Matt Lucas pulled out of his role from Prick Up Your Ears after hearing of the suicide of his former civil partner Kevin McGee.
Matt Lucas is to play Kenneth Halliwell alongside Chris New as playwright Joe Orton in Daniel Kramer’s production of Prick Up Your Ears, a new play by Simon Bent. Inspired exclusively by the John Lahr biography and the diaries of Joe Orton, Prick Up Your Ears.
“Our thoughts are with Matt whom we are in constant touch with. UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE his role of Kenneth Halliwell in the West End production of Prick Up Your Ears will be played by his understudy Michael Chadwick” The Producers
Currenty Prick Up Your Ears is playing at Comedy Theatre London until 06-Dec-2009.