Les Dennis to play Bill Bryson in major UK tour of ‘NOTES FROM A SMALL ISLAND’

Simon Friend Entertainment has announced that Les Dennis will play much-loved writer Bill Bryson in a UK tour of Bryson’s smash-hit memoir, NOTES FROM A SMALL ISLAND, first staged at the Watermill Theatre in 2023, which will open at the Richmond Theatre on Tuesday 14 January 2025.

This stage adaptation celebrates one of the nation’s most beloved books by one of the country’s most treasured authors.

After it’s Richmond engagement, the national tour will visit: Nottingham, Theatre Royal; Glasgow, Theatre Royal, Norwich, Theatre Royal, Salford; The Lowry; Cardiff, New Theatre; Sheffield, Lyceum Theatre; Shrewsbury, Severn Theatre; Bromley, Churchill Theatre; Malvern, Festival Theatre; Woking, New Victoria Theatre; Birmingham, Alexandra Theatre; Southend, Palace Theatre; Leicester, Curve Theatre; Brighton, Theatre Royal; Milton Keynes,Milton Keynes Theatre; Aberdeen, His Majesty’s Theatre and Leeds, Grand Theatre.

From Calais to the Highlands, Bill travels the length and breadth of Britain, but how can the nation that produced Marmite and Gardeners’ Question Time hold such a special place in this American’s heart?

NOTES FROM A SMALL ISLAND reunites The Watermill Theatre’s original creative team and is Adapted by Tim Whitnall, Directed by Paul Hart, Designed by Katie Lias with Lighting Design by Ali Hunter, Sound Design by Ed Lewis and Projection Design by George Reeve.

NOTES FROM A SMALL ISLAND is produced by Simon Friend Entertainment.

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