He’s still largely known across the U.K. as the sarcastic one from Friends, but Matthew Perry will next year be bringing a whole new set of skills to Britain’s shores.
Announced Thursday, the actor’s first stage play The End of Longing will be debuting at London’s West End, running at the Playhouse Theater from Feb. 2 to May 14. The story, set in Los Angeles, is about “four broken people looking for love,” and features a “drunk, a prostitute, a woman who’s extremely neurotic and addicted to anti-depressants and a simpleton,” according to Perry, speaking to The Daily Mail.
Perry will star in the show, marking his first West End appearance since his 2003 debut alongside Minnie Driver in David Mamet’s Sexual Perversity in Chicago. Lindsay Posner, who directed Perry then, will helm The End of Longing as well.
Rehearsals will start in London in January, with casting for the play’s other three roles to be announced.