The New Group’s production of Sam Shepard’s Pulitzer & Obie prize-winning play, Buried Child, directed by Scott Elliott, and starring the multi-award-winning, international star Ed Harris (whose credits include the first hit series of Westworld as the mysterious Man in Black, Pollock, The Hours and The Truman Show), is now extending its critically acclaimed West End run at Trafalgar Studios until Saturday 4 March 2017.
Other cast members for the hit production, Buried Child, include Golden Globe winner Amy Madigan (Twice in a Lifetime, Roe vs. Wade), Jeremy Irvine (War Horse, The Railway Man, Now is Good), Charlotte Hope (Game of Thrones, Allied, A United Kingdom), Jack Fortune (King Lear, Route Irish, Sparkling Cyanide), Barnaby Kay (A Streetcar Named Desire, The Real Thing, Wuthering Heights) and Gary Shelford (Twelfth Night, Angry Young Man).
Buried Child is the latest unmissable New Group production, presented by Lisa Matlin, and Adam Speers for Ambassador Theatre Group, to transfer to London following the huge success of Jesse Eisenberg’s play The Spoils in the West End, starring Jesse Eisenberg, Kunal Nayyar and Alfie Allen.
Adam Speers, Executive Producer, ATG, said “Both my co-producer Lisa Matlin, and I, feel privileged to have brought this production of Buried Child to the West End from New York, and are delighted that its now extending its run until early March. Sam Shepard’s Pulitzer prize-winning play is a masterpiece, and this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to see one of the finest actors of his generation, Ed Harris, on stage in London.”
“All the creatives involved with Buried Child have performed an amazing feat and offered us a precious gift. This is not a revival of a play written in 1978, and first performed on Broadway in 1996. This is the introduction of a seminal work to be revisited and reseeded for generations of actors and theatre-goers to come.”
Review of Buried Child by Loretta Monaco LondonTheatre1
Dodge (Harris) and Halie (Madigan) are barely hanging on to their farmland and their sanity while looking after their two wayward grown sons. When their grandson Vince arrives with his girlfriend, no one seems to recognize him, and confusion abounds. As Vince tries to make sense of the chaos, the rest of the family dances around a deep, dark secret. This wildly poetic and cuttingly funny take on the American family drama gleefully pulls apart the threadbare deluded visions of our families and our homes.
Cast: Charlotte Hope (Shelly), Jack Fortune (Father Dewis), Barnaby Kay (Tilden), Gary Shelford (Bradley), Ed Harris (Dodge), Amy Madigan (Halie), Jeremy Irvine (Vince).
Writer: Sam Shepard
Director: Scott Elliott
Trafalgar Studio One
14 Whitehall, London, SW1A 2DY
Running from 14th November 2016 – 18th February 2017