Buried Child
For the first time, the multi award winning international star Ed Harris will appear on the West End stage in the critically acclaimed New York production of Sam Shepard's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Buried Child.

Set in 1979 rural America as it reels from a recession and political unrest, the similarities 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.

Dodge (Harris) and Halie (Madigan) are barely hanging on to their farmland and their sanity while looking after their two wayward grown sons. When their grandson Vince (Ivrine) arrives with his girlfriend, no one seems to recognize him, and confusion abounds. As Vince tries to make sense of the chaos, the rest of the family dances around a deep, dark secret. This wildly poetic and cuttingly funny take on the American family drama gleefully pulls apart the threadbare deluded visions of our families and our homes.

Ed Harris is a five time Oscar Nominee and Golden Globe winner. A giant of the America film industry and recipient of a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Harris's film credits include; Apollo 13, The Rock, The Truman Show, The Hours and Pollock. He also won a Golden Globe Award for playing Senator John McCain in Game Change. This autumn, Harris will star in the premier of HBO's sci-fi drama Westworld. Joining Harris is Jeremy Irvine (Steven Spielberg's War Horse, The Railway Man, Now is Good and forthcoming films Fallen, Billionaire Boys Club, and This Beautiful Fantastic) making his West End debut. Golden Globe winner and Emmy nominated Amy Madigan reprises her role from the New York production.


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BURIED CHILD ADDS FORTNIGHT TO WEST END SEASON (3 JANUARY 2017)

Buried Child, directed by Scott Elliott and starring the multi award-winning, international star Ed Harris (whose credits include the first hit series of Westworld as the mysterious Man in Black, Pollock, The Hours and The Truman Show), is now extending its critically acclaimed West End run at Trafalgar Studios until Saturday 4 March 2017.

Other cast members for the hit production, Buried Child, include Golden Globe winner Amy Madigan (Twice in a Lifetime, Roe vs. Wade), Jeremy Irvine (War Horse, The Railway Man, Now is Good), Charlotte Hope (Game of Thrones, Allied, A United Kingdom), Jack Fortune (King Lear, Route Irish, Sparkling Cyanide), Barnaby Kay (A Streetcar Named Desire, The Real Thing, Wuthering Heights) and Gary Shelford (Twelfth Night, Angry Young Man).

Buried Child is the latest unmissable New Group production, presented by Lisa Matlin, and Adam Speers for Ambassador Theatre Group, to transfer to London following the huge success of Jesse Eisenberg's play The Spoils in the West End, starring Jesse Eisenberg, Kunal Nayyar and Alfie Allen.
Adam Speers, Executive Producer, ATG, said: "Both my co-producer Lisa Matlin, and I, feel privileged to have brought this production of Buried Child to the West End from New York, and are delighted that its now extending its run until early March. Sam Shepard's Pulitzer prize-winning play is a masterpiece, and this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to see one of the finest actors of his generation, Ed Harris, on stage in London."



FINAL CAST CONFIRMED FOR BURIED CHILD (5 OCTOBER 2016)

Charlotte Hope (Game of Thrones, Allied, A United Kingdom), Jack Fortune (King Lear, Route Irish, Sparkling Cyanide), Barnaby Kay (A Streetcar Named Desire, The Real Thing, Wuthering Heights) and Gary Shelford (Twelfth Night, Angry Young Man) join the previously announced multi award-winning, international star Ed Harris (forthcoming HBO series from J.J. Abrams & Jonathan Nolan; Westworld, Pollock, The Hours and The Truman Show), Golden Globe winner Amy Madigan (Twice in a Lifetime, Roe vs. Wade), and Jeremy Irvine (War Horse, The Railway Man, Now is Good) to complete the cast in Sam Shepard's Pulitzer & Obie prize winning play, Buried Child, following a critically acclaimed New York run earlier this year.

Buried Child launched the career of one of America's greatest living playwrights, Sam Shepard. The play was awarded both a Pulitzer Prize and an Obie Award in 1979, and was subsequently nominated for five Tony Awards following its revival on Broadway in 1996.
After working with film star Ed Harris in the film The Right Stuff in 1983, Shepard wrote the role of Eddie in his play Fool for Love for Harris' stage debut. Following that partnership, Buried Child is now the fifth of Shepard's plays that Harris has performed in, including Cowboy Mouth, True West and Simpatico. Oscar nominee Amy Madigan plays the wife of real life husband Harris on stage for the second time, following The Jacksonian in 2013. They have also featured in ten films together, including Harris' directorial debut Pollock in 2000, for which he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor.

The New Group's revival of Buried Child, directed by Scott Elliott, will transfer to Trafalgar Studios in London for a strictly limited season from 14 November to 18 February 2017.





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Type of production: Play

Opened: 14 November 2016

Booking until: 04 March 2017

Running time: 2 Hours 50 Mins

Prices: £46.00 - £110.00

Author / playwright: Sam Shepard

Cast: Ed Harris , Amy Madigan , Jeremy Irvine
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