Full casting has been announced for Rain Man, the inaugural production of Bill Kenwright’s Classic Screen to Stage Theatre Company. Joining the previously announced Gavin and Stacey’s Mathew Horne (Raymond) and Downtown Abbey’s Ed Speleers (Charlie) is: Mairi Barclay (Pippin), Hannah Barker, Elizabeth Carter (Dreamboats and Petticoats), Adam Lilley (The 39 Steps), Neil Roberts (Mamma Mia!) and Joe Sellman Leava (Monster).
TWO BROTHERS. ONE DESTINY.
When self-centered salesman Charlie Babbitt discovers that his long-lost brother Raymond, an autistic savant with a genius for numbers, has inherited the family fortune; he sets out to get ‘his half’.
Charlie ‘borrows’ Raymond from the institution where he has spent most of his life and the two brothers embark on a trip across America where Charlie soon discovers that Raymond is worth more than he could have ever imagined…
Inspired by the heart-warming Oscar-winning film, which famously starred Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman and won Oscar’s for Best Picture, Best Screenplay, Best Director and Best Actor, Rain Man follows previous acclaimed Bill Kenwright productions of films to the stage such as A Few Good Men, The Shawshank Redemption and Twelve Angry Men.
The production will be directed by Jonathan O’Boyle whose credits include Rasheeda Speaking (Trafalgar Studios), This House (UK Tour); Pippin (Hope Mill Theatre/Southwark Playhouse); and Hair (Hope Mill Theatre/The Vaults) winner of the WhatsOnStage Award for Best Off West End Production.
WINDSOR Theatre Royal Tues 21 Aug – Sat 1 Sept
MILTON KEYNES Theatre Mon 3 Sept – Sat 8 Sept
CARDIFF New Theatre Mon 10 Sept – Sat 15 Sept
EASTBOURNE Devonshire Park Theatre Tue 18 Sept – Sat 22 Sept
SOUTHEND Palace Theatre Mon 24 Sept – Sat 29 Sept
EDINBURGH King’s Theatre Mon 1 Oct – Sat 6 Oct
CAMBRIDGE Arts Theatre Mon 8 Oct – Sat 13 Oct
BRIGHTON Theatre Royal Mon 15 Oct – Sat 20 Oct
GUILDFORD Yvonne Arnaud Mon 22 Oct – Sat 27 Oct
LEEDS Grand Theatre Mon 29 Oct – Sat 3 Nov
RICHMOND Theatre Mon 5 Nov – Sat 10 Nov
DERBY Theatre Mon 12 Nov – Sat 17 Nov
NORTHAMPTON Royal & Derngate Mon 19 Nov – Sat 24 Nov
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