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404 Strand, London, WC2R 0NH
Ended 30 Apr 2016 after 2 months
"Mr. Askins's black comedy about the divided human soul stands out as a misfit both merry and scary, and very welcome."
Charles Isherwood, The New York Times
Following a tremendously successful run on Broadway, this black comedy about a devilish puppet let loose on a Christian theatre group makes its West End debut in 2016. Hand to God is a by turns hilarious and disturbing piece which garnered glowing critical notices during its staging across the pond. Variety praised it as "screamingly funny" while The New York Times' Charles Isherwood called it a "terrific, scary-funny play".
Harry Melling (Harry Potter's Dudley Dursley) stars as Jason and Tyrone, alongside Janie Dee, Neil Pearson, Jemima Rooper and Kevin Mains.
In the small town of Cypress, Texas, Margery is cajoling her group of unwilling participants to rehearse for an upcoming Christian puppet show. Among the reluctant volunteers is her son Jason, a shy delicate creature who harbours a secret crush for another of the puppeteers, Jessica. The rehearsal is thrown into chaos when Jason's hand puppet Tyrone seemingly takes on a life of his own, becoming a foul-mouthed, and increasingly vicious alter ego whom Jason is unable to control.
Previews from: 5 February 2016
Opening night: 20 February 2016
Closing night: 30 April 2016
Suitable for mature audiences only, due to strong language and mature themes.
One hour and 55 minutes, including one interval
Imagery used is from the Broadway production of this show
Any play that moves from Off-Broadway to Broadway to the West End is bound to have some hype attached. Add to that a controversial subject matter and the inclusion of a demonic sock puppet, and you’ve got a real conversation starter! more »
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I knew Hand to God had arrived fresh from Broadway so was excited to see it... more
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