‘A comic drama about life, the universe and everything’ The Times
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‘A beacon of light to the little guys everywhere’ Daily Mail
‘Matthew Broderick is wonderful’ Time Out
‘Elizabeth McGovern brings a piercing vulnerability’ London Theatre
Now open to critical and audience acclaim, see Hollywood star and multiple Tony Award-winning Broadway legend Matthew Broderick make his West End debut in the ‘Hugely enjoyable’ (Whatsonstage) The Starry Messenger by Kenneth Lonergan, Academy Award-winning writer of Manchester By The Sea.
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, Mark feels starry-eyed. 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.
Starring Matthew Broderick (‘Controlled, modest perfection’ Libby Purves), and Elizabeth McGovern (‘Expertly played’ The Guardian), this bittersweet, comic drama is an unblinking exploration of love, hope and understanding our place in the universe, by one of the most celebrated writers working today.
Access description: One 20cm step up to foyer through heavy double doors opening inwards. Box Office counter on the right. 18 steps down to Stalls. Staircases have handrails on both sides and some steps are highlighted. 12 steps up to the Royal Circle, 21 to the Upper Circle and approx. 43 to the Balcony with 2 steps between rows. Auditorium is carpeted – all other areas are tiled.
Sound Amplification: Infra-red system with 20 headsets. ID required. Collect headsets from the Cunard Bar which is a kiosk located at the bottom of the stairs from the foyer to the stalls. Induction loop at Box Office.
Guide Dogs: Guide dogs are allowed into the auditorium and staff are available to dog-sit in the foyer.
Disabled Access: 2 spaces in Box A but no access for electric wheelchairs or scooters. Maximm 2 wheelchair user patrons per performance.
Toilets: One toilet in the box although it would not be possible to access this in a wheelchair. The women’s off the Stalls has been slightly adapted. From the foyer bar, the men’s and women’s are up 8 steps with a further 2 steps down inside the entrance to each. 1 step down to non-adapted toilet accessed via St Martin’s Court (level access) – please ask staff to assist.
Disabled Toilets: None at present. Patrons can use adapted toilets at the Noel Coward theate behind the Wyndham's.