The Man in The White Suit

The Man in The White Suit

3.8 (4) · ComedyClassic Drama

Stephen Mangan and Kara Tointon return to the West End to star in the world premiere of the classic Ealing comedy The Man in the White Suit, adapted and directed by Sean Foley.


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.

Please Note:
Stephen Mangan will not be appearing w/c 23 December.
Sue Johnston will be performing until 23 November.

Critic reviews

Not so much firing on every cylinder as misfiring on them

London Theatre

Rarely have I been quite so disappointed in a show which had so much promise

Musical Theatre Review

Stephen Mangan's charm saves Fifties caper from wearing thin

Evening Standard

Stephen Mangan and Kara Tointon give sparky performances in Sean Foley's laboured staging of the Ealing comedy

The Stage

Stephen Mangan helps it all come out in the wash

The Telegraph

Subtlety and true wit, there is none


Stephen Mangan reinvents Ealing boffin

The Guardian

Two hours of pure delight

Broadway World

Ealing film classic just looks shabby on stage

The Times

An Ealing comedy film becomes an intermittently entertaining play

The Arts Desk

Date & time

Show ended
Thu 26 Sep - Sat 7 Dec, 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Runtime: 3 hrs 10 mins


Charing Cross Road London WC2H 0DA London, UK · Get Directions
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