Rain Man

by Dan Gordon
Drama , Entertainment
Monday 12 November 2018 - Saturday 17 November 2018

Two Brothers. One Destiny.

Starring Mathew Horne (Gavin and Stacey, The Catherine Tate Show, Bad Education) as Raymond and
Ed Speleers (Downton Abbey, Eragon, Outlander) as Charlie.

Based on the Oscar-winning film which famously starred Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman, Bill Kenwright presents the inaugural Classic Screen to Stage Theatre Company with a production of Rain Man, which won Oscar’s for Best Picture, Best Screenplay, Best Director and Best Actor for Hoffman.

When self-centred salesman Charlie Babbitt discovers that his long-lost brother Raymond, an autistic savant with a genius for numbers, has inherited the family fortune, he sets out to get ‘his half’.

Determined to get his hands on the money, Charlie ‘borrows’ Raymond from the institution where he has spent most of his life. As the two brothers embark on a trip across America, Charlie soon discovers that Raymond is worth more than he could have ever imagined.

Following previously acclaimed adaptations of films for the stage such as The Exorcist, A Few Good Men, The Shawshank Redemption and Twelve Angry Men this will be the premiere production in a brand new series under the Classic Screen to Stage Company banner.

Mathew Horne (Raymond Babbit) is best known for playing Gavin in the much-loved, double BAFTA winning comedy series Gavin and Stacey, as well as the BBC series The Catherine Tate Show, and Jack Whitehall’s Bad Education. His most recent West End stage credit was The Miser opposite Griff Rhys Jones and Lee Mack.

Ed Speleers  (Charlie Babbit) starred as Jimmy Kent in the Golden Globe award winning series Downton Abbey, his breakthrough came after landing the lead role in the fantasy Blockbuster Eragon, since then he has starred in many films and TV series and has just been announced as joining the cast of Outlander. 

Based on the MGM Motion Picture · Story by Barry Morrow · Screenplay by Ronald Bass and Barry Morrow · Produced by Special Arrangement with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.

 

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