The full cast has been announced for the upcoming production of Kenneth Lonergan’s play has been announced.
Joining the previously announced Tony Award-winning Matthew Broderick (making his West End debut) and Elizabeth McGovern (Downton Abbey) will be Jim Norton (Father Ted), Olivier Award-winner Jenny Galloway and Rosalind Eleazar (Howard’s End), Joplin Sibtain, Sinead Matthews and Sid Sagar.
Directed by Sam Yates, the production will play at the Wyndham’s Theatre from the 16th May for a strictly limited season, booking until the 10th August.
In the vastness of the universe are we all just lonely souls under the same night sky?
Mark Williams is lost. An astronomer at New York City’s Planetarium, he feels a closer connection to the infinite, starry sky than to his job or even to his wife, Anne. Mark doesn’t believe in fate or divine intervention, but the universe has other ideas.
After a chance meeting with Angela, a young single mother, the stars appear to have aligned. But when a catastrophic event rips through their lives, Mark is forced to re-evaluate his life, his faith and his place in the universe itself.
The play is written by Kenneth Lonergan, best known for writing the Academy Award winning manchester By The Sea. His other credits include the plays This is Our Youth, The Waverly Gallery and Lobby Hero. The Starry Messenger originally played Off-Broadway in 2009 starring Matthew Broderick and J.Smith Cameron.
The creative team for the production will feature set and costume design by Chiara Stephenson and sound and music by Alex Baranowski.
The Starry Messenger will play at the Wyndham’s Theatre from the 16th May until the 10th August.