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Main House Stephen Mangan, Kara Tointon and Sue Johnston

The Man in The White Suit

Adapted for the stage and directed by Sean Foley
  • 6 - 21 September
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

Adapted 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.
By special arrangement with Studio Canal.

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.

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 his world gradually falls apart before he finds love. This fast-moving comedy reunites Stephen Mangan and Sean Foley who also created the Olivier award-winning production Jeeves and Wooster.

Sue Johnston will join the cast playing Mrs Watson.

Stephen Mangan‘s many stage appearances include The Birthday PartyJeeves 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 DresserThe Miser and The Painkiller. He is a double Olivier award-winner and has recently 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.

Sue Johnston‘s stage credits include Peter Gill’s Small Change at the Donmar Warehouse, The Master Builder in the West End and Kenneth Branagh’s The Play What I Wrote at Wyndham’s Theatre. Her screen credits include playing Barbara Royle in The Royle Family and Dr Grace Foley in Waking the Dead.

Monday – Saturday 7.30pm

Matinees Wednesday & Saturday 2.30pm

(No matinee on Saturday 7 September)

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 £1.75 per ticket applies

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

Starring Stephen Mangan and Kara Tointon, with Sue Johnston

By special arrangement with Studio Canal.

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

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

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All tickets for Main House productions include a £2 building levy.

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.

A booking fee of £1.75 per ticket applies to all bookings.

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.

Full booking terms & conditions can be found here