Matthew Broderick to Make West End Debut in The Starry Messenger

Hollywood star and multiple Tony Award-winning Broadway legend Matthew Broderick – renowned for roles including Ferris Bueller in the iconic movie and Leo Bloom in The Producers – is to make his West End debut in in The Starry Messenger by Kenneth Lonergan, the Academy Award-winning writer of Manchester-By-The-Sea.

The production, directed by Sam Yates (Glengarry Glen Ross), also stars Elizabeth McGovern, known to millions for her portrayal of Lady Cora in the multi award-winning drama series Downton Abbey. The Starry Messenger will begin performances at the Wyndham’s Theatre on Thursday 16 May and play a strictly limited 13-week season.

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.

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.

Buy Tickets

Theatre Weekly Press
At Theatre Weekly we are dedicated to giving theatre a new audience. Our News, Reviews and Interviews are all written with the audience in mind, helping you decide what to see next. And when you have decided, our great ticket deals will help save you money too.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Wicked Tickets at The Victoria Apollo Theatre

WICKED, the smash hit musical that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, is pleased to announce the opening of its...

Diane Chorley: Chatting with Chorley Tickets at the Soho Theatre Downstairs

Join Diane Chorley, matriarch of Canvey Island’s cult 1980s nightclub The Flick, her house band The Buffet and loyal bodyguard Ron as she outshines...

Mamma Mia! Tickets at The Novello Theatre

Join us at MAMMA MIA! and enjoy the ultimate feel-good factor at the world’s sunniest and most exhilarating smash-hit musical! Set on a Greek island paradise, a...

Cirque du Soleil: Luzia Tickets at the Royal Albert Hall

LUZIA takes you to an imaginary Mexico, like in a waking dream, where light (“luz” in Spanish) quenches the spirit and rain (“lluvia”) soothes...

Latest News

Pleasance Announces Over 100 Shows Added to Edinburgh Fringe Line Up

Pleasance has announced over 100 new shows which have been added to their Edinburgh Fringe line-up @ThePleasance

Let It Be UK Tour Cast Visit Liverpool Ahead of Opening

The new Let It Be UK Tour opens next week, so the cast took time out of rehearsals to visit the place where it all began, Liverpool

National Music Youth Theatre Return to The Other Palace for Summer Residency

National Youth Music Theatre and The Other Palace are have announced the NYMT’s 2019 summer season, which continues the NYMT’s annual residency at The Other Palace for a third consecutive year

Andy Mientus To Lead All Star Cast in European Premiere of The View Upstairs

Andy Mientus, Declan Bennett, Victoria Hamilton-Barritt, Cedric Neal and John Partridge will star in the European premiere of new LGBTQ+ musical The View Upstairs @TheViewUpStairs

Review: The Frogs: Recroaked at Stockwell Playhouse

Review: The Frogs – Recroaked at Stockwell Playhouse

Review: Night of the Living Dead Live at Pleasance

Review: Night of the Living Dead Live at Pleasance

Review: The Marvelous Wonderettes at Upstairs at The Gatehouse

Review: The Marvelous Wonderettes at Upstairs at The Gatehouse

Review: The Cat in the Hat at Rose Theatre Kingston

Review: The Cat in the Hat at Rose Theatre Kingston