Mark Rylance in Nice Fish at the Harold Pinter Theatre
Whenever Mark Rylance’s name is mentioned in the press, audiences’ ears are naturally pricked and this will be no different with the latest news emerging from the Harold Pinter Theatre. Fans of the acclaimed theatre and film actor will be thrilled to know that he will be bringing his play Nice Fish (adapted from Louis Jenkins’ story) to the West End this November, taking on the lead role he portrayed in New York and working under the direction of Claire van Kampen.
Nice Fish takes us to Minnesota, where we meet ice fishermen at the end of the season and who are not giving up without making a big catch. But as they sit there in the bitingly cold landscape they ponder life’s great meaning, with plenty to talk about.
Not only will audiences see Mark Rylane reprising his role as Ron, Jim Lichtscheidl will return as Erik, with further performances from Kayli Carter, Bob Davis and Raye Birk. As such, this will be an exciting prospect for any theatregoers hoping to see something that will be talked-about for years to come.
After all, where do you start with a career like Mark Rylance’s? The acclaimed performer has won admirers both for his stage and screen work and continues to impress audiences around the world. He is best known in the West End for his star turn in shows like Jerusalem at the Apollo Theatre, as well as the more recent Farinelli and The King at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. But recent years have also seen him make the transition to successful screen work and he won an Academy Award for his work in Steven Spielberg’s Bridge Of Spies (he also returns to work with the auteur in 2016’s The BFG).
This West End transfer had been known for some time, but now the news of a run at the Harold Pinter Theatre and its start-date of November will ensure plenty of people will be adding this to the shows on their must-see lists of 2016.
Nice Fish runs at the Harold Pinter Theatre (where Sunny Afternoon closes in October) from Friday 25th November 2016.