Read What London Critics Thought of Kenneth Lonergan’s The Starry Messenger, Starring Matthew Broderick and Elizabeth McGovern

The Verdict   Read What London Critics Thought of Kenneth Lonergan’s The Starry Messenger, Starring Matthew Broderick and Elizabeth McGovern
 
The play opened May 29 at Wyndham's Theatre in the West End.
Matthew Broderick and Elizabeth McGovern
Matthew Broderick and Elizabeth McGovern Marc Brenner

Matthew Broderick makes his West End debut in The Starry Messenger at Wyndham's Theatre in London, appearing alongside Elizabeth McGovern. The Kenneth Lonergan play celebrated its official opening night May 29.

Tony winner Broderick and McGovern (Downton Abbey) are joined by Jim Norton, Jenny Galloway, Rosalind Eleazar, Joplin Sibtain, Sinead Matthews, and Sid Sagar in the Sam Yates production.

Read reviews for the West End bow below.

The Arts Desk (Matt Wolf)

The Evening Standard (Henry Hitchings)

The Guardian (Michael Billington)

LondonTheatre.co.uk (Mark Shenton)

The Stage (Tim Bano)

The Telegraph (Dominic Cavendish)

Time Out London (Andrzej Lukowski)

The Times (Ann Treneman)

The Starry Messenger is the story of Mark Williams, who feels a closer connection to the infinite, starry sky than to his job or his wife, Anne. Though he doesn't believe in fate, a chance meeting with a single mother forces him to reevaluate his life, his faith, and his place in the universe itself.

The London staging features sets and costume design by Chiara Stephenson and sound and music by Alex Baranowski.

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