Mark Heap and Robert Webb Will Take Over as Jeeves and Wooster in West End's Perfect Nonsense
03 Feb 2014
Mark Heap and Robert Webb will take over as Jeeves and Wooster, respectively, in Perfect Nonsense beginning April 7 at the West End's Duke of York's. They will succeed Stephen Mangan and Matthew MacFadyen.
Mark Hadfield will continue in the role of Seppings. In the play, co-written by brothers Robert and David Goodale, based on and adapted from the established literary works of P. G Wodehouse, the charmingly incompetent Bertie Wooster and his unflappable valet Jeeves are brought to life.
Webb was recently seen onstage in Raving at Hampstead Theatre. Other stage credits include Neil LaBute's Fat Pig at Trafalgar Studios. He is best known for his TV collaborations with David Mitchell, including "Peep Show" and "The Mitchell and Webb Situation" and "That Mitchell and Webb Look" (BAFTA Award for Best Comedy in 2007). He is also a regular on comedy panel shows, appearing in "Fresh Meat," BBC3's "The Smoking Room" and British films "Confetti," "Magicians" and "The Wedding Video."
Heap's TV roles include Brian Topp in "Spaced," Dr. Alan Statham in "Green Wing" and Jim in "Friday Night Dinner." He has worked with Chris Morris, appearing in "Jam and Brass Eye" and had a long-running role as head postman Thomas Brown on "Lark Rise to Candleford." Heap has also appeared in "Miranda," "Skins" and "Outnumbered."
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