The psychological drama runs at the Playhouse Theatre for a 12-week season and centers on a young man who deceives his way into an elderly eccentric’s home before exerting his influence on the homeowner. Richardson was last seen on the West End stage in Arthur Wing Pinero’s celebrated farce The Magistrate, which transferred to the Savoy Theatre from the Chichester Festival in 1997.
The revival of The Creeper, which is produced by Matthew Gale, Jenny King and Steve Wilkinson, opens in the West End after two nights of previews and a regional U.K. tour.
Included in the cast are Oliver Dimsdale, Alan Cox Robert Styles and Harry Towb.
Bill Bryden’s (Good Hope, Tristan and Yeseult) production is designed by Hayden Griffin and lit by Mick Hughes.
The Creeper replaces Jonathan Kent’s production of Pirandello's As You Desire Me with Kristin Scott Thomas and Bob Hoskins.