Sonia Friedman Productions, Richard Willis, Tulchin Bartner Productions, Roger Berlind, Rupert Gavin in association with Olympus Theatricals and Scott & Brian Zeilinger present
by Neil Simon
Directed by Thea Sharrock
Design Hildegard Bechtler
Lighting Neil Austin
Music Adrian Johnston
Sound Ian Dickinson for Autograph
Starring Danny DeVito, Richard Griffiths, Rebecca Blackstone, Nicholas Blakeley, Peter Cadden, Johnnie Fiori, Adam Levy, William Maxwell, Clementine Marlowe-Hunt, Oliver Stoney
Savoy Theatre, London
First Preview - 27 April 2012
Thea Sharrock directs Danny DeVito and Richard Griffiths as the ageing vaudevillian team Willie Clark and Al Lewis in Neil Simon’s award-wining comedy, The Sunshine Boys. The Sunshine Boys is booking at the Savoy Theatre for a strictly limited run until 28 July 2012. The Sunshine Boys has designs by Hildegard Bechtler with lighting by Neil Austin and sound by Ian Dickinson for Autograph.
Kings of comedy, Willie Clark (Danny DeVito) and Al Lewis (Richard Griffiths) aka The Sunshine Boys haven’t spoken to each other in years. When CBS call for the vaudevillian greats to be re-united for a nostalgic History of Comedy, past grudges resurface as they take centre stage once more. Ageing ailments aside, can this legendary double-act overcome their differences for one last show? Old rivalry and vintage hilarity abound in Neil Simon’s classic comedy of showbiz and friendship.