Alan Bennett's Enjoy to Return to the West End with Steadman and Troughton

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Alan Bennett's play Enjoy — a flop when it premiered at the West End's Vaudeville Theatre in 1980 – will return to London for the first time since then in a new production first seen at Bath Theatre Royal in August.

The production will come to the Gielgud Theatre for a 14-week run, beginning performances on Jan. 27, 2009 (prior to an official opening on Feb. 2), for a run to May 2 only.

Currently on a U.K. tour, Christopher Luscombe's production stars Alison Steadman and David Troughton as an ageing couple, Connie and Wilf, living in the last back-to-back house in Leeds. With the demolition of the area in progress, they are soon to be re-housed in a new maisonette with a waste disposal unit and non-slip vinyl flooring. When a sociologist comes to observe them in their daily life, normality takes a decidedly atypical turn.

Steadman created the role of Beverly in Mike Leigh's Abigail's Party and starred in the orginal National Theatre production of Jim Cartwright's The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, for which she won an Olivier Award. Troughton has appeared extensively for the RSC and the National Theatre, where his roles have included Henry IV, Caliban, Bottom and Captain Hook in Peter Pan.

The cast also includes Carol Macready, Josie Walker and Richard Glaves.

Luscombe, who began his career as an actor, has directed West End productions of Noël Coward's Star Quality in 2001 and The Rocky Horror Show as well as productions of The Comedy of Errors and The Merry Wives of Windsor at Shakespeare's Globe. To book tickets contact the box office at 0844 482 5130 or visit

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