Rowan Atkinson to return to West End theatre

Released on: January 28, 2013, 10:24 am
Industry: Travel

The star, last seen as Fagin in Oliver! in 2009, is back at the Wyndham's Theatre in Quartermaine's Terms

-- /EPR NETWORK/ -- Mr Bean and Jonny English star Rowan Atkinson is to return to the London stage with a role in Quartermaine's Terms, a tragicomic play written by Simon Gray.

Set in a 1960s English language school, it tells a moving account of several years in the lives of a seven teachers, with the main focus on St John Quartermaine, an agreeable but hopeless teacher played by Atkinson, whose rubbery features and physical comedy have oft made him a favourite pathetic comic hero.

According to, the quintessentially British drama takes a comical yet serious view at the teachers' stories and their tendency to treat Quartermaine as an agony uncle. However, despite being part of the furniture, his job is put under threat after the arrival of a new school Principal.

Wyndhams Theatre, Soho, is one of the West End's best-loved theatre spaces. Located on Charing Cross Road, it was opened on 16 th November 1899. More recently it was home to the hugely acclaimed West End run of Alan Bennet's The History Boys.

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