BAFTA award-winning writer, comedian and actor Stephen Merchant is set to make his West End debut in a new production of Richard Bean’s The Mentalists this summer

Stephen Merchant and Steffan Rhodri star in The Mentalists

Stephen Merchant and Steffan Rhodri star in The Mentalists

Steffan Rhodri will join Stephen in a return to the West End when the production – directed by Abbey Wright – runs for a limited season at London’s Wyndham’s Theatre from July 3 to September 26, 2015.

Holed up in a faceless Finsbury Park hotel room, Ted (Stephen Merchant) and Morrie (Steffan Rhodri) are forced to confront the darker side of their unique relationship.

Stephen is perhaps better known for his collaborations with Ricky Gervais including popular TV shows The Office, Extras, Life’s Too Short and An Idiot Abroad.

“I’m going to be in a West End play. A hilarious, darkly poignant Richard Bean play no less,” said Stephen.

“Come and see me and Steffan Rhodri doing proper acting.”

For group booking information visit www.thementaliststheplay.com or call 0844 482 5120.