First Look Friday - The Starry Messenger

First Look Friday - The Starry Messenger

Posted On: May 17, 2019
By Spencer Rust
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    The Starry Messenger opens at the Wyndhams Theatre on 16 May 2019, we've taken some time to collect together everything we have to give you an exciting sneak peek of what is to come.

    A bittersweet, comic drama, The Starry Messenger is an unblinking exploration of love, hope and understanding our place in the universe, by one of the most celebrated writers working today. 

    Hollywood star and multiple Tony Award-winning Broadway legend Matthew Broderick makes his West End debut in The Starry Messenger.

    Alongside Broderick - renowned for roles including Ferris Bueller in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and Leo Bloom in The Producers - and the also previously-announced Elizabeth McGovern - known to millions for her portrayal of Lady Cora in the multi award-winning drama series Downton Abbey – will be Tony and Olivier Award-winner Jim Norton (Father Ted), Olivier Award-winner Jenny Galloway and Rosalind Eleazar (Howard’s End).

    Completing the cast will be Joplin Sibtain, Sinead Matthews and Sid Sagar, in a production to be directed by Sam Yates (Glengarry Glen Ross). 

    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.

    At the Wyndhams Theatre from 16 May to 10 August 2019, book your The Starry Messenger tickets today!

    Photo credit - Marc Brenner.