When Sidney Stratton (Stephen Mangan) invents a fabric that never gets dirty and never wears out, manufacturers and trades unions are terrified by the threat it poses to their industry and their jobs. Only Daphne (Kara Tointon) the mill owner’s daughter, shows Sidney any support as the bosses and workers chase the man in the white suit determined to destroy them both. This fast-moving comedy reunites Stephen Mangan and Sean Foley who also created the Olivier award-winning production Jeeves and Wooster.
Stephen Mangan will not be appearing w/c 23 December.
Sue Johnston will be performing until 23 November.
An Ealing comedy film becomes an intermittently entertaining play
Ealing film classic just looks shabby on stage
Two hours of pure delight
Stephen Mangan reinvents Ealing boffin
Subtlety and true wit, there is none
Stephen Mangan helps it all come out in the wash
Stephen Mangan and Kara Tointon give sparky performances in Sean Foley's laboured staging of the Ealing comedy
Stephen Mangan's charm saves Fifties caper from wearing thin
Rarely have I been quite so disappointed in a show which had so much promise
Not so much firing on every cylinder as misfiring on them