Rain Man UK Tour – Book Tickets!

Bill Kenwright presents the Rain Man UK Tour starring Paul Nicholls and Chris Fountain adapted by Dan Gordon.

Rain Man Uk TourBased 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 he has a long-lost older brother, Raymond, who has inherited the family multimillion dollar fortune, he sets out to get ‘his half’. Raymond is an autistic savant, has a remarkable memory and a genius for numbers.

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 a successful first year, Rain Man extends its run into 2019 with Paul Nicholls starring as Raymond Babbit opposite Chris Fountain as Charlie Babbit.

Paul Nicholls became a household name when he joined EastEnders as the troubled Joe Wicks in 1996 until 1997. He has also appeared in acclaimed dramas such as Channel 4’s hit drama Ackley Bridge, The C Word for the BBC and ITV’s Law and Order. His film work includes Bridget Jones: The Edge of ReasonIf Only and The Trench. Previous theatre work includes Long Day’s Journey Into Night with Jessica Lange (Lyric Theatre), Vincent in Brixton (National Theatre), Billy Liar (Bush Theatre) and The Shawshank Redemption (UK Tour).

Chris Fountain won Best Actor in the 2008 British Soap Awards for his portrayal of Justin Burton in Hollyoaks. He played Tommy Duckworth for 2 years in Coronation Street and has also starred in Dancing On Ice and most recently the ITV drama, Girlfriends. In 2016 he made his stage debut as Guy in the award-winning production of The Full Monty UK Tour.

Rain Man will be directed by Jonathn O’Boyle This House (UK Tour), Pippin (Hope Mill Theatre / Southwark Playhouse) and Hair (Hope Mill Theatre / The Vaults).

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.

Rain Man is adapted for the stage by Dan Gordon and presented by Bill Kenwright.

RAIN MAN UK TOUR

14 – 19 January 2019
Theatre Royal Bath
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21 – 26 January 2019
New Victoria Theatre Woking
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28 January – 2 February 2019
Queens Theatre, Barnstaple
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4 – 9 February 2019
Festival Theatre Malvern
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11 – 16 February 2019
Hawth Theatre Crawley
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18 – 23 February 2019
Hippodrome Darlington
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25 February – 2 March 2019
Theatr Clwyd Mold
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4 – 9 March 2019
Nuffield Theatre Southampton
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11 – 16 March 2019
Lowry Theatre, Manchester
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18 – 23 March 2019
Swan Theatre High Wycombe
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25 – 30 March 2019
Theatre Royal Glasgow
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1 – 6 April 2019
His Majesty’s Theatre Aberdeen
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8 – 13 April 2019
Northern Stage Theatre, Newcastle
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15 – 20 April 2019
Playhouse Theatre, Weston Super Mare
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RAIN MAN UK TOUR PAST DATES

21 August – 1 September 2018
Theatre Royal Windsor

3 – 8 September 2018
Milton Keynes Theatre

10 – 15 September 2018
New Theatre, Cardiff

18 – 22 September 2018
Eastbourne Devonshire Park

24 – 29 September 2018
Southend Palace Theatre

1 – 6 October 2018
Kings Theatre Edinburgh

15 – 20 October 2018
Theatre Royal Brighton

22 – 27 October 2018
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guidlford

29 October – 3 November 2018
Grand Theatre Leeds

5 – 10 November 2018
Richmond Theatre

12 – 17 November 2018
Derby Theatre

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