Rupert Everett, Sir Roger Moore and Rowan Atkinson lead Bath Theatre Royal's season of stars
Hollywood actor Rupert Everett, James Bond star Sir Roger Moore and Gavin and Stacey’s Mathew Horne are just some of the famous faces to descend on the Theatre Royal next season for the first time.
And as well as the first time visitors the theatre will also see some returning performers including Rowan Atkinson, who has previously performed stand up at the venue but will this time be appearing in a play, Felicity Kendall and Scottish actor Tom Conti, who will launch the new season.
Conti stars in courtroom drama Rough Justice in September, written by Terence Frisby, where he plays James Highwood, the producer of a series of documentary television programmes challenging the British justice system.
Also in September Felicity Kendall will return to Alan Ayckbourn’s work for the first time since 1973 and will star alongside Jonathan Coy of Downton Abbey and Foyle’s War in the comedy Relatively Speaking.
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The play will also star Eastender’s actress Kara Tointon, who has just been confirmed to play Ginny.
Tointon, who played Dawn in the much-love soap was also winner of Strictly Come Dancing in 2010 and also starred in Ayckbourn’s Absent Friends in the West End earlier this year.
Another Good Life actress will follow Felicity Kendall’s run as Penelope Keith, who played Margo Leadbetter in the sitcom will appear in Good Grief, which has been adapted by Keith Waterhouse from his own best selling comic novel.
From October 22 audiences can see Hollywood star Rupert Everett will play Oscar Wilde in The Judas Kiss.
He will play the Irish writer at a pivotal moment in his life when he is forced to choose between freedom and love.
Gavin and Stacey star Mathew Horne will be visiting the theatre for the first time in November as he stars in Brandon Thomas’s Charley’s Aunt as Lord Fancourt Babberley, who is persuaded by two fellow Oxford students to impersonate Charley’s Aunt when his real aunt is delayed.
The show at the Theatre Royal, which runs for six days, is the only date outside London.
Finally completing the star-studded line-up will be Blackadder and Mr Bean actor Rowan Atkinson in Quartermaine’s Terms which will run immediately after this year’s pantomime in January.
Atkinson will be making his first appearance in a play for nearly 25 years when he plays St John Quartermaine, a hopeless teacher in the poignant comedy.
Other shows next season include The Sound of Music, presented by the Bath Light Operatic Group and the Northern Ballet’s production of Beauty and the Beast.
The Woman in Black will also be returning to the city, celebrating its 23rd year in the West End.
For full details of the shows visit www.theatreroyal.org.uk