The Man in the White Suit - casting announced

London theatre news: Wednesday 17 July 2019

Comedy - London West End - Shows

Full casting is announced for Sean Foley's stage adaptation of classic Ealing Studios comedy, The Man in the White Suit, due at Wyndham's Theatre from 27 September.
The Man in the White Suit at Wyndham's Theatre

The cast and creative team has been announced for Sean Foley's stage adaptation of the classic Ealing Studios comedy The Man in the White Suit.

The production will play a three week stint at Theatre Royal Bath from 5 September as part of its 2019 summer season, before landing in the West End for its world premiere at Wyndham's Theatre, running from 27 September 2019 until 11 January 2020 (book tickets here from £18).

Leading the cast will be the previously announced Stephen Mangan as Sidney Stratton, Kara Tointon as Daphne Birnley and Sue Johnston as Mrs Watson.

They are joined by Richard Cordery as Birnley, Richard Durden as Sir John, with Delroy Atkinson,Katie Bernstein,Ben Deery, Matthew Durkan , Rina Fatania, Oliver Kaderbhai,Eugene McCoy,Elliott Rennie, and Katherine Toy.

Here's the trailer ...

The Man in the White Suit is adapted for the stage and directed by double Olivier Award-winning writer, actor and director Sean Foley with set and costume design by award-winning designer Michael Taylor.

New songs have been written for the show by Charlie Fink, known for fronting indie-folk band 'Noah and the Whale' as well as being a composer for theatre and film including The Lorax (Old Vic) and A Street Cat Named Bob.

Show listing information


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.


Stephen Mangan - Sidney Stratton

Kara Tointon - Daphne Birnley

Sue Johnston - Mrs Watson

Richard Cordery as Birnley

Richard Durden as Sir John

Delroy Atkinson

Katie Bernstein

Ben Deery

Matthew Durkan

Rina Fatania

Oliver Kaderbhai

Eugene McCoy

Elliott Rennie

Katherine Toy


Author: Adapted by Sean Foley
Composer: Charlie Fink, arranger Phil Bateman
Director: Sean Foley
Designer: Michael Taylor
Choreography: Lizzi Gee
Lighting: Mark Henderson
Sound: Ben Ringham and Max Ringham
Fight director: Alison De Burgh


Wyndham's Theatre
Charing Cross Road


From: Friday 27 September 2019

Closed: Saturday 7 December 2019


Standard: From £15


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