Right Size Tours NY-Bound Olivier WinnerDate: 25 May 1999
The right size, theatre's most famous modern double act, has this week launched a regional summer tour of their Olivier award-winning comedy Do You Come Here Often? prior to making their off-Broadway tour in September at New York's P S 122.
Do You Come Here Often? revolves around two men stuck in a bathroom for 25 years. To make matters worse, they can't stand each other. Just as they are resigning themselves to ending their days in a pastel shaded prison, it occurs to them that there just might be a way out.
The comedy as the hit of the 1997 Edinburgh Fringe Festival and subsequently transferred to the Vaudeville Theatre in the West End for a seven-week season. It won this year's Laurence Olivier Award for Best Entertainment.
The right size, actors Sean Foley and Hamish McColl, have been making comic theatre shows together for the past nine years. Last year, they took the title roles in the Almeida Theatre co-production of Lee Hall's new version of Bertolt Brecht's Mr Puntila and His Man Matti. The production, directed by Kathryn Hunter, opened to great acclaim at the Traverse Theatre as part of the 1998 Edinburgh Fringe and then toured nationally before transferring to first the Almeida in Islington and then to the Albery Theatre in the West End.
Do You Come Here Often? tours to the Arts Theatre, Cambridge, Oxford Playhouse (15-19 June), Richmond Theatre (26-28 July) and Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh Festival Fringe (15-30 August) before opening in New York.