About Rain Man
“I didn’t take Raymond. I took half the money”
RAINMAN starring JOSH HARTNETT and ADAM GODLEY.
When 16 year old Charlie Babbit borrows his dads car, he calls the cops. Determined to make it on his own, Charlie leaves.
When his dad dies, Charlie gets the car and some rose bushes – but not the money. Hot on the trail of the cash Charlie discovers an unkown autistic brother, Raymond with an extraordinary talent for numbers. Intent on saving his business, Charlie takes Raymond on a rollercoaster journey involving Las Vegas, gambling, learning to dance, kissing. Raymond discovers a world beyond the hospital gates and Charlie, the meaning of unconditional love.
Based on Barry Morrow’s original Oscar winning screenplay and re-imagined for the stage by Dan Gordon, the play examines the nature of love, understanding and connection. Leading the cast in this funny, heart-warming and touching contemporary story is Hollywood movie actor, Josh Hartnett in his West End debut as Charlie and Olivier nominated actor, Adam Godley as Raymond.
Adapted for the stage by Dan Gordon. Based on the screen play by Barry Morrow & Ronald Bass. Story by Ronald Bass.
Hollywood actor Josh Hartnett makes his West End debut this summer as Charlie Babbitt in a complex, moving and funny stage adaptation of the iconic film RAIN MAN, which opens on Tuesday 9th September at the Apollo Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue. Josh is joined on stage by Olivier-nominated British actor Adam Godley as his autistic savant brother Raymond.
Mary Stockley will take on the role of Susan following her performance in The Common Pursuit at the Menier Chocolate Factory. Other theatre credits include Hope in Anything Goes (NT and Theatre Royal Drury Lane), Merrily we Roll Along (Donmar) and Spend Spend Spend. Mary has recently been seen as Miss Jay in the BBC adaptation of Ballet Shoes.
Dr Bruener will be played by Colin Stinton. An internationally renowned actor, Colin has appeared in The Graduate in the West End and on Broadway, whilst appearing in films such as A Mighty Heart starring Angelina Jolie and The Bourne Ultimatum. His West End theatre credits include Man&Boy, The Goat and National Theatre roles in Guys and Dolls and Sweet Bird of Youth, both directed by Richard Eyre. He can be seen in TV hits Harley Street, Doctor Who and House of Saddam.
Other cast members include Charles Daish whose theatre credits include Journeys End (Playhouse and Duke of York) and The Relapse, Romeo and Juliet, A Woman Killed by Kindness and Pain of Youth (all RSC). His TV credits include Cold Feet and Mile High.
Tilly Blackwood will also be joining the cast; her theatre credits include Katarina in Scenes from a Marriage for the Belgrade Theatre directed by Trevor Nunn, Helena in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Albery), as well as The Country Wife (RSC) and Julius Caesar (Regents Park).