The Miser Tickets
Griff Rhys Jones returns to the stage in Molière’s The Miser (L'Avare) showing at the Garrick theatre this spring.
'Fresh, funny, farcical and splendidly silly.' - WhatsonStage
'A high-octane show with a superabundance of physical comedy. I laughed a lot' - Evening Standard
'The jokes are plentiful and well executed' - The Times
'The Miser certainly isn't tight-fisted with the laughs. A talented ensemble of comedy titans having a laugh on stage.' - Chortle
'Griff Rhys Jones is excellent' - Mail on Sunday
'Lee Mack is riotously funny' - BritishTheatre.com
Newly adapted by Sean Foley and Phil Porter, Griff Rhys Jones will be joined by BAFTA and British Comedy Award winning comedian Lee Mack, who will be making his West End debut.
Fanatical about protecting his wealth, the paranoid Harpagon (Griff Rhys Jones) suspects all of trying to flinch his fortune and will go to any length to protect it. A matchmaker motivated only by money, he sets his sights on wealthy spouses for his children, so his riches are safe from their grubby hands. As true feelings and identities are revealed will Harpagon allow his children to follow their heart, or will his love of gold prove all-consuming? Passion and purse strings go head to head in this rip roaring comedy, by France’s greatest dramatist.
Actor, writer, presenter, comedian and two-time Olivier award-winner Griff Rhys Jones returns to the West End after five years where he is widely recognised as one of the country’s great comedic performers. He has most recently been seen on stage as Fagin in Cameron Mackintosh’s Oliver, and previously in Feydeau’s An Absolute Turkey.
Lee Mack is best known for his television and stand-up work. He is team captain on popular BBC panel show Would I Lie To You and a regular host on Have I Got News For You, Nevermind the Buzzcocks and 8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown.
Director Sean Foley who has recently enjoyed sell out success adapting and directing The Painkiller in the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company season of Plays at the Garrick. Further, he was the creator of Olivier Award-winning and Tony-nominated production of The Play What I Wrote (Best Comedy 2002), Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense (Best New Comedy 2014) and the multi Olivier-nominated The Ladykillers.
Mark Goucher has previously collaborated with Sean Foley on the hugely successful production of Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense which played in the West End and on tour and is currently under option for a Broadway season.
The Miser will be presented at Bath Theatre Royal and Richmond Theatre, prior to opening at the Garrick Theatre on Wednesday 1st March 2017, with an opening night on Monday 13th March 2017.
Book your tickets now to see one of the best comedians in the UK!
Running time2 hours 35 minutes including interval
Performance dates1 March 2017 to 3 June 2017. Monday to Saturday 7.30pm, Wednesday & Saturday 2.30pm
DISCOUNT + NO BOOKING FEE OFFER!
Band A £65 tickets reduced to £49.50.
No Booking Fee offer on Band B and Band C.
Valid Mon - Friday evening performances until 2 June.
Reviews / Features
REVIEW: Moliere’s The Miser at the Garrick
Lee Mack makes his West End debut alongside seasoned stage actor Griff Rhys Jones in a ‘freely adapted’ version of one of Moliere’s most popular plays. Adapted by Sean Foley and Phil Porter, this modern reworking of The Miser stays faithful to the original comic intentions of the 17th-century play, while making it relevant for a contemporary audience.
5 Apr, 2017 | By Harrison Fuller
Reviews / Features
REVIEW: The Miser
The Miser sees the West End debut for Lee Mack, who stars in Moliere’s play alongside Matthew Horne and Griff Rhys Jones in the title, penny-pinching, role of Harpagon.
31 Mar, 2017 | By Lucy Beirne
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REVIEW: This Miser is No Misery
When you go to see a play that Sir Laurence Olivier has described as being "as funny as a baby's open grave", you know that you will come away with an opinion. Bearing in mind that Moliere's humour does not always translate well, The Miser was always going to be a challenging piece of art.
14 Mar, 2017 | By Kay Johal
Lee Mack to make his West End debut alongside Griff Rhys Jones in The Miser
It has been announced that BAFTA winning comedian Lee Mack with make his West End debut in Sean Foley's revival of Moliere's classic comedy The Miser.
15 Nov, 2016 | By Sarah Gengenbach