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Rowan Atkinson

Rowan Sebastian Atkinson is an English actor, comedian, and screenwriter who is best known for his work on the sitcoms Mr. Bean and Blackadder. Atkinson first came to prominence in the sketch comedy show Not the Nine O'Clock News, and via his participation in The Secret Policeman's Balls from 1979. His other work includes the sitcom The Thin Blue Line.
He has been listed in The Observer as one of the 50 funniest actors in British comedy and amongst the top 50 comedians ever, in a 2005 poll of fellow comedians. He has also had cinematic success with his performances in the Mr. Bean movie adaptations Bean and Mr. Bean's Holiday and in Johnny English and its sequel Johnny English Reborn.


Rowan Atkinson is preparing for

  • The Crucible - Giles Corey

    17:00, Mon 24th August 2020 - Thu 27th August 2020 at Barbican Centre

    The Crucible is a 1953 play by the American playwright Arthur Miller. It was initially called "The Chronicles of Sarah Good". It is a dramatization of the Salem witch trials that took place in the Provi…

  • Shrek the Musical - Dragon

    20:00, Mon 18th January 2021 - Thu 21st January 2021 at Random Venue 76

    Shrek the Musical is a musical with music by Jeanine Tesori and book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire. It is based on the 2001 DreamWorks film Shrek and William Steig's 1990 book Shrek!. After a tryou…

  • Aida - Viola

    19:45, Sun 21st February 2021 at Royal Opera House, London
    19:30, Wed 24th February 2021 at Chichester Festival Theatre
    19:45, Sat 27th February 2021 at The Old Vic
    21:30, Mon 1st March 2021 at The Old Vic
    19:30, Tue 2nd March 2021 at Haymarket Theatre
    20:00, Wed 3rd March 2021 at Random Venue 96
    19:15, Thu 4th March 2021 at Random Venue 79
    19:30, Fri 5th March 2021 at The Old Vic

    Aida is a musical with music by Elton John, lyrics by Tim Rice, and book by Linda Woolverton, Robert Falls, and David Henry Hwang, and produced by Walt Disney Theatrical.
    Aida premiered on Broadway on…

  • Grease - Harspichord

    20:30, Tue 11th May 2021 - Fri 14th May 2021 at Savoy Theatre
    20:00, Tue 18th May 2021 - Fri 21st May 2021 at Savoy Theatre
    21:00, Tue 25th May 2021 - Fri 28th May 2021 at Savoy Theatre

    Grease is a 1971 musical by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey. The musical is named for the 1950s United States working-class youth subculture known as greasers. The musical, set in 1959 at fictional Rydell…

  • Beauty and the Beast - Clarinet

    13:45, Wed 12th May 2021 - Sun 16th May 2021 at Haymarket Theatre

    Beauty and the Beast is a musical with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice and a book by Linda Woolverton, based on the 1991 Disney film of the same name. Seven new songs were…

  • The Mousetrap - Christopher Wren

    20:15, Mon 7th June 2021 - Sun 13th June 2021 at Random Venue 99

    The Mousetrap is a murder mystery play by Agatha Christie. The Mousetrap opened in the West End of London in 1952, and has been running continuously since then. It has the longest initial run of any…

  • The Producers - Leo Bloom

    20:15, Wed 7th July 2021 - Sat 10th July 2021 at London Palladium

    The Producers is a musical adapted by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan from Brooks' 1968 film of the same name, with lyrics written by Brooks and music composed by Brooks and arranged by Glen Kelly and Doug…

  • Legally Blonde: The Musical - Elle Woods, Viola

    20:45, Wed 7th July 2021 - Sun 11th July 2021 at Royal Court Theatre
    21:00, Wed 14th July 2021 - Sun 18th July 2021 at Royal Court Theatre
    20:30, Wed 21st July 2021 - Sun 25th July 2021 at Royal Court Theatre

    Legally Blonde is a musical with music and lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe and Nell Benjamin and book by Heather Hach. The story is based on the novel Legally Blonde by Amanda Brown and the 2001 film of the…

  • A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum - Technical Director, Trumpet

    20:45, Mon 9th August 2021 - Thu 12th August 2021 at Almeida Theatre

    A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart.
    Inspired by the farces of the ancient Roman playwright…

  • The Comedy of Errors - Dromio of Syracuse

    21:00, Tue 24th August 2021 - Sat 28th August 2021 at Random Venue 65

    The Comedy of Errors is one of William Shakespeare's earliest plays. It is his shortest and one of his most farcical comedies, with a major part of the humour coming from slapstick and mistaken identity…

  • Assassins - The Balladeer

    19:45, Mon 20th December 2021 - Sat 25th December 2021 at The Old Vic

    Assassins is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by John Weidman, based on an idea by Charles Gilbert, Jr. It uses the premise of a murderous carnival game to produce a revue-st…

  • Oedipus the King - Director

    19:15, Mon 24th January 2022 - Sat 29th January 2022 at Crucible Theatre

    Oedipus the King, also known by the Latin title Oedipus Rex, is an Athenian tragedy by Sophocles that was first performed c. 429 BCE. It was the second of Sophocles's three Theban plays to be produced,…


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