A family reunion. Time to pay your last disrespects.
David Harbour (Stranger Things, Black Widow, The Newsroom) and Bill Pullman (The Sinner, All My Sons, Independence Day) return to the West End, in the world premiere of the bitingly funny new play Mad House.
There are those projects when the stars simply align, and to see David and Bill together on stage is beyond my wildest dreams- Theresa Rebeck, writer
In rural Pennsylvania, Michael (David Harbour) has returned to his childhood home to look after his dying father, Daniel (Bill Pullman). His siblings soon arrive, determined to work out how much money Dad actually has left and how they're getting their hands on it.
This dark comedy from Theresa Rebeck (Seminar, Smash, Bernhardt/Hamlet) is directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel (Hand to God, Present Laughter), with set design by Frankie Bradshaw, costume design by Tilly Grimes, lighting design by Prema Mehta, sound design by Beth Duke for Autograph Sound and composition by Isobel Waller-Bridge. The cast also includes Hanako Footman, Akiya Henry, Sinéad Matthews, Charlie Oscar and Stephen Wight.
Contains discussion of death, mental illness and self-harm, transphobic and racist language, sexual content and swearing.
The Ambassadors Theatre opened on 5th June 1913. The theatre presented Deburau in 1921 which saw Ivor Novello making his first stage appearance, Eugene O'Neill's The Emperor Jones starring Paul Robeson, The Mask of Virtue in 1935 which saw the West End stage debut of a 22 year old Vivien Leigh and Spring Meeting in 1938 with Margaret Rutherford.
Britain's longest running production The Mousetrap by Agatha Christie opened at The Ambassadors on 25th November 1952 and played here until its 21st Birthday in 1974 when it transferred next door to the larger St Martin's Theatre.