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Hilarious comedy of mischief and manners starring The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Airs Joseph Marcell

Stage, film and TV star Joseph Marcell heads the cast of a new production of The School For Scandal. Coming to Northampton’s Royal & Derngate from Tuesday 21 to Saturday 25 May, as part of a major UK tour this spring, the play also features Northampton actress Emily-Jane McNeil in its cast.

Marcell, who is probably best-known for his role as Geoffrey the Butler in the six seasons of the NBC sitcom The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air, will play ‘Sir Peter Teazle’ in this fresh take on Richard B. Sheridan’s classic comedy of manners. 

The School For Scandal also features Garmon Rhys (Gangs Of London (HBO/Sky Atlantic)) as ‘Charles Surface’, Ayesha Griffiths (Channel 4’s Get Millie Black) as ‘Maria’, Emily-Jane McNeil (The Mousetrap and Brexshit, both West End) as ‘Lady Sneerwell’, Alex Phelps (As You Like It, Shakespeare’s Globe) as ‘Joseph Surface’, Lydea Perkins (Private Lives, The Mill At Sonning) as ‘Lady Teazle’, Tony Timberlake (Little Shop of Horrors Storyhouse Chester) as ‘Sir Oliver’, and Guy Dennys (Tilted Wig’s Around the World in 80 Days) as ‘Rowley’.

Sir Peter Teazle believes his young wife is sleeping with someone else. She isn’t. But she’s starting to think if her husband believes it, she may as well give it a go. After all, if you’re going to cause a scandal, you might as well enjoy it…

Deliciously naughty and outrageously silly, this timeless comedy is a masterclass in social satire and the art of gossip. The School For Scandal is one of the greatest comedies ever written, featuring an unforgettable cast of larger-than-life characters, each armed with a lacerating wit. This lightning-paced evening of romance, revenge and rollicking fun that promises to leave audiences entertained, enamoured – and perhaps even a little scandalised.

The School For Scandal:Tuesday 21 to Saturday 25 May

Venue: ROYAL & DERNGATE 19-21 Guildhall Rd, Northampton NN1 1DP

Tickets: The School For Scandal - Royal & Derngate