Following a sell-out season at the Hampstead Theatre, Richard Eyre’s production of Mr Foote’s Other Leg will transfer to the Theatre Royal Haymarket from 28th October 2015 for a strictly limited season. In Georgian London, no one is more famous than Samuel Foote. Satirist, impressionist and dangerous comedian, he has become a celebrity in a city, and at the moment in time, when the concept of selling personality was born. He even has the ear of the king. Adored by many, despised by some, Foote finds himself at the sharp end of attacks from the press…and a surgeon’s knife. And in an age obsessed with fame, his colleagues from the worlds of science and the stage – from Benjamin Franklin to David Garrick – begin to wonder: does fame make you mad? Mr Foote’s Other Leg stars Simon Russell Beale as Samuel Foote in Ian Kelly’s rollicking rumbustious comedy. The … Read more
The Hampstead season has all but sold out, if not actually sold out. Make every effort to grab a return. The production really ought to transfer to the West End and run and run, preferably at the Theatre Royal Haymarket. To see this rich plum pudding of a play in the theatre which is closest to the place where Foote worked his magic, and which bears the name of Foote’s own passion, would be really something.