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Jeeves & Wooster in Perfect Nonsense

David and Robert Goodale

21 - 28 March 2020

Rebecca Warnett

"There are moments, Jeeves, when one asks one's self, 'Do trousers matter?'"

Director's Notes

A delightfully bonkers play written by David and Robert Goodale, based on the on P.G. Wodehouse’s 1938 novel The Code of the Woosters, which premiered in 2013, and I am bringing it to the Lewes stage. Written for a cast of three, who play multiple roles, this adaptation is an inventive, fast-paced comedy featuring P.G. Wodehouse’s iconic double act which will keep you laughing and breathless. As a country house weekend takes a turn for the worse, Bertie Wooster is unwittingly called on to play matchmaker – reconciling the affections of his host’s drippy daughter Madeline Bassett with his newt-fancying acquaintance Gussie Fink-Nottle. If Bertie, ably assisted by the ever-dependable Jeeves, can’t pull off the wedding of the season he’ll be forced to abandon his cherished bachelor status and marry the ghastly girl himself! Will Bertie get caught with the policeman’s helmet again? Will Aunt Dahlia get her way and lead Bertie into trouble? How often will Jeeves save the day? And who is Seppings?