Bringing together factory management and trade unions in the 1950s was no mean feat! But, it becomes easy when they bond over a common enemy – the end of their livelihood. The Man in the White Suit is a play adapted to the stage by Sean Foley and is based on a 1951 film of the same name by Ealing Studios. The play follows the journey of Sidney Stratton and his invention of a white fabric that never wears. The subject of the play finds relevance even today as corporate greed is under the scanner for not taking decisions for the common good. Sean is known for his comedic treatment with a mix of slapstick and great dialogue. Don’t miss ‘The Man in the White Suit’ coming to Wyndham's Theatre this September!
About the Show
The Man in the White Suit is adapted and directed for the stage by Olivier award-winning Sean Foley who is known for his comedic stage productions. His previous stage outings include Jeeves and Wooster, The Play What I wrote, The Ladykillers, and The Miser. The play stars Stephen Mangan and Kaira Tointon in the lead roles; Stephen is famous for his stage appearances in Jeeves and Wooster, and The Norman Conquest. Michael Taylor is the designer, while the screenplay is written by Roger MacDougall, John Dighton, and Alexander Mackendrick.
The play ‘The Man in the White Suit’ is set in 1950s North England and is based on the life of a chemist ‘Sidney Stratton.’ He is young and eager to develop a revolutionary fabric that lasts forever. His quest for the material has led to his dismissal from multiple textile factories as he demands expensive facilities and a crazy idea to pursue a unicorn! Eventually, while working in the Bimley Mill, he accidentally invents a fabric that repels dirt and never wears out.
Sidney is heralded as a genius until the factory management and employee unions both realize that customers will buy the fabric and once their demand is met, they will stop buying anymore! The management then tries to buy the rights to his invention, but he doesn’t budge. Leaving them no other option, the management and unions both run after Sidney, who is wearing the bright white suit that repels dust and glows with radioactive elements. Watch the play to find out if Sidney escapes the mob and if his invention sees the light of the day.
Know Before You Go
The show runs from 25 September 2019 to 11 January 2020. Stephen Mangan will not be performing in any of the performances from December 23rd.
The Wyndham's Theatre has a seating capacity of 759.
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The Man In The White Suit London Tickets
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The Man in the White Suit - Wyndham's Theatre Ticket Prices
Stalls: £84 - £117
Royal Circle: £84 - £117
Grand Circle: £30 - £57
Balcony: £18 - £30
The Man in the White Suit will premiere at the Theatre Royal Bath for three weeks before it heads to the West End at Wyndham’s Theatre from 26th September 2019 to 11th January 2020.
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TKTS: The TKTS booth obtains its inventory directly from the theatre based on availability, and sells them for cheap. Refer to our detailed guide.
The Man in the White Suit London TKTS
TKTS booths offer discounted tickets for certain shows, and can only be collected in person. Unlike New York, there is only one TKTS booth in all of London. You can check the availability of tickets for the show of your choice at the official TKTS website.
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The Man in the White Suit London Lottery
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The Man in the White Suit London Day Tickets
Day Seats are discounted tickets that are available for purchase, and are to be used, on the same day at the theatre. Please note that the availability of tickets is based on the discretion of the Wyndham's Theatre Box Office, and may not be available for all shows.
Day Seats at Wyndham's Theatre are currently unavailable for purchase.
Q: Is there a way to purchase The Man in the White London TKTS tickets online, instead of waiting in line at the TKTS booths?
A: Unfortunately, no. The only way to purchase tickets is in person at the TKTS booth in Leicester Square.
Q: What time should I arrive at Wyndham's Theatre?
A: Doors open 45 minutes before show time. We recommend arriving at least 30 minutes before curtain.
Q: Can I take photographs or videos of the show?
A: The use of cameras (still and video) and sound recorders is not allowed inside the theatre.
Q: What do I wear to the show?
A: There is no specific dress code. Formal attire is not required; semi formal or smart casual is recommended.
Q: Is there a possibility that I will get partial view seating if I purchase discounted The Man in the White Suit London tickets?
A: When booking with Headout, you will get to select your specific seats, thus, ensuring you do not get stuck with partial view. However, if you opt to try and win lottery tickets, or purchase day seats, your seats will be allocated at the discretion of the Box Office, which can potentially mean partial view seating or split seats.