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The Man in the White Suit

Closed 7 Dec 2019

Wyndham's Theatre

When Sidney Stratton 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.
The Man in the White Suit at Wyndham's Theatre

Show details


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.

Background, advisory warnings

Age suitability: Not available

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.

Note: Mr Mangan will not be appearing w/c 23rd December 2019.

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.


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Postal address:
Charing Cross Road
London WC2H 0DA

Box office tel: 0844 482 5120

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Previews from:Friday 27 September 2019

Press night:Tuesday 8 October 2019

Closes:Saturday 7 December 2019

Performance days & times


Monday ‑ 7‑30pm

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Wednesday - 2-30pm

Saturday - 2-30pm

Running time: To be confirmed


From £15


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

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