Rain Man Casting

May 25 2018 | By More

Casting Announced for Rain Man Tour

Matthew Horne – Gavin from Gavin & Stacey – and Downton Abbey’s Ed Speleers are to play brothers Raymond and Charlie Babbit in the tour of Rain Man coming to the King’s in October.

Dan Gordon’s adaptation of the 1988 Oscar winning movie will be opening in Windsor in August before going on an 11 date tour round the UK. Edinburgh’s King’s Theatre will be its only Scottish date.

Matthew Horne and Ed Speleers.

Gordon’s adaptation was first staged in 2008 and toured to the King’s in 2009 when Neil Morrissey and Oliver Chris played the two brothers.

The adaptation follows Barry Morrow’s plot for the movie closely. Narcissistic salesman Charlie Babbitt, the Tom Cruise role being taken by Ed Speleers in what will be his stage debut, discovers that he is not to inherit his father’s $12million fortune – it is to go to a brother he didn’t even know existed.

That’s Raymond, an autistic savant with a genius for numbers – the role for which Dustin Hoffman won his Oscar and the one which Matthew Horne is taking on this time around.

Charlie captures Raymond from the institution where he has spent most of his life and takes him on a trip across America, hoping to use him as bargaining chip to get his half of the fortune. However, Charlie soon discovers that Raymond is worth more than he could have ever imagined…

The new tour is Bill Kenwright’s inaugural Classic Screen to Stage Theatre Company production and will be directed by by Jonathan O’Boyle. It will be designed by Morgan Large with lighting by Jack Weir and sound by Dan Samson.


Rain Man
King’s Theatre, 2 Leven Street EH3 9LQ.
Monday 1 – Saturday 6 October 2018.
Times: Evenings: 7.30pm; Weds, Sat matinees: 2.30pm.
Tickets and details: www.capitaltheatres.com.

Tour website: Rain Man Microsite

Rain Man on tour:
21 Aug – 1 Sep Windsor
Theatre Royal
01753 853 888 Book online
3 – 8 Sep Milton Keynes
Milton Keynes Theatre
0844 871 7652 Book online
10 – 15 Sep Cardiff
New Theatre
02920 878889 Book online
18 – 22 Sep Eastbourne
Devonshire Park
01323 412 000 Book online
24 – 29 Sep Southend
Palace Theatre
01702 351135 Book online
1 – 6 Oct Edinburgh
Kings Theatre
0131 529 6000 Book online
15 – 20 Oct Brighton
Theatre Royal
0844 871 7650 Book online
22 – 27 Oct Guildford
Yvonne Arnaud
01483 44 00 00 Book online
29 Oct – 3 Nov Leeds
Grand Theatre
0844 848 2700 Book online
5 – 10 Nov Richmond
Richmond Theatre
0844 871 7651 Book online
12 – 17 Nov Derby
Derby Theatre
01332 59 3939 Book online


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