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Classic film brought to the stage starring Neil Morrissey     

Classic film brought to the stage starring Neil Morrissey Neil Morrissey (Men Behaving Badly, Waterloo Road) makes his touring debut in the stage adaptation of the Oscar-winning film Rain Man at the New Theatre, Cardiff from Tuesday 29 September – Saturday 3 October.

Morrissey plays the role of Raymond Babbitt, an autistic savant who has been institutionalised for most of his life, the part for which Dustin Hoffman received the Oscar for Best Actor in the 1988 film. Oliver Chris (The Office, Green Wing) plays Raymond’s younger brother Charlie, played by Tom Cruise in the film, and Charles Lawson (Coronation Street, The Firm) will play Dr Breuner.

Rain Man tells the story of Charlie Babbitt, a self-centred Los Angeles-based car dealer and hustler who learns that his missing inheritance has been bequeathed to an autistic older brother in Ohio that he never knew he had. Discovering that his brother, Raymond, has an extraordinary talent for numbers, he takes him on a roller-coaster journey across America from the Mid-West to the casinos of Las Vegas. Charlie’s single-minded quest for cash evolves into a life-changing experience where he finally learns the meaning of unconditional love.

Neil Morrissey is one of the country’s most popular television actors, with credits ranging from Men Behaving Badly to Boon and Paradise Heights to Carrie and Barry. He can currently be seen in the BBC’s Waterloo Road. His West End stage credits include Acorn Antiques and Guys and Dolls.

Dan Gordon’s stage adaptation of Rain Man received its UK premiere in the West End in 2008 starring Josh Hartnett and Adam Godley. Gordon’s own screenwriting credits include The Hurricane, Wyatt Earp and Murder in the First. The 1988 film won four Oscars including Best Picture and Best Actor.

Rain Man is at the New Theatre, Cardiff from Tuesday 29 September – Saturday 3 October. Contains strong language. Tickets range from £8 - £28 and can booked via the Box Office on 029 2087 8889 or online* at www.newtheatrecardiff.co.uk.

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