Conti perfect for this romantic comedy

Leading star of stage and screen, Tom Conti, is back in Bernard Slade's Romantic Comedy, a delightful show about love, marriage and fate that is the perfect vehicle for his comedic talents.

Conti plays Jason Carmichael, a charming and witty Broadway playwright who has just met the love of his life '“ on the day of his wedding to someone else. Because he's a gentleman, he goes through with the marriage.

Because he's a neurotic comic genius he spends the next decade trying to decide who is the real love of his life. And because he is also a writer, he uses his dilemma as the inspiration for a series of hit Broadway comedies. While doing so, he manages to turn everyone else's lives upside down.

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Conti's distinguished career has spanned nearly 50 years with starring stage roles in Whose Life Is It Anyway, Jeffery Bernard Is Unwell, Jesus My Boy and Art. On screen he has been acclaimed for performances as the lusty restaurant owner in Shirley Valentine and the title role in Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence alongside David Bowie. He recently featured in Derailed, a thriller starring Jennifer Aniston and Clive Owen. This marked the second time that Conti had worked with Aniston, as he made a guest appearance in several episodes of Friends (playing the father of Ross's bride-to-be).

The author of Romantic Comedy also wrote Same Time Next Year, an immensely successful stage play which became one of the most frequently performed productions in the world. Slade also penned numerous episodes of popular TV comedies, including Bewitched and The Partridge Family.

See it at the Theatre Royal, Brighton, from Monday October 29 to Saturday No vember 3, evenings at 7.45pm, also 2.30pm Thursdays and Saturdays.

Tickets, 17-27, from the box office on 08700 606 650 (bkg fee) or Groups Hotline 08700 606 617.