Clifton Terrace, London N4 3JP

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Until March 16, 2024

Perhaps no play this year inspired a greater sense of awe than Taylor Mac's audacious dive into the dysfunctional-family playpen of American theater.

The New York Times, 2015

Why See Hir?


felicity huffman's west end debut

First premiering at New York's Playwright Horizons in 2015, this comedy-drama will leave your jaw hanging in disbelief, and your ribs aching from guilty laughter, as Taylor Mac's outrageous and uproarious black comedy takes on the dysfunctional family theme. Starring Felicity Huffman (Desperate Housewives) making her UK stage debut, this new revival is directed by Steven Kunis and includes Steffan Cennydd, Thalia Dudek, and Simon Startin among the cast.

What is the story?

The story follows Issac, recently discharged from the US Marines, who finds out that a new war has broken out - under his own roof. His mother Paige has decided not to care for his father anymore, and has turned their decades-old routine completely on its head. His sister Maxine, has transitioned into a man called Max, and his father has tumbled from the glory of being main breadwinner into a pitiful, clown-faced invalid. It's family dysfunction at it's most raw, shocking - and funny as hell.

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Opening night: 15 February 2024


Suitable for ages 14+

Run time

Two hours 20 minutes including interval


You may be required to wear a mask during this performance. Please contact the venue directly for more information.

Cast and Creative


Felicity Huffman as Paige
Steffan Cennydd as Isaac
Thalia Dudek as Max
Simon Startin as Arnold


Written by Taylor Mac
Directed by Steven Kunis
Set and costume design by Ceci Calf
Lighting design by Ryan Joseph Stafford
Fight and intimacy direction by Claire Llewellyn
Casting by Becky Parris

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