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The Sunshine Boys - full casting announced

Casting update

FULL casting has been announced for Thea Sharrock’s production of Neil Simon’s award-winning comedy The Sunshine Boys, which runs at the Savoy Theatre for a strictly limited 12 week season – from May 17 (previews from April 27) to July 28, 2012.

Joining Danny DeVito and Richard Griffiths as the ageing vaudevillian team Willie Clark and Al Lewis are Rebecca Blackstone (Miss MacKintosh), Nick Blakeley (Eddie), Peter Cadden (Voice of TV Director), Johnnie Fiori (Registered Nurse), Adam Levy (Ben Silverman) and William Maxwell (Patient).

Kings of comedy, Willie Clark and Al Lewis, aka The Sunshine Boys, haven’t spoken to each other in years. When CBS call for the vaudevillian greats to be re-united for a nostalgic History of Comedy, past grudges resurface as they take centre stage once more.

Ageing ailments aside, can this legendary double-act overcome their differences for one last show? Old rivalry and vintage hilarity abound in Neil Simon’s classic comedy of showbiz and friendship.

RADA trained Rebecca Blackstone’s theatre credits include Lucille in Cool Hand Luke (Aldwych Theatre), The Country (Salisbury Playhouse) and Lauren in Midlife Crisis (for Coalition Theatre, part of Old Vic New Voices).

Nick Blakeley’s theatre credits include 13 and A Woman Killed with Kindness (National Theatre), Millennium (Old Vic New Voices) and The Country Wife (Bristol Old Vic). His television credits include Doctors.

Peter Cadden’s theatre work includes King Lear (West Yorkshire Playhouse), A Flea in Her Ear and Pygmalion (Old Vic), Ohio Impromptu (the Beckett Festival at the Barbican and Gate Theatre Dublin) and Measure for Measure (for the Peter Hall Company at Bath Theatre Royal).

Johnnie Fiori’s theatre credits include Vernon God Little (Young Vic), Motormouth Maybelle in Hairspray (Shaftesbury Theatre), the title role in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (Royal Exchange Theatre), Thoroughly Modern Millie and 125th Street (Shaftesbury Theatre) and The Wiz (Hackney Empire).

Fiori made her operatic debut in Robert LePage’s version of 1984 for the Royal Opera House.

Adam Levy’s theatre credits include Henry V and Edmond (National Theatre), Henry IV Part I, Richard II and Beauty and the Beast (Royal Shakespeare Company), Angels in America (Lyric Hammersmith and on tour) and Oh! What a Lovely War, As You Like It and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre).

On screen, he has appeared in Rome, Lewis and Coronation Street (TV); Gladiator, Mercenaries and Being Considered (film).

William Maxwell’s theatre work includes Twelfth Night, Julius Caesar and Nicholas Nickleby (Royal Shakespeare Company) and A Flea in Her Ear (Old Vic). His screen credits include Nearest and Dearest, Brookside, Z Cars and Strike Out of Time (TV); Cicero, The Temple Project and The Ploughman’s Lunch (film).

Read more about The Sunshine Boys.

For more information and to book tickets visit the Official Website.