Ed Harris makes West End debut in Buried Child at Trafalgar Studios

Ed Harris makes West End debut in Buried Child at Trafalgar Studios

Updated On: May 1, 2018
By Nicki McIntyre
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    Ed Harris will make his West End debut in Buried Child at London's Trafalgar Studios.

    Buried Child tickets go on sale 11am today Friday 2nd September 2016.

    The award-winning star of film, television and stage will star opposite his wife Amy Madigan in the production, which first ran on Broadway in spring 2016 to critical acclaim.

    Sam Shepard’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play Buried Child is set in 1979 rural America, reeling from recession and political unrest, drawing inevitable comparison between then and now are compelling in the run up to the American Presidential Election. Casting a brutal light on disenfranchised Americans, Buried Child is a dark, macabre and painfully funny family drama that is as relevant now as it was during its first run almost 40 years ago.

    Buried Child is from The New Group creative team that recently brought the smash-hit sold-out run of the Broadway transfer of The Spoils to London, starring Jesse Eisenberg, Kunal Nayyar, Alfie Allen, and Katie Brayben.

    Five time Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner Ed Harris boasts a wide range of film credits including A History of Violence, The Hours, The Truman Show, Apollo 13, The Adderall Diaries and much more. Harris made his directorial debut on the feature film Pollock, receiving an Academy Award nomination as Best Actor for his performance in the title role. He also directed, starred in and co-wrote the screenplay for Appaloosa.

    On television, Harris will star in J.J. Abrams’ and Jonathan Nolan’s upcoming Westworld for HBO. When last on HBO, Harris won a Golden Globe Award for his portrayal of John McCain in the Jay Roach-directed Game Change. His other TV credits include the HBO miniseries Empire Falls, The Last Innocent Man, Running Mates, Paris Trout and Riders of the Purple Sage.

    Although making his London West End debut, Harris has appeared on stage in the United States, having starred in the world premiere of playwright Beth Henley’s The Jacksonian, and reprised his role the following year Off-Broadway for The New Group. He originated the role, with writer/director Neil LaBute, for the play’s world premiere at the Everyman Palace Theatre in Cork, Ireland and won the 2010 LA Drama Critics Circle Award for “Best Solo Performance” for Wrecks. His theatre credits include Ronald Harwood’s Taking Sides, Sam Shepard’s Fool for Love (Obie), and Simpatico (Lucille Lortel Award “Outstanding Actor”), George Furth’s Precious Sons (Drama Desk Award), Prairie Avenue, Scar, A Streetcar Named Desire, The Grapes of Wrath, and Sweet Bird of Youth. 

    Critically-acclaimed actress of film, television and stage, Golden Globe winner Amy Madigan received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the feature film Twice In A Lifetime. Her feature film credits include Pollock, Frontera, Sweetwater, The Lifeguard, Gone Baby Gone, Winter Passing, Loved, Uncle Buck, Field of Dreams, Nowhere to Hide, Streets Of Fire, Love Letters and Alamo Bay.

    On television, Madigan most recently starred in Neil LaBute’s “Ten x Ten” for DirecTV, and had recurring roles on J.J. Abrams’ Fringe and Grey’s Anatomy. In addition to starring on the HBO' Carnivàle,” Madigan received a Golden Globe Award and an Emmy nomination for her performance in the telefilm Roe vs. Wade. 

    On stage, she starred in the critically-acclaimed productions of Beth Henley’s The Jacksonian at The New Group (NY) and the Geffen Playhouse (LA).  Other theater credits include Broadway’s A Streetcar Name Desire, Mark Taper Forum’s A Lie of the Mind, Manhattan Theatre Club’s The Lucky Spot, Los Angeles Theatre Center’s Stevie Wants To Play The Blues, LA’s Prairie Avenue and Strasberg Theatre’s production of In The Boom Boom Room.  Most recently, Madigan directed the West Coast premiere of Off the King’s Road at the Odyssey Theatre in Los Angeles.

    Buried Child tickets are on sale from 11am Friday 2nd September 2016.