Mark Rylance and Louis Jenkin’s comic play will transfer to London’s Harold Pinter Theatre, following successful runs at American Repertory Theater at Harvard University in Cambridge  and St Ann’s Warehouse in New York it has been confirmed. 

Nice Fish Jim Lichtscheidl and Mark Rylance. Photo Credit Teddy Woolf.jpg.jpg
Mark Rylance and Jim Lichtscheidl in Nice Fish. Photograph by Teddy Woolf. 

The play, which will also star Mark Rylance, will play at the Harold Pinter Theatre for a strictly limited season from the 15th November until the 21st January 2017 and will be directed by Claire van Kampen.

This unique collaboration with critically-acclaimed Minnesotan contemporary prose poet Louis Jenkins, sees Mark Rylance drawing on his teenage experiences of the frozen winters and culture of the American Midwest. Nice Fish follows a fishing expedition, with the ordinary and extraordinary colliding in a playful and profound way.

The cast from the New York run will also be transferring for the West End run. As well as Academy and BAFTA Award winning Mark Rylance, the cast will also include Jim Lichtscheidl, Kayli Carter, Bob Davis and Raye Birk.

Nice Fish includes a set by Todd Rosenthal, costumes by Ilona Somogyi, lighting by Japhy Weideman, sound by Scott W. Edwards and music by Claire van Kampen.

On a frozen Minnesota lake, the ice is beginning to creak and groan.   It’s the end of the fishing season and on the frostbitten, unforgiving landscape, two old friends are out on the ice and they are angling for something big, something down there that is pure need, something that, had it the wherewithal, would swallow them whole. 

Nice Fish will run at the Harold Pinter Theatre from the 15th November until the 21st January 2017. To book tickets visit: Ticketmaster.co.uk, Discount Theatre.com, ATG Tickets, Love Theatre.com, Theatre People.com and UK Tickets.co.uk

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