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Jeeves and Wooster

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4.4/5 - based on 54 reviews
  • Starring: James Lance, John Gordon Sinclair, Robert Goodale
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About Jeeves and Wooster

Performance Times
Mon - 19:30
Tue - 19:30
Wed 14:30 19:30
Thu - 19:30
Fri - 19:30
Sat 14:30 19:30
Sun - -
Starring:

James Lance, John Gordon Sinclair, Robert Goodale

Jeeves and Wooster description

Jeeves and Wooster – Perfect nonsense!

In 1915 P.G Wodehouse wrote a short story called ‘Extracting Young Gussie’. For the next 60 years or so the characters he created, Jeeves and Wooster, were firm UK comedy favourites. The author’s last novel, Aunts Aren’t Gentlemen, came out in 1974 but his stories continued to delight readers, even more so when the British TV series proved such a hit in the early 1990s.

The TV series won several British Academy Television Awards and now the excitement is building as the first P.G Wodehouse-inspired play to be approved by the author’s Estate takes to the stage at the Duke of York’s.

It’s directed by Sean Foley, a member of the comedy duo behind hit shows like the Olivier Award-winning Morecambe and Wise show and The Play What I Wrote. In 2012 Foley was nominated for an Olivier for his involvement with The Ladykillers, and he brings all his considerable magic to bear on Perfect Nonsense.

According to an interview in The Guardian newspaper, Foley wanted to do the play the minute he read the script. "I think anyone who is interested in or loves comedy would be a fan. It is such hilarious and brilliantly written comedy. Just in terms of being a comic stylist, writing wise, I don't think there's really anyone better than Wodehouse. The rhythm of his sentences, the way he lines up a joke you don't see coming, the way he puts words together is funny in itself. It is wonderful material to be dealing with."

Jeeves and Wooster - The story

Jeeves and Wooster take a trip into the glorious English countryside to visit an acquaintance’s country mansion. Madeline Bassett, their host’s daughter, is a drippy type and of no interest whatsoever to Bertie until he’s dragged unwittingly into a horribly frightening situation. Unless he can persuade Madeline to marry Gussie Fink-Nottle, her father’s newt fancying friend, Bertie will have to marry the beastly girl himself!

Expect all sorts of hilarious and improbable antics from Wooster as he tries desperately to avoid a horrid fate, ably assisted by the un-flappable, wry and gentlemanly Jeeves. Brilliant.

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Jeeves and Wooster reviews

4.4 out of 5 based on 54 reviews

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Recommended for:

Anyone (65%)
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Latest customer reviews
Anonymous
Poor show

Within 10 minutes we knew this show was rubbish. Silly slapstick that wasn't even funny and it was nothing like Jeeves and Wooster. The worst London show we've seen, so poor that we walked out at the interval. It's a good job it finishes in a few weeks!

Reviewed on 07 September 2014 by

Anonymous
pleasant evening

royal circle a good view front seats in the stalls too close!

Reviewed on 29 August 2014 by

Anonymous
Wodehouse meets Tommy Cooper

Excellent interpretation of the story and they did not try to emulatecthe TV version.

Reviewed on 28 August 2014 by

Anonymous
A great night out!

Reviewed on 14 August 2014 by

Anonymous
Bertie Wooster and pals

Very cleverly done with only thee actors - who were incredibly energetic. However, three actors did seem rather few. Were near the front and had some problem with the lights shining at us.

Reviewed on 13 August 2014 by

Anonymous
Mike Moulder

Reviewed on 29 July 2014 by

Anonymous
Very Clever

The show was very cleverly done it held my attention the whole show and the 3 actors worked very well together and of course there were some very funny parts.

Reviewed on 28 July 2014 by

Anonymous
Enjoyable fun

If you're out to have a good time you will enjoy this show. Don't look for depth and deep meaning, just enjoy!

Reviewed on 27 July 2014 by

Anonymous
Well done.

The play breaks conventions of theater and effectively makes it funny. That's hard. Well done.

Reviewed on 27 July 2014 by

Anonymous
A total rib tickler

I say, what a spiffing wheeze to plonk old Bertie on stage to tell the tale himself of that lunatic foray to old Sir Watkin Basset’s place. His man, Jeeves, is a tower of wotsit as usual and conjures up all manner of scenery and atmosphere besides keeping Wooster on course and it’s Jeeves and the other gent’s gent, Stebbins, who provide lifelike representations of the rest of the Totleigh crowd, including that absolute blighter, Roderick Spode. Like all things Wooster its complete nonsense and a real rib tickler that gives new meaning to the words Jolly Good Show! So, old sport, if you’re gasping for a laugh, cut along to the Duke of York’s and by the time that you stagger out you’ll be gasping from a laugh, hey what.

Reviewed on 12 July 2014 by

Anonymous
Ok Jeeves and Wooster

Overall a good (non-original) story but the slightly strained accents and OTT slapstick by Seppings rather dropped the show from a 4 to a 3.5 / 5

Reviewed on 24 June 2014 by

Anonymous

Excellent night out, very funny and amazing that there are only 3 actors seems more like 10. Good night out.

Reviewed on 18 June 2014 by

Anonymous
great bertie & wooster

This was a great show from start to finish - I was a little hesitant when I saw that Robert Webb was now playing Wooster, as I have not always been a great fan of some of his work but my mind has been turned round 100% - he was great and so were the other 2 characters. A thoroughly enjoyable show & I would recommend it to anyone who wants a great evening and a good laugh!

