I have a Wyeast 1056 and Nottingham on hand. I think I've read 1056 is a good yeast for this beer as its pretty similar to Notty, right?
I bought the Wyeast for a beer that never came together and it needs to be used, getting close to 6 months in the fridge.
EDIT: MrMalty says I'm at 10% viability and that I need 10 packs of yeast for a 1.5L starter.
How about 1 pack on the stir plate for about 16-18 hours?