Martin McDonagh is to premiere his next play, A Very Very Very Dark Matter at the Bridge Theatre, the London Theatre Company has announced today.
With a cast led by Jim Broadbent and directed by Matthew Dunster, A Very Very Very Dark Matter will preview from October 2018.
In a townhouse in Copenhagen works Hans Christian Andersen, a teller of exquisite and fantastic children’s tales beloved by millions.
But the true source of his stories lives in his attic upstairs, her existence a dark secret kept from the outside world.
As dangerous, twisted and funny as his National Theatre and Broadway hit The Pillowman, Martin McDonagh’s new play travels deep into the abysses of the imagination.
Martin McDonagh is an award-winning writer and director. His plays include The Lieutenant of Inishmore, The Cripple of Inishmaan, The Pillowman, A Behanding in Spokane and Hangmen.
As a writer and director for film his credits are Seven Psychopaths, In Bruges, Six Shooter as well as Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri which won Best Screenplay at this year’s Venice Film Festival.
Jim Broadbent is a BAFTA and Academy award-winning actor. He has previously appeared in Martin McDonagh’s The Pillowman at the National Theatre where he was also seen in Improbable Theatre’s Theatre of Blood.
Broadbent has worked extensively for the Donmar Warehouse, the Old Vic, the Royal Court and the Royal Shakespeare Company and has most recently been seen on stage in A Christmas Carol at The Noel Coward Theatre.
Young Marx, the opening production at the Bridge continues to December 31 followed by Nicholas Hytner’s promenade production of Julius Caesar with David Calder, Michelle Fairley, David Morrissey and Ben Whishaw in January.
The world premiere of Barney Norris’ Nightfall, directed by Laurie Sansom, runs from April.
A Very Very Very Dark Matter will run at the Bridge Theatre from October 10 – December 29, 2018.
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