Stage, film and TV star Joseph Marcell will head the cast of Seán Aydon’s new production of Richard B. Sheridan’s comedy The School For Scandal coming to Darlington Hippodrome in May as part of a major UK tour.

Best known for his role as Geoffrey the Butler in the NBC sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Joseph Marcell will head the cast as Sir Peter Teazle’ in this fresh take on Richard B. Sheridan’s classic comedy of manners.

The Northern Echo: Joseph Marcell will head the cast of The School for Scandal heading to Darlington Hippodrome

Joseph Marcell has also recently featured in Chiwetel Ejiofor’s debut feature film, The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind. His prolific stage credits include Hamlet at the Young Vic with Cush Jumbo, Kathy Burke’s Lady Windermere's Fan, as well as extensive work with Shakespeare’s Globe the Royal Shakespeare Company.

The School for Scandal is a timeless comedy, and will featuring unforgettable cast members such as Garmon Rhys who starred in Out There (ITV), Gangs Of London (Hbo/Sky Atlantic) And Tina: The Musical (West End) who will play ‘Charles Surface’ and Ayesha Griffiths who is soon to be seen in Channel 4’s Queenie and Get Millie Black as ‘Maria’.

The story centres around Sir Peter Teazle who believes his young wife is sleeping with someone else. She isn’t, but as her husband believes its so - she begins to think she may as well give it a go.

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The School for Scandal is promising a lightning-paced evening of romance, revenge and rollicking fun that will leave you entertained, enamoured and even a little scandalised.

The show is directed by Seán Aydon who recently adapted and directed the national tours of The Picture of Dorian Gray and Frankenstein. He was also assistant director on the world premiere of Tom Fletcher’s The Christmasaurus at the Hammersmith Apollo.

The School for Scandal runs at Darlington Hippodrome from Tuesday, May 28 to Saturday, June 1. For more information or to book call the Box Office on 01325 405405 or visit