Why See The Starry Messenger?
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Broadway's most radiant leading man will make his West End Debut in this brand new production of Kenneth Lonergan's cosmic play, The Starry Messenger. Starring opposite Downtown Abbey alum Elizabeth McGovern, Broderick takes on the role of an astronomy teacher on the verge of a mid-life crisis, reprising the part he played in the play's 2009 Off-Broadway premiere.
A two time Tony winner, Broderick has enjoyed an extensive career on stage and on screen, with his turn in Mel Brook's The Producers taking him and co-star Nathan Lane to Hollywood in the remake.
Heavenly bodies - the story of The Starry Messenger
Following the fortunes of Mark, an astronomy teacher whose Planetarium and marriage are both on the brink of collapse, Lonergan's play examines the highs and lows of life and how often they are ignored in the minutiae of the everyday. When Mark is drawn into a romance with a beguiling single mother, he is forced to change his perspective and finds himself questioning everything he thought was set in stone. Witty and naturalistic, it is classic example of Lonergan's ability to hold up a mirror to life and show us something we missed the first time round.
Previews from: 16 May 2019
Opening night: 29 May 2019
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Until Apr 27, 2019
this is a worthy, weighty addition to the West End scene, anchored by two splendid performances, from the imitable David Suchet and Brendan Coyle
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