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One dead father
One messed up family
One girl who just wants to help
One school bully who always gets his own way
One man of the church offering comfort
And one hand puppet who is completely out of control – He’s shocking, dangerous and taking no prisoners.
All hell is breaking out at the Vaudeville Theatre as this hilarious and provocative new comedy lands direct from Broadway, where the New York
Times hailed it “Wickedly Funny” and the New Yorker called it “Sesame Street meets The Exorcist”
Book now for the most exciting new play to come out of America this year starring Janie Dee, Neil Pearson, Harry Melling, Jemima Rooper and Kevin Mains.
And remember; "A left hand can certainly be a dangerous thing!"
Running time2 hours 20 minutes including one interval. Monday to Saturday: 7:30pm, Wednesday & Saturday: 2:30pm
Performance dates5th February to 30th April 2016
May not be suitable for those under the age of 16 due to strong language and adult subject matter.
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Features / Interviews
Interview: Janie Dee Talks Inspiration, Co-Stars, and Working With A Particularly Irreverent Puppet In Hand To God
Janie Dee is one of Britain's most celebrated actresses. She most recently starred in THE SEAGULL at Open Air, Regent's Park Theatre following AH, WILDERNESS! at the Young Vic – and received rave reviews from national critics for both.
Janie is the winner of multiple awards including Olivier, Evening Standard, Critics' Circle, Obie, Theatre World Best Newcomer and TMA Theatre and was Olivier Award nominated for NSFW at the Royal Court, and NOISES OFF at the Old Vic. She has had long associations with Alan Ayckbourn, Harold Pinter and Sir Peter Hall.
London Theatre Direct bloggers caught up with her to talk about Hand To God, currently showing at London's Vaudeville Theatre:
19 Apr, 2016 | By Jacob Porteous
Reviews / Features
Review: Hand To God Is A Must See For Anyone Who Is A Fan Of Dark Comedy
As unexpected as it sounds, the show about a satanic sock puppet on the arm of an unstable child leaves you laughing one second and unsettled the next. From the wild mind of writer Robert Askins, the Broadway transfer Hand To God at the Vaudeville Theatre is a rollercoaster from start to finish, one which you’re sure to enjoy.
11 Apr, 2016 | By Emma McNamara
Son Of A Biscuit! Hand To God Is Fun, Freaky And Definitely Not For The Faint-Hearted
Well, I can’t say I wasn’t warned.
Hand to God, described by The New Yorker as ‘Sesame Street meets The Exorcist’, is the story of Jason, who’s been dragged along to his mum’s puppet-making class at the local church, as she tries to keep busy following the death of his father. Unfortunately while his mother’s getting propositioned by both teenager Timothy and the church pastor, Jason’s puppet, Tyrone, is starting to take on a life of his own, and develops a bad habit of saying inappropriate things, exploding light bulbs and biting people’s earlobes off.
16 Mar, 2016 | By Liz Dyer
Reviews / Features
Review: Hand To God At The Vaudeville Theatre
Every now and then a show comes along to shake up the West End a little. Jerry Springer: The Opera did it in 2003, The Book of Mormon came along in 2013 and now its Hand To God's turn to shock and exhilarate London audiences in 2016.
20 Feb, 2016 | By Harriet Hards
WATCH: Hand To God Teaser
Described as Avenue Q meets The Book Of Mormon, HAND TO GOD at the Vaudeville Theatre is set to take London by storm! An award-winning, fresh and funny play. "Kinda Sesame St meets The Exorcist" says The New York Times
16 Feb, 2016 | By Jacob Porteous
Features / Broadway
Shaun's Broadway Report #3: Saigon, Sailing Out and Salut!
It feels like forever and a day since I last sat down to write a Shaun’s Broadway Report and luckily for us, that means a lot of Broadway news has passed us by that we need to catch up on!
13 Jan, 2016 | By Shaun Nolan