Photos: Danny DeVito & Richard Griffiths rehearse Sunshine Boys
The comedy, which premiered on Broadway in 1972 and was adapted into a 1975 film starring George Burns and Walter Matthau, is directed by Thea Sharrock and is booking for a strictly limited run until 28 July 2012
The Sunshine Boys focuses on Al Lewis (Griffiths) and Willy Clark (DeVito), a vaudevillian team who grew to hate each other and never spoke to each other off-stage during the final months of their 40-year act.
The pair are reunited for a television special on the history of comedy, with much of show's humour derived from efforts to get the two cantankerous actors into the same room for rehearsals.
Richard Griffiths in rehearsal for The Sunshine Boys. Photo credit: Marc Brenner