John Gordon Sinclair and James Lance are new Jeeves and Wooster
ON June 30, 2014, John Gordon Sinclair and James Lance will take over the roles of Jeeves and Wooster from Robert Webb and Mark Heap in the Olivier Award-winning Perfect Nonsense, which continues at the Duke of York’s Theatre until September 20, 2014.
The play’s co-writer, Robert Goodale, will take over from Mark Hadfield as Seppings.
When a country house weekend takes a turn for the worse, Bertie Wooster is unwittingly called on to play matchmaker, but also to steal a silver cow creamer from Totleigh Towers. Naturally, the ever dependable Jeeves is there to prevent Bertie from making a fool of himself in front of a cast of Wodehouse’s finest characters.
John Gordon Sinclair recently appeared in the West End in Graham Linehan’s The Ladykillers. His other theatre credits include Absurd Person Singular (Garrick Theatre), The Producers (Theatre Royal Drury Lane), Sweet Panic (Duke of York’s Theatre), Burning Issues (Hampstead Theatre), The Real Inspector Hound (Young Vic), She Loves Me (Savoy Theatre), for which he won the 1995 Olivier Award for Best Actor In A Musical, and When I Was A Girl I Used To Scream and Shout (Bush Theatre).
On screen, he is best known for playing Gregory in Bill Forsyth’s iconic 1981 film Gregory’s Girl.
James Lance is known for roles in comedy series such as Teachers, The Book Group, Smack the Pony and I’m Alan Partridge and the films Bronson, Marie Antoinette and Late Night Shopping. On stage he has appeared in Celebrity Autobiography (Leicester Square Theatre) and Ingredient X (Royal Court).
Both Sinclair and Lance will stay with the production when it tours to Cambridge, Newcastle, Reading, Salford, Cheltenham, Southampton, Glasgow and Bath.