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Hand to God

Closed April 30, 2016

"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

Why See Hand to God?

THIS TONY NOMINEE comes to london!

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.

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Previews from: 5 February 2016

Opening night: 20 February 2016


Suitable for mature audiences only, due to strong language and mature themes.

Run time

One hour and 55 minutes, including one interval

And before you stop reading

Imagery used is from the Broadway production of this show

Cast and Creative


Harry Melling as Jason/Tyrone
Janie Dee
Neil Pearson
Jemima Rooper
Kevin Mains


Written by Robert Askins
Directed By Moritz von Stuelpnagel


2016 Olivier Nominee

Best New Comedy

What we thought

Rude crude FUNNY

Broadway's latest offering to satiate the appetite of Book of Mormon and Avenue Q fans

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!

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Wendy Fynn

Wendy Fynn

What you thought

1 reviews, average rating: (3.5 Stars)

3.5 star rating

Anonymous: “Rude but well-oiled production”

I knew Hand to God had arrived fresh from Broadway so was excited to see... more

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