Age Restriction: May not be suitable for those under the age of 15. Strong language and adult subject matter
Tony Award-nominations. Critical acclaim. Broadway success. These are the kinds of statements that make any show’s prospect of landing in the West End inevitable and this is exactly what has come to pass with Robert Askins’ Hand To God. The show was previously seen in the United States early in 2015 and now audiences in London can line up to see this high profile show when it runs at the Vaudeville Theatre from February.
Moritz von Stuelpnagel, the Tony-nominated director of the Broadway version of the show, returns to helm to production in the UK. Meanwhile, the cast has been confirmed to include the Harry Potter series actor Harry Melling plus Janie Dee, Neil Pearson, Jemima Rooper and Kevin Mains. As a result the producers have ensured that this is a production that everyone should keep a close eye on.
The story focuses on the character of Jason (Melling) and the journey that he takes with his mother Margery when his project for Bible School takes on a whole new life of its own. The project sees him create a puppet named Tyrone and as it develops its own personality it creates an environment where everyone must look at themselves in a whole new light. So secrets are unearthed and the past is brought out into the spotlight.
Askins’ play was first seen by audiences in an Off-Broadway venue in 2011 and was later revived in 2014 before its Broadway unveiling at the Booth Theatre in 2015. The show featured puppet work and some stand-out performances, with numerous nominations at the 2015 Tony Awards.
And now it lands in the West End with Harry Melling amongst the stars. He steps into the role of Jason on the back of an impressive career for the young performer, with the Harry Potter series under his belt as well as numerous television and stage productions. As well as Merlin and Just William, audiences might recognise him from his work in King Lear at the Chichester Festival Theatre, The Hothouse at the Trafalgar Studios, Women Beware Women at the National Theatre and Mother Courage And Her Children, also at the National.
And now he brings the character of Jason to life in Hand To God at the Vaudeville Theatre. The production follows Bill Bailey: Limboland and The Gruffalo at the venue from Friday 5th February 2016.
|Booking From:||Saturday, 30th April 2016|
|Booking Until:||Saturday, 30th April 2016|
|Running Time:||2 hours|
|Age Restriction:||May not be suitable for those under the age of 15. Strong language and adult subject matter|
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