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Harold Pinter Theatre, London4.3123 reviews
Mark Rylance and Louis Jenkins’ critically-acclaimed new comic play Nice Fish transfers to the West End this November

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Nice Fish starring Mark Rylance and Jim Lichtscheidl, and directed by Claire van Kampen relocating to the West End!

Right after sold out seasons at the American Repertory Theater at Harvard University in Cambridge and St Ann’s Warehouse in New York, Academy and Bafta Award-winner Mark Rylance (Bridge of Spies, The BFG, Jerusalem, Farinelli and the King) is returning to the London, alongside Jim Lichtscheidl (A Serious Man, Factotum). Ron (Mark Rylance) and Erik (Jim Lichtscheidl) play the odd couple, whose ordinary lives are comically exposed in this sublimely playful, profound and very funny play. Kayli Carter, Bob Davis and Raye Birk join them on their journey across the pond to perform in Nice Fish at the Harold Pinter theatre this winter.

On a frozen Minnesota lake, the ice is beginning to groan and creak. It’s the end of the fishing season and on the frostbitten, unforgiving landscape, two old friends are out on the ice and they are angling for something big, something down there that is pure need, something that, had it the wherewithal, would swallow them whole.

In a unique collaboration with critically-acclaimed Minnesotan contemporary prose poet Louis Jenkins, Mark Rylance draws on his teenage years in the frozen winters and culture of the American Midwest. This beguiling new play follows an ice fishing expedition where the ordinary and extraordinary collide in a sublimely playful and profound way. Directed by Claire van Kampen whose play Farinelli and the King, starred Mark Rylance and received critical acclaim in 2015.

The West End production will open in November 2016 for a strictly limited season at the Harold Pinter Theatre, with a press night on Friday 25 November.

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Additional Information

Running time

95 minutes, no interval.

Performance dates

15th November to 11 February 2017

Special notes

Please note the Balcony is very high and steep so not suitable for vertigo sufferers.

Venue Information

Harold Pinter TheatrePanton Street, London, SW1Y 4DN

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Customer Reviews

123 reviews4.3

Nigel Quinton16th February

Fascinating play - not at all what we expected. Lovely use of language and very imaginative staging. Good to be there for the final show and hear Mark Rylance's reflections and thank-yous.

Susie Nicholls14th February

An amusing evening with an excellent cast. Many people left the theatre wondering what it was all about but all had had a good time.

Richard Garner12th February

superb play in a fabulous theatre

Jill Daniel12th February

I would go anywhere to see Mark Rylance and this fulfilled my hopes.

howard wilson12th February

Brilliant show. Anything with Mark Rylance in guarantees success but Nice Fish was perfectly conceived and executed.

Susan Churches12th February

Wonderful play. Actors superb.

Kay12th February

Thoroughly enjoyed the show. It was funny and thought provoking. The acting and timing was brilliant. The theatre was intimate and the staff worked really hard to make it a very pleasant evening. They were very friendly and helpful.

Terry Penny12th February

We didn't see it as we had to go to Scotland

Joan Hanmer12th February

Thoroughly enjoyed Nice Fish although our view was obscured by people in the row in front. We were in the stalls row O8/9.

Diana Sparkes9th February

It is funny and sad and confusing and marvellous. Mark Rylance's performance is quite simply a masterclass in the art of acting, but it does not detract from the other performances which were really very good. If you are lucky enough to get the chance to see this, grab it!

Jacqueline Radford5th February

Great play, great cast, very enjoyable production, we loved it!

Olivia Phipps4th February

Really funny, beautifully staged and wonderfully acted.