A stage adaptation of a Hollywood smash is set to come to the north-east for its first performance
Rain Man, based on the script of the film released in 1989, runs at His Majesty’s Theatre from April 1 to April 6 next year.
The production will be produced by Bill Kenwright’s Classic Screen to Stage Theatre Company, which has recreated the classics A Few Good Men and The Shawshank Redemption.
Former Eastenders actor Paul Nicholls, above, plays Raymond Babbit, an autistic man with a gift for maths and ex-Hollyoaks star Chris Fountain, below, takes the role of Charlie Babbit, Raymond’s self-centred brother.
The film, which won the Oscar for Best Picture, starred Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman, who also picked up the gong for Best Actor.
Aberdeen Performing Arts director of programming and creative projects, Ben Torrie, said: “I’m thrilled that Paul and Chris will be leading this acclaimed production – we can’t wait to welcome them to HMT next year.”