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Nice Fish

Direct from a sold out season in New York, Academy and Bafta Award-winner Mark Rylance returns to the West End to perform in Nice Fish, a hit new comic play written by Mark Rylance and Louis Jenkins and directed by Claire van Kampen.

On a frozen Minnesota lake, the ice is beginning to creak and groan.   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.

Mark Rylance, in a unique collaboration with critically-acclaimed Minnesotan contemporary prose poet Louis Jenkins, draws on his teenage years in the frozen winters and culture of the American Midwest. Nice Fish is an ice fishing expedition where the ordinary and extraordinary collide.  The full New York cast will transfer to London for this limited season.  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.

‘Deliriously funny. Claire van Kampen’s cleverly staged