Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle
FOLLOWING a successful tour and starring David Suchet, Man
And Boy will open at the Duchess Theatre on February
7, 2005, with previews from February 1.
Suchet stars as Gregor Antonescu, a successful financier, in
a story of intrigue, impending disaster and relationships.
While probably best known for his role of Poirot on TV, Suchet
has enjoyed a long and distinguished career in theatre.
His stage debut came, in fact, at
the tender age of five when he played an oyster in Alice Through
The Looking Glass and at 18, he attended LAMDA.
His most recent London appearance was in 1998, when he starred
in Amadeus at the Old Vic - a production that subsequently
transferred to Broadway.
And a year earlier, in 1997, he appeared at the Aldwych in Who's
Afraid of Virginia Woolf? - a role that earned him one of
his six Olivier Award nominations.
Also appearing in Man And Boy are Ben Silverstone (as
Gregor's son, Basil), David Yelland, Colin Stinton, Jennifer Lee
Jellicorse, Will Huggins and Helen Grace.
Man And Boy has been adapted for theatre from a play
by Terrence Rattigan and was first produced in 1963.