.50/£44.50

A booking fee of £1.50 per ticket applies

Stephen Mangan and Kara Tointon

adapted for the stage and directed by Sean Foley

based on the play “The Flower Within the Bud” by Roger MacDougall and Screenplay by Roger MacDougall, John Dighton and Alexander Mackendrick

Box Office is open from 10am – 8pm Monday – Saturday.

Doors open 30 minutes prior to the performance, unless otherwise stated.

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Standard discounts – apply Monday -Thursday evenings and Saturday matinee.

£1 off for U16s, students, Seniors (60+), JSA claimants. Only one discount may be claimed per ticket. Please see the ACCESS page for details regarding our Access Register and associated discounts.

Group discounts – 10+ £1 off per ticket; 20+ save 20% on each ticket.

There is a lift for wheelchair users from the Theatre foyer to the Stalls and Royal Circle levels. The Dress Circle and Grand Circle are stair access only.

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