Jeeves & Wooster in 'Perfect Nonsense'
Theatre by the Lake, Keswick
From Thu 24 May 2018 to Sat 27 Oct 2018
- Best New Comedy, Olivier Awards - 2014
An inventive, fast-paced comedy featuring P.G. Wodehouse’s iconic double act. Winner of the 2014 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy.
When a country house weekend takes a turn for the worse, Bertie Wooster is unwittingly called on to play matchmaker – reconciling the affections of his host’s drippy daughter Madeline Bassett with his newt-fancying acquaintance Gussie Fink-Nottle. If Bertie, ably assisted by the ever-dependable Jeeves, can’t pull off the wedding of the season he’ll be forced to abandon his cherished bachelor status and marry the ghastly girl himself!
Based on P.G. Wodehouse’s delightfully bonkers stories, especially The Code of the Woosters, the Goodale Brothers’ dramatisation premiered at the Duke of York's Theatre, West End, in November 2013, prior to a UK tour.
Written for a cast of three, who play multiple roles, this adaptation will suit any theatre company or drama group looking for a comic play to perform.
Blog entry: read co-writer Robert Goodale on the road to Perfect Nonsense: 'My first taste of P.G. Wodehouse came in my early twenties when my twin brother and a mutual friend of ours used to quote PGW phrases, sentences and extracts back and forth at each other during late night drinking sessions...' Read more >>
'razor-sharp ingenuity... comedy at its purest'Time Out
'Wodehouse himself would have loved this... captures the dotty, sunlit innocence of his work with panache'Telegraph
'smart and crafty... [will] entertain those who have never been exposed to Wodehouse, and devotees will lap it up'Evening Standard
'inventive ...shimmers with just the right dose of silliness and self-mockery'Daily Mail
'furiously fast and funny... clever and inventive'Metro
'joyous... works beautifully well... so true to the creator’s madcap spirit that you can imagine him wishing he’d thought of doing it like this'Daily Express