Sheridan’s all time classic The School for Scandal comes to York Theatre Royal next month.

Joseph Marcell, best remembered as Geoffrey the butler in six seasons of US TV comedy series The Fresh

Prince of Bel Air, returns to York Theatre Royal  to lead the cast of a new production of Richard B Sheridan’s classic comedy The School for Scandal from April 23-27.

He was last seen at the theatre in Alone in Berlin in 2020.  In this fresh take on Sheridan’s The School for Scandal he plays Sir Peter Teazle who believes his young wife is sleeping with someone else. She isn’t but is starting to think that if her husband believes it, she may as well give it a go. After all, if you’re going to cause a scandal, you might as well enjoy it.

Joseph Marcell was most recently seen in Chiwetel Ejiofor’s debut feature film, The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind. TV credits include Mammoth and I Hate You, both for the BBC and he will soon be seen in Candice Carty-William’s Queenie on Channel 4. His prolific stage credits include Hamlet at the Young Vic with Cush Jumbo, Kathy Burke’s Lady Windermere’s Fan, extensive work with Shakespeare’s Globe including the titular role in Bill Buckhurst’s King Lear and Derek Walcott’s Omeros, as well as seasons at the Royal Shakespeare Company.

The School For Scandal is directed by Seán Aydon who recently adapted and directed the national tours of The Picture of Dorian Gray and Frankenstein.

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