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Wyndham's Theatre, London3.8229 reviews
Matthew Broderick makes his West End debut in The Starry Messenger at Wyndham's Theatre

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The Starry Messenger Wyndham's Theatre tickets are not to be missed!

Matthew Broderick takes to the West End stage for the first time ever with the London premiere of The Starry Messenger starring Elizabeth McGovern of Downton Abbey.

The Starry Messenger tickets are now available! Do not miss out on your opportunity to see two of the stars of our generation come together on the London stage in BAFTA and Academy Award-winning writer Kenneth Lonergan's The Starry Messenger.

What is The Starry Messenger play about?

Are we all just sad and minuscule souls dwarfed by the infinite multiverse? 

Mark Williams (Matthew Broderick) is an ordinary, run of the mill man, a little bit boring truth be told. He always wanted to be an astronomer but has settled for a job teaching at New York City's Hayden Planetarium. His son doesn't speak to him and his marriage is much the same as his career, normal if a bit boring. Mark is so close to the infinite universe, in fact, that his wife Anne feels worlds apart. All of this changes, however, after a chance encounter with his student and single mother Angela following one of his lessons. The Starry Messenger shows the effect of this affair on a group of people who are, like most people, everyday and unremarkable. 

The Starry Messenger is coming to the West End at Wyndham's Theatre, London for a limited 3-month run starting 16 May and ending 10 August 2019

Matthew Broderick and Elizabeth McGovern in The Starry Messenger.

First performed on Broadway in 2009, the cast starred Matthew Broderick and Catalina Sandino Moreno and featured Kieran Culkin. Matthew Broderick is set to reprise his role in the West End transfer and will be joined on stage by actress Elizabeth McGovern.

American actor and singer Matthew Broderick is known for playing Feris Bueller in the cult classic film Ferris Bueller's Day Off and his stage and silver screen roles in Mel Brooks' The Producers. Broderick has two Tony Awards, one for Best Featured Actor in a Play for Brighton Beach Memoirs, and one for Best Actor in a Musical for How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. He is also known for his long-lasting marriage to Sex and the City star Sarah Jessica Parker, with whom he has a son and twin daughters. Broderick was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2006.

Elizabeth McGovern is an Oscar, Emmy and Golden Globe nominated actress whose most recent stage appearance was in the Theatre Royal, Bath production of God of Carnage. McGovern played  Evelyn Nesbit in the 1981 film Ragtime, the role for which she received her Academy Award nomination. She is also well known for her portrayal of Cora Crawley, Countess of Grantham in the hit television series Downton Abbey.

The Starry Messenger full Wyndham's Theatre cast

In addition to Matthew Broderick in the role of Mark and Elizabeth McGovern in the role of Anne, The Starry Messenger cast also stars Jim Norton as Norman, Rosalind Eleazar as Angela, Joplin Sibtain as Arnold, Jenny Galloway as Mrs Pysner, Sinead Matthews as Doris, and Sid Sagar as Ian/Adam.

The full London cast for The Starry Messenger is completed by Greg Baxter, Kerry Bennett, Helen Barford, and Edward Wolstenholme.

The Starry Messenger creative team for the West End run

The West End transfer of The Starry Messenger is directed by Sam Yates, whose prior directing credits include Glengarry Glen Ross, The Phlebotomist, Billy Liar, and Desire Under the Elms. 

The production features set and costume design by Chiara Stephenson, lighting design by Neil Austin, compositions and sound design by Alex Baranowski, projection design by Luke Halls, production management by Paul Hennessy, associate direction by Rebecca Hill, props supervision by Lizzie Frankl, costume supervision by Heid Bryan, movement direction by Michela Meazza, dialect coaching by William Conacher, and casting direction by Ginny Schiller CDG.

By Academy Award-winning Director of Manchester by the Sea

The Starry Messenger was written by acclaimed writer and director Kenneth Lonergan. He has gained recognition for his work on films like Gangs of New YorkYou Can Count On MeMargaret, and Manchester by the Sea. Lonergan won both Academy and BAFTA Awards for Best Original Screenplay for his 2016 film Manchester by the Sea.

The Starry Messenger London theatre tickets now on sale at affordable prices!

Tickets for The Starry Messenger are available for out of this world prices. Book The Starry Messenger seats early to avoid disappointment and catch Matthew Broderick and Elizabeth McGovern in this astronomical drama. 

Additional Information

Age restriction

To be confirmed.

Running time

2hr 50min (inc. interval)

Performance dates

16 May - 10 August 2019


Tuesday 16th July 7.30pm will be a captioned performance.

Venue Information

Wyndham's TheatreCharing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0DA

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Customer Reviews

229 reviews3.8

Jeremy White11th August

This was the last performance of the run so the cast was well settled in. For me the production failed in what seemed to be an attempt to say something about the affairs of human life and its meaning in/for the universe. The quality of the acting, though, presented many compelling set-pieces, and I often found myself having that lovely experience of forgetting that I was in a theatre, so absorbed was I in what what going on on the stage. A moving and funny production performed by very gifted actors.

Toni M11th August

Fantastic performance

mariana toma11th August

Great play, great performance.

Catherine Lancaster11th August

watching this performance was such a wonderful experience! I absolutely loved this play, so many laughs and tears. a really beautiful story. I loved the Wyndham theatre also.

kevin caunter11th August

Great play good seats

John Brookfield11th August

This was a very clever and subtle play, and the performances were great. The subject matter was unusual, not so much in it's portrayal of a mid-life crisis, but it relating the character's disappointment to the smallness of individual humans in the immensity of the universe. Matthew Broderick has a unique acting style. which was perfect for the role. The publicity was a bit misleading, giving equal to billing to Matthew Broderick and Elizabeth McGovern, when the former had a much larger role. Rosalind Eleazar was tremendous and I hope that she is in many more productions.

Miren Land11th August

Actors were fabulous. The script was horrendous.

Eriana10th August


Kseniia Kuznetsova10th August

Very funny and touching. The stage is brilliantly built. Worth seeing!

Marietta Westphal9th August

Lot of unbearable lengths! Much too long!

Ms A E Alpe9th August

very enjoyable

Richard Blair9th August

Some funny parts, not a great script. Went mainly to see the two stars.