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'Umbrella Academy' actor Robert Sheehan to star in 'Withnail and I' stage play

Robert Sheehan is set to star in a stage adaptation of the 1987 film "With nail & I." File Photo by Chris Chew/UPI
Robert Sheehan is set to star in a stage adaptation of the 1987 film "With nail & I." File Photo by Chris Chew/UPI

March 18 (UPI) -- Umbrella Academy actor Robert Sheehan is set to star in Bruce Robinson's stage play, Withnail and I, at The Rep theater in Birmingham, England.

"We are excited to announce the talented cast for the much-anticipated stage adaptation of the iconic comedy Withnail and I! Hilarious, tragic, and wild, Withnail and I premieres here at The Rep on Fri 3 - Sat 25 May 2024," the venue announced Monday.

Richard Griffiths, Tony winner for Best Actor in a Play for "The History Boys," poses for the media after the 2006 Tony Award ceremonies held at Radio City Music Hall in New York. File Photo by Ezio Petersen/UPI
Richard Griffiths, Tony winner for Best Actor in a Play for "The History Boys," poses for the media after the 2006 Tony Award ceremonies held at Radio City Music Hall in New York. File Photo by Ezio Petersen/UPI

Sheehan will play the title character, while Adonis Siddique will play Marwood and Malcolm Sinclair I'll play Uncle Monty.

Sean Foley, theater's artistic director, is helming the production, which is based on Robinson's 1987 film by the same name starring Richard E. Grant, Paul McGann and Richard Griffiths.