Reviewed on 11 June 2014 by

Anonymous
Spiffing show

Wickedly well acted, great etertainment, a real tonic for the blues. A must see show.

Reviewed on 09 June 2014 by

Anonymous
So funny

It felt like the audience was part of the show&fun and not just spectators! What an amazing cast...Fantastic!

Reviewed on 08 June 2014 by

Anonymous
Marvellous visit to Jeeves and Wooster

A bit apprehensive at first seeing that there were on three actors in the cast but the minute the curtain went up it was magical. The storyline was well presented in a very imaginative way - not what I expected - and I laughed all the way through as did a very full house. All three actors delivered their lines clearly such that you did not miss some of the aside jokes. A very entertaining evening.

Reviewed on 06 June 2014 by

Anonymous
Star performance

Amazing show . The sheer amount of work put in by all 3 actors was nothing short of miraculous . A laugh out loud performance

Reviewed on 23 May 2014 by

Anonymous
A Spiffing Good Show

Three actors playing all the parts, in the manic world of Jeeves and Wooster, what's not to like.

Reviewed on 18 May 2014 by

Anonymous
Not what I was expecting but well acted

It was mostly physical humour, whereas I was expecting witty repartee. The writer did keep some of the jokes in the style of the television series, for example Wooster's insistence on 'new fashions' and Jeeves's disapproval but otherwise transferred all the jokes to physical comedy, funny costumes and making everything over the top. Now, the actors did this really well - they completely committed to it - but you need to want this to find it funny and I didn't, I really wanted some subtlety. Other comments: if you like Jeeves, beware he's only onstage for one-third the time because the actor has multiple roles - also cutting down on the time Jeeves and Wooster can play off each other, which seems a shame because it's such a big part of their charm; also the story the writer has adapted is one that the TV series did in two parts and to get through it all a reasonable amount falls into exposition in the play.

Reviewed on 17 May 2014 by

Anonymous
Minimalist British Farce is a Riotous Good Time

If you like the silliness of P.G. Wodehouse's books, you will love this show. It takes his essential characters, Jeeves, and Bertie and builds around them a typical Wodehouse story with odd twists and Jeeves ultimately saving the day. The show is performed with 3 actors (Bertie is always the same, but the other two play many characters). The play makes fun of the character changes and tends to break the plane of the audience. If you don't like that (and some don't) then don't go. But it is quite well done and the actors are excellent at donning the various characters. We laughed so hard my companion claimed she was sore afterwards.

Reviewed on 11 May 2014 by

Anonymous
Jeeves and Wooster...Brilliant!!!

Reviewed on 11 May 2014 by

Anonymous
Very enjoyable an Asset to the West End

Superb performance and story - Would happily watch this again. Highly recommended

Reviewed on 08 May 2014 by

Anonymous
Fantastically entertaining

Reviewed on 30 April 2014 by

Anonymous

Multiple roles played by same male actor especially for female characters did not work. Almost pantomime.

Reviewed on 29 April 2014 by

Anonymous
Jeeves & Wooster

This is not a standard play - with only 3 actors playing all the parts. I would have preferred a more standard set-up. Seating is very tight - zero leg room if you're over 5 foot tall. Overall, a little disappointing.

Reviewed on 14 April 2014 by

Anonymous
Fun and Games with Jeeves and Wooster

Reviewed on 23 March 2014 by

Anonymous
Hilarious

Reviewed on 10 March 2014 by

Anonymous
Plymouth Len

This is a must see 3 class acts putting on a great show. Looked liike they were enjoying it as much as the 700 people watching, would go again. Dance at the end was classic.

Reviewed on 09 March 2014 by

Anonymous
Fast, furious and funny

A hoot. Very clever humour and stage action. Highly recommended.

Reviewed on 22 February 2014 by

Anonymous
Very funny

A funny and original production of Jeeves and Wooster with only three actors. A superb farce.

Reviewed on 21 February 2014 by

Anonymous
West End Enertainment at its Best

We wanted a good entertainging night out and we got it in spades with this preformance. It is amazing that so much can be achieved by only 3 actors. I find it hard to single anyone out but, for me, Matthew Macfadyen was brilliant in playing his 3 characters. My daughter (15) was in stitches and just loved it and she's difficult to please. I would heartily recommend it.

Reviewed on 08 February 2014 by

Anonymous
Excellent comedy.

Great lighthearted fun.

Reviewed on 07 February 2014 by

Anonymous
Woosterful!

Reviewed on 12 January 2014 by

Anonymous
Hysterical

Laughter from start to end - fantastic

Reviewed on 06 January 2014 by

Anonymous
great pre-xmas matinee

such great individual effort and virtuosity of all the THREE stars***

Reviewed on 22 December 2013 by

Anonymous
slap stick fun

Reviewed on 20 November 2013 by

Anonymous
Brilliant. A real laugh

Reviewed on 15 November 2013 by

Anonymous
Good clean funny show.

Reviewed on 15 November 2013 by

Anonymous
Light entertainment - good laugh

It is a narrative approach to one of the PG classic J&W adventures with a small number of actors and a lot of situational comic moments. Recommendable indeed.

Reviewed on 31 October 2013 by