Jim Broadbent to star in new Martin McDonagh play at Bridge Theatre
A new Martin McDonagh play, starring Jim Broadbent, will be staging its world premiere at the newly opened Bridge Theatre in London next year.
‘A Very Very Very Dark Place’ is set in a townhouse in Copenhagen, Denmark, where the children's author Hans Christian Anderson works.
But the true source of his stories dwells in his attic upstairs, her existence a dark secret kept from the outside world.
The play will be directed by Matthew Dunster (The Seagull) and designed by Anna Fleischle (The Exorcist).
Previews for the show will begin on October 10 2018, ahead of a 12-week run concluding December 29.
Jim Broadbent and Martin McDonagh previously worked together on ‘The Pillowman’, which ran at the National Theatre in 2003.
Broadbent won an Oscar for his role as Richard Eyer in the film ‘Iris’, most recently appearing in ‘Eddie the Eagle’ and the forthcoming ’Paddington 2’.
The Bridge theatre opened in October 2017 and is the brainchild of playwright Nicholas Hytner and former National Theatre executive Nick Starr.
Hytner’s production of Young Marx was the first to be staged in the theatre, starring Roy Kinnear and Oliver Chris.
The next show to play at the Bridge will be an adaptation of Julius Caesar, starring Ben Wishaw (January 2018) and Barry Norris’ new play Nightfall (April 2018).Tags: