Jeeves and Wooster head to the West End

PG Wodehouse's iconic characters Jeeves and Wooster are being brought to the stage in London's West End.

Perfect Nonsense, which will open in October, will star Stephen Mangan as the dim aristocrat, with former Spooks actor Matthew Macfadyen starring as his loyal butler.

Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry appeared on television as Jeeves and Wooster Credit: Jim James/PA Archive

The characters appeared in dozens of stories and Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry brought the characters to life on ITV in the 1990s.

Widely regarded as one of the greatest comic authors of the 20th century, PG Wodehouse wrote numerous short stories and novels, creating iconic characters Jeeves and Wooster in the process.

The director of the play Sean Foley said he hoped to create a new generation of Wodehouse enthusiasts:

"We all aim to create a wonderful, funny evening in the theatre that will leave existing fans of Wodehouse, and a new generation of enthusiasts, positively gruntled."