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Full cast announced for The Starry Messenger

The Starry MessengerFull casting has been announced to join Hollywood star and multiple Tony Award-winning Broadway legend Matthew Broderick in The Starry Messenger by Kenneth Lonergan, the Academy Award-winning writer of Manchester-By-The-Sea. The 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.

Alongside Broderick – renowned for roles including Ferris Bueller in the iconic movie and Leo Bloom in The Producers – and the also previously-announced Elizabeth McGovern – known to millions for her portrayal of Lady Cora in the multi-award-winning drama series Downton Abbey – will be Tony and Olivier Award-winner Jim Norton (Father Ted), Olivier Award-winner Jenny Galloway and Rosalind Eleazar (Howard’s End).

Completing the cast will be Joplin Sibtain, Sinead Matthews and Sid Sagar, in a production to be directed by Sam Yates (Glengarry Glen Ross).

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.

The Starry Messenger cast

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.

The Starry Messenger is produced by Simon Friend Entertainment, Act Productions, Gavin Kalin, Howard Panter/Eilene Davidson and Rupert Gavin.

THE STARRY MESSENGER
Written by Kenneth Lonergan
Directed by Sam Yates
Set & Costume Design by Chiara Stephenson
Sound and Music by Alex Baranowski

CAST
Matthew Broderick Mark
Elizabeth McGovern Anne
Jim Norton Norman
Rosalind Eleazar Angela
Sinead Matthews Doris
Joplin Sibtain Arnold
Jenny Galloway Mrs Pysner
Sid Sagar Ian

Understudies:
Greg Baxter
Helen Barford
Kerry Bennett
Edward Wolstenholme

WYNDHAM’S THEATRE
Charing Cross Road
London, WC2H 0DA

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