Rob Brydon is following the footsteps of fellow Gavin and Stacey star, James Corden and is heading to the West End for his debut in the famous theatre district.
He will be starring in A Chorus of Disapproval, at the Harold Pinter theatre later this year.
The play, written by Absent Friends writer Alan Ayckbourn will also star Olivier award-winner Nigel Harman, currently playing in Shrek The Musical, as well as Ashley Jensen, whose previous theatre roles include Attempts On Her Life and King Lear.
A Chorus Of Disapproval is set around the rehearsals for an amateur production of John Gay’s The Begger’s Opera, the plot of which is interwoven with and reflects the action of the play.
Although not Brydon’s stage debut, as he has previously played at the Belfast Lyric Theatre alongside Kenneth Branagh in The Painkiller. His turn in the West End could lead to a similar success of his former co-star James Corden, who is currently starring in the play, One Man, Two Guvnors on Broadway.
The play will also follow the £10 ticket price trend, set by Michael Grandage’s series of plays due to start in November. 100’s of tickets for each performance will be priced at £10 to entice a new audience to the theatre.
A Chorus Of Disapproval will be showing from 17 September 2012 to 5 January 2013 at the Harold Pinter Theatre.