Trafalgar Studios, London
Buried Child - Trafalgar Studios, London
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How can the Trafalgar Studios top the shows it has already presented this year? Considering it has already attracted the likes of Jesse Eisenberg in The Spoils and more during a successful year it would be difficult.
But the answer lies in the production set to open at the Whitehall venue in November 2016. Buried Child, the revival of which has already taken audiences by storm on the other side of the Atlantic, is set to run at the venue into 2017 and it has recruited a stellar cast to lead the way alongside a talented director.
Real life married couple Ed Harris and Amy Madigan will play the parts of Dodge and Halie in Sam Shepard’s well known play, whilst Scott Elliot directs.
Buried Child introduces us to a wide range of characters, including the mentioned Hodge and Halie, who are a couple running an Illinois farmland in the 1970s. Their children are Tilden and Bradley and during the course of the show we also meet their grandson Vince and his girlfriend. It is a time of economic unrest, but there’s more to the story than that as Vince visits and quickly realises that no-one recognises him. Add to that the presence of old secrets emerging and potential infidelity and you have the makings of a turbulent and unsettling time in Illinois.
This story has been a popular one since Shepard first presented in the 1970s and, despite penning many other works during a successful career, this is often regarded as his masterpiece.
Ed Harris is no stranger to his work, having previously appeared in Shepard’s plays Fool For Love and Simpatico in the 1980s and 1990s, but with Buried Child he managed to attract a lot of attention when it returned to Broadway in 2016.
Harris is of course best known for his film roles, which have included some big blockbusters like The Rock and Apollo 13 as well as The Abyss, Glengarry Glen Ross, Appaloosa, Pollock and Gone Baby Gone (the latter two also starring Madigan).
But now he makes his way to London for his West End debut in Buried Child. The acclaimed production runs at Trafalgar Studios 1 from Monday 14th November 2016.
Show & Venue InformationTrafalgar Studios
Monday, 14 November 2016
Saturday, 04 March 2017
2hrs 45mins approx., including 2 shorter intervals.