One of the biggest names in theatre has to be Mark Rylance, from his acclaimed performance in Jez Butterworth’s Jerusalem to his recent Academy Award win for the film Bridge Of Spies, he has been building acclaim with both audiences and critics for many years. So every time it is announced that he is returning to the West End there is naturally great excitement and the Harold Pinter Theatre transfer of Nice Fish will be no exception in 2016.
After all, not only will Rylance be reprising his role from the New York run of performances, he has also co-wrote the play with Louis Jenkins, making this the first time that the celebrated actor has lent his writing skills to the stage. It makes this a must-see production that will become one of the most talked-about shows of the year.
Nice Fish takes audiences to Minnesota where we meet two men (Ron and Erik – Rylance and Jim Lichtscheidl) ice fishing and pondering life’s great mysteries. They are hoping to catch one more fish as the season ends and there is plenty to talk about.
In addition to the mentioned Bridge Of Spies and Jerusalem, Rylance has built up a name with a range of productions on both sides of the Atlantic, cementing his status as a powerhouse of the stage. 2016 sees him re-team with his Bridge Of Spies director Steven Spielberg for The BFG, as well as working with The Dark Knight’s Christopher Nolan for Dunkirk, whilst his other theatre credits have included Farinelli And The King at the Duke of York’s Theatre, Richard III at the Apollo Theatre and Le Bete at the Comedy Theatre.
But for Nice Fish he teams up with Louis Jenkins, a poet who penned the novel Nice Fish back in the 1990s and whose books also include European Shoes and North Of The Cities, amongst others. Nice Fish remains a particularly successful piece for him and stands up alongside the best of his work.
Mark Rylance stars as Ron in the production alongside Jim Lichtscheidl as Erik, with other cast members including Raye Birk, Bob Davies and Kayli Carter. Claire van Kampen directs.
Nice Fish opens at the Harold Pinter Theatre in London’s West End in November 2016.
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