Stephen Merchant has hailed the chance to do some "Proper Acting" as he embarks on his theatrical and West End debut. He'll perform opposite Steffan Rhodi in Richard Bean's two hander The Mentalists, beginning at Wyndham's Theatre in July. 

Merchant will play Ted, a fanatical man who tapes a utopian message to the world while holes up in a Finsbury Park hotel; Rhodri plays Morrie, an off duty hairdresser and wild fantasist who doubles as Ted's cameraman. Richard Bean wrote it in 2002, and has since gone on to huge success with One Man Two Guvnors, Great Britain and the musical version of Made In Dagenham. 

Booking from: 2015-07-03
Booking until: 2015-09-26