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Mr Foote's Other Leg West End transfer
Following its sold out run at Hampstead Theatre, Mr Foote's Other Leg, starring Simon Russell Beale, will transfer to the Theatre Royal Haymarket for a limited run from 28 October.
In Georgian London no one is more famous than Samuel Foote. Satirist, impressionist and dangerous comedian, he has become a celebrity in a city and at a moment in time when the concept of selling personality was born. He even has the ear of the king.
Adored by many, despised by some, Foote finds himself at the sharp end of attacks from the press…and a surgeon’s knife. And in an age obsessed with fame, his colleagues from the worlds of science and the stage – from Benjamin Franklin to David Garrick – begin to wonder: does fame make you mad?
Ian Kelly’s riotously funny new play, based on his award-winning biography of Foote, explores our obsession with celebrities, and their rise and fall, through the true story of the Oscar Wilde of the 18th century. Kelly’s other biographies include Antonin Careme, Beau Brummell, Giacomo Casanova (Sunday Times Biography of the Year 2008), and Dame Vivienne Westwood.
Richard Eyre returns to Hampstead following the sell out hit The Last Of The Duchess. His recent theatre credits include Ghosts (Alemida/West End), Pajama Game (Chichester/West End) and Guys and Dolls (National Theatre).
BAFTA and Olivier award-winner Simon Russell Beale makes his Hampstead debut. His recent theatre credits include King Lear (National Theatre), Privates on Parade (West End) and the forthcoming Temple (Donmar).
Running time2 hours and 40 minutes including an interval.
Performance datesfrom 28 October for 12 weeks only
Venue InformationTheatre Royal HaymarketHaymarket, London, SW1Y 4HT
Group PricingSpecial pricing for groups of 10 or moreCheck our group prices and save!
Special OfferMr Foote's Other Leg Ticket Offer Details
Band A seats reduced from £62.50 down to 39.50, Band B seats reduced from £52.50 down to £29.50, Band C seats reduced from £42.50 down to £19.50. Book by 9th January. Subject to availability.
Reviews / Features
Review: Mr Foote's Other Leg
The Hampstead Theatre production of Ian Kelly's play Mr Foote's Other Leg, about one of the 18th century's larger than life theatrical figures, gets a West End transfer and neatly ends up in the actual venue — the Theatre Royal Haymarket — where Foote and his band of actors once plied their trade.
12 Nov, 2015 | By Tony Peters
Mr. Foote's Other Leg Secures West End Transfer
The West End transfer of Mr Foote’s Other Leg comes direct from its sold out run at the Hampstead Theatre and what better venue could there be for this wonderful play about one of 18th century theatreland’s most vibrant characters than his own theatre – the Theatre Royal Haymarket!
15 Oct, 2015 | By Victoria Ellison