Rowan Atkinson to return to the stage

Original story: BBC

Rowan Atkinson is returning to the stage after the success of his role as Fagin in the West End musical Oliver!

The Blackadder star told the BBC he would appear in a play in late 2012.

“I love theatre, I hadn’t done it for 20 years before I did Fagin and I was surprised how comfortable I felt on stage,” he said.

“I would like to do more and I think that’s the next thing I do.” He said he would appear in a “fairly straight, straightforward” stage play.