Taking on the roles of one of television's most famous pairings is Kneehigh's Mike Shepherd playing Albert and Dean Nolan, who will make his Kneehigh debut as dreamer Harold.
In a press statement, Rice commented, "The words, situations and basic genius of this script are all the work and imagination of Ray Galton and Alan Simpson. I laughed and wept in equal measure as I made my way through the scripts that make up the 'Steptoe & Son' cannon. The work is deeper, darker and more intricate than I'd ever realised, watching as a child. I've tried to enable and reveal the heart-breaking and perfectly observed characters that had generations glued to their TV’s for over a decade. I am so lucky! I feel I am walking through history: my parents’, my grandparents’ and my own. It has been the chance of a lifetime to dive into such an iconic and important body of work."
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