John Gordon Sinclair and James Lance take over as Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense
The actors will take the show to the end of its West End run and on tour round the UK
John Gordon Sinclair and James Lance will play Jeeves and Wooster in the Olivier Award-winning Perfect Nonsense in the West End and on tour, replacing the current cast, Robert Webb and Mark Heap, from 30 June 2014.
Based on the classic series by PG Wodehouse, Perfect Nonsense opened at the Duke of York's Theatre in October last year, following a regional tour. It originally starred Stephen Mangan and Matthew Macfadyen as the bumbling Wooster and his unflappable valet.
Sinclair, who will play Jeeves, recently appeared in the West End in Graham Linehan's WhatsOnStage Award-winning comedy The Ladykillers. He is best known for playing Gregory in Bill Forsyth's iconic 1981 film Gregory's Girl.
Lance is known for roles in comedy series including Teachers, The Book Group, Smack the Pony and I'm Alan Partridge. His stage credits include Celebrity Autobiography (Leicester Square Theatre) and Ingredient X (Royal Court).
Perfect Nonsense is booking at the Duke of York's until 20 September. Its UK tour kicks off at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre in Guildford from 24 September to 4 October 2014, and also visits:
Cambridge Arts Theatre (7-11 October)
Theatre Royal, Newcastle (14-18 October)
The Hexagon, Reading (28 October-1 November)
The Lowry, Salford (3-8 November)
Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham (10-16 November)
The Mayflower Theatre, Southampton (18-22 November)
Theatre Royal, Glasgow (24-29 November)
Bath Theatre Royal (1-6 December)