Thursday, October 29

Griff Rhys Jones to Play Fagin in Oliver!

Comedy appears to be a key factor when casting the role of Fagin in Oliver! at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane.  Rowan Atkinson was cast in the lead role when the show first opened earlier this year, followed by current Fagin - Iranian comedian Omid Djalili. The producers have announced that Griff Rhys Jones has now landed the part of Dickens’ greatest villain.

Griff has won Laurence Olivier best comedy awards for his performances in Charley’s Aunt and An Absolute Turkey and has enjoyed great success on stage and television.

He will be performing as Fagin from 14th December 2009 until June 2010.

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