Perfect Nonsense

Perfect Nonsense: Meet the new Jeeves and Wooster (BBC Video)

Stephen Mangan and Matthew Macfadyen talk about their roles as Wooster and Jeeves in the West End play, Perfect Nonsense.

You can watch the video on the BBC website.

Matthew Macfadyen: Mac The Knife

Matthew Macfadyen spoke with the Express, talking about the gore in Ripper Street (appropriate for the era and location) and that his children are more interested in Despicable Me 2 than in his stuff.

About being recognised on the street -

“I don’t get stopped in the street very often but it does happen a little more now,” he says. “Since this show started, people stop me and say they love it and I’m so glad they do. It’s a lovely feeling to get good feedback.”

Read the full interview HERE.

Perfect Nonsense: Goodale On Creating The Perfect Jeeves & Wooster Play

Writer Robert Goodale spoke to Official London Theatre, explaining the evolution of how he came to bring Jeeves and Wooster to the stage.  About the casting, he goes on to say

Although I had absolutely nothing to do with Stephen Mangan’s or Matthew Macfadyen’s involvement, I did suggest the two of them during the casting process. Having worked with them both at the Royal Shakespeare Company, witnessed their extraordinary comic abilities and observed how well they got on together, there was no question in my mind as to how perfect a pairing they could be. So I was thrilled when they were approached and their performances have reached a height that no one could have predicted. 

Stephen is playing Bertie to perfection as an utterly charming simpleton with a touch of the vaudevillian front man that PGW had intended. Matthew is completely inscrutable as Jeeves and hilarious and extraordinary as all the other characters that he in turn has to play. It’s fascinating watching an actor allow his characters to evolve through raw instinct rather than just pulling their stock-in-trade out of the bag.

Read the full article HERE.

Perfect Nonsense: Front Row

You can listen to Matthew Macfadyen and Stephen Mangan talking about Perfect Nonsense on Front Row.  It's now live using this link.  Matthew and Stephen appear within the first few minutes of the show.



Perfect Nonsense: Steve Wright in the Afternoon

You can listen anywhere in the world for the next 7 days.  Listen to Matthew Macfadyen and Stephen Mangan on Steve Wright.

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