Jeeves & Wooster – Brighton Theatre Review

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What ho! Last night we left the Little Buttons tucked up in their cots, with Dads on babysitting duties, and headed to the Theatre Royal, Brighton, for the opening night of Jeeves & Wooster in Perfect Nonsense. The play is an adaptation of P G Wodehouse’s book The Code of the Woosters. Being a fan of the books and the ITV adaptation starring Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry it was exciting to see how it could be brought to life in Brighton.

Bumbling upper-class fop, Bertie Wooster (Stephen Mangan) and his ever-loyal man servant, Jeeves (Matthew Macfadyen), both did a spiffingly grand job.

The farcical nature of the plot and quick-paced witty dialogue was even more impressive given that there were only three actors. The comically timed sound effects combined with the cleverly adapting scenery all made for a really amusing performance. We won’t spoil the plot but it’s full of high jinx, larks and costume changes… all topped off with some natty Charleston dancing.

The show is at the Theatre Royal, Brighton until Saturday 26th October. It then takes up a residence at the Duke of Yorks Theatre in the West End, London.

In true Woosterian style, this play gets a vigorous round of applause and a Little Buttons’ slap on the back for the chaps.

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~Tia & Laura xx ~

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