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Trafalgar Theatre, London4.3151 reviews
Sam Shepard's Pulitzer winning play lands at Trafalgar Studios starring internationally acclaimed Ed Harris

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The Pulitzer Prize-winning play Buried Child by Sam Shepard is finally making its way to the West End!

For the first time, the multi award winning international star Ed Harris will appear on the West End stage in the critically acclaimed New York production of Sam Shepard’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Buried Child,  along with Golden Globe winner and Emmy nominated Amy Madigan.

Charlotte Hope (Game of Thrones, Allied, A United Kingdom), Jack Fortune (King Lear, Route Irish, Sparkling Cyanide), Barnaby Kay (A Streetcar Named Desire, The Real Thing, Wuthering Heights) and Gary Shelford (Twelfth Night, Angry Young Man) and Jeremy Irvine (War Horse, Great Expectations) join the previously announced multi award-winning!

Set in 1979 rural America as it reels from a recession and political unrest, the similarities between then and now are compelling in the run up to the American Presidential Election. Casting a brutal light on disenfranchised Americans, Buried Child is a dark, macabre and painfully funny family drama that is as relevant now as it was during its first run almost 40 years ago.

Ed Harris is a five time Oscar Nominee and Golden Globe winner. A giant of the America film industry and recipient of a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Harris’s film credits include; Apollo 13, The Rock, The Truman Show, The Hours and Pollock. He also won a Golden Globe Away for playing Senator John McCain in Game Changer. This autumn, Harris will star in the premier of HBO’s sci-fi drama Westworld. Joining Harris is Jeremy Irvine (Steven Spielberg’s War Horse, The Railway Man, Now is Good and forthcoming films Fallen, Billionaire Boys Club, and This Beautiful Fantastic) making his West End debut. Golden Globe winner and Emmy nominated Amy Madigan reprises her role from the New York production.

One of greatest and most significant American playwrights of his generation, Sam Shepard has penned over forty-five plays including; A Lie Of The Mind (New York Drama Critics Circle Award), True West and Fool For Love.

‘Shepard leaves no doubt that you are in the hands of a master-dramatist, capable of combining the naturalistic and the mythic, with rare panache.’ Daily Telegraph

From the creative team that brought you the smash-hit sold-out run of the New York transfer of The Spoils starring Jesse Eisenberg.

Buried Child will be the hottest show in the autumn so book your tickets now!

Ticket prices from £43


Additional Information

Running time

2hrs 45mins approx., including 2 shorter intervals.

Performance dates

14 November 2016 - 4 March 2017.

Venue Information

Trafalgar Theatre14 Whitehall, London, SW1A 2DY

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Special Offer

Buried Child Ticket Offer Details

£20 off Band A and Premium seats for performances until 4th March.

Customer Reviews

151 reviews4.3

Susiesideirons15th April

The theatre was great, very comfortable even though it is quite small. The play was something of a surprise. We had no prior knowledge of the play or the playwright but are always willing to try something new. The plot unfolded slowly and it was difficult to see exactly where it was going - that in the end made it interesting. We have nothing but praise for the actors - they were excellent. The comic timing in this black comedy was superb. Ed Harris was brilliant - he was on stage for the whole play - hence, it being in three acts I guess. The other actors were marvellous without exception. Not a play to go and see if you are unwilling to just go with it and find the enjoyment, but rewarding if you approach it with a take it as it is attitude. Once couple in front of us complained constantly and left after the second act but it seemed they had decided five minutes in that they weren't going to enjoy anything about it - so they didn't. I would hesitate to recommend it to anyone just because it is very different, but we enjoyed it. As I say, first rate acting and some really comical moments. Certainly worth a try with an open mind.

Richard Perry1st March

Excellent play acting Ed Harris always the best

terry francis28th February

Great show and great acting,from all the cast.

Barbara Greenwood27th February

Storm Doris put paid to my Thursday booking but I was lucky enough to snag tickets for Friday. This is a wonderful production, very atmospheric. Plenty of humourous moments alongside deep, deep darkness. Still thinking about it days later. Every cast member was marvellous and it's such a treat to be able to see the craft of Ed Harris and Amy Madigan up close. Lovely theatre with friendly, helpful staff. Recommended you get tickets before it ends... be quick!

Silvia García Ponzoda27th February

Wonderful play and wonderful acting.

Mr Guy Dobson27th February

A very comically dark play with some impressive performances. Definitely worth seeing.

Liana Sandulescu26th February

The play is very good - the script and the actors are excellent!

Mrs Rebecca Sadler26th February

Buried Child is a thought provoking, visceral work which illuminates the paradox of grime and decay in everyday family life whilst exposing the unbreakable ties that hold it together, generation after generation through death, resurrection, death, resurrection. A stunning performance by the whole cast. I would give it 6 stars if I could.

john donovan26th February

excellent, would highly recommend it to any one who enjoys the theatre. great casting. it simply flew by and so great to see a true mega star up close and personal.

Sandor Meszaros26th February

The acting is excellent, especially Ed Harris and his wife. the story is so-so, it describes the everyday life of the family very well, it is really dramatic. Surprisingly there is humor even in the darkest story, though. it was shocking but nice to be able to laugh on a dark story like this one. Unfortunately, there is not much closure or any outcome at the end. The theatre seat are very uncomfortable, thin cushions and there is no armrest in between them and they are not so wide either so you're squeezed to others sitting next to you. There is enough legroom, at least. The second and third row (A, B) are not raised so you cannot see very well. Buy ticket either first row or from row C. Finally, It would be nice to see people dress up appropriately to an event. (Faded or ripped jeans and jogging trousers, seriously?) Theatres should have a dress code, a bare minimum at least.

Karen Bowles26th February

Acting excellent very compelling & gripped. Untimely confusing

MK25th February

Excellent play and performances; so glad I got the ticket and very easy to collect from theatre.