Full casting announced for RAIN MAN starring Mathew Horne and Ed Speleers
Full casting has been announced for Rain Man, the inaugural production of Bill Kenwright’s Classic Screen to Stage Theatre Company. Joining the previously announced Gavin and Stacey’s Mathew Horne (Raymond) and Downtown Abbey’s Ed Speleers (Charlie) is: Mairi Barclay (Pippin), Hannah Barker, Elizabeth Carter (Dreamboats and Petticoats), Adam Lilley (The 39 Steps),Neil Roberts (Mamma Mia!) and Joe Sellman Leava (Monster).
Rain Man opens at Windsor Theatre Royal on 20 August, with press night on 28 August. It will then visit: Milton Keynes, Cardiff, Eastbourne, Southend, Edinburgh, Cambridge, Brighton, Guildford, Leeds, Richmond, Derby and Northampton, with further dates to be announced.
TWO BROTHERS. ONE DESTINY.
When self-centered salesman Charlie Babbitt discovers that his long-lost brother
Raymond, an autistic savant with a genius for numbers, has inherited the family fortune; he sets out to get ‘his half’.
Charlie ‘borrows’ Raymond from the institution where he has spent most of his life and the two brothers embark on a trip across America where Charlie soon discovers that Raymond is worth more than he could have ever imagined…
Inspired by the heart-warming Oscar-winning film, which famously starred Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman and won Oscar’s for Best Picture, Best Screenplay, Best Director and Best Actor, Rain Man follows previous acclaimed Bill Kenwright productions of films to the stage such as A Few Good Men, The Shawshank Redemption and Twelve Angry Men.
The production will be directed by Jonathan O’Boyle whose credits include Rasheeda Speaking (Trafalgar Studios), This House (UK Tour); Pippin (Hope Mill Theatre/Southwark Playhouse); andHair (Hope Mill Theatre/The Vaults) winner of the WhatsOnStage Award for Best Off West End Production.