MATTHEW BRODERICK

in


THE STARRY MESSENGER

by Kenneth Lonergan

 

directed by Sam Yates

Wyndham’s Theatre

16 May 2020 – 10 August 2020

Hollywood star and multiple Tony Award-winning Broadway legend Matthew Broderick – renowned for roles including Ferris Bueller in the iconic movie and Leo Bloom in The Producers – is to make his West End debut in in The Starry Messenger by Kenneth Lonergan, the Academy Award-winning writer of Manchester-By-The-Sea.

 

The production, directed by Sam Yates (Glengarry Glen Ross), also stars Elizabeth McGovern, known to millions for her portrayal of Lady Cora in the multi award-winning drama series Downton AbbeyThe Starry Messenger will begin performances at the Wyndham’s Theatre on Thursday 16 May (Press Night: Wednesday 29 May at 7:00pm) and play a strictly limited 13-week season.

 

In the vastness of the universe are we all just lonely souls under the same night sky?

 

Mark Williams is lost. An astronomer at New York City’s Planetarium, he feels a closer connection to the infinite, starry sky than to his job or even to his wife, Anne. Mark doesn’t believe in fate or divine intervention, but the universe has other ideas.

 

After a chance meeting with Angela, a young single mother, the stars appear to have aligned. But when a catastrophic event rips through their lives, Mark is forced to re-evaluate his life, his faith and his place in the universe itself.

 

This bittersweet, comic drama is an unblinking exploration of love, hope and understanding our place in the universe, by one of the most celebrated writers working today.

 

Further casting to be announced.

 

The Starry Messenger Written by Kenneth Lonergan is produced by Simon Friend, Act Productions, Gavin Kalin and Howard Panter, directed by Sam Yates with Set & Costume Design by Chiara Stephenson and sound and music by Alex Baranowski.

THE STARRY MESSENGER

Written by Kenneth Lonergan

Directed by Sam Yates

Set & Costume Design by Chiara Stephenson

Sound and Music by Alex Baranowski

TICKETS

Box Office: 0844 482 5151

Group booking line: 0844 482 5100

Access booking line: 0344 482 5137

Group rates & concessions apply

Ticket prices start from £12.50

BOOKING ONLINE

www.starrymessengerplay.com

 

SEASON DATES

Thursday 16 May – Saturday 10 August 2019

PRESS NIGHT

Wednesday 29 May at 7:00pm

PERFORMANCE TIMES

Mondays - Saturdays: 7:30pm 

Wednesday & Saturday matinees: 2:30pm

 

N.B. First Saturday matinee – Saturday 18th May 2.30pm;

First Midweek matinee – Wednesday 22nd May;

No Matinee Wednesday 29 May, Thursday 30 May instead

Wyndham’s Theatre,
Charing Cross Rd,
London
WC2H 0DA
0844 482 5151
www.delfontmackintosh.co.uk
www.starrymessengerplay.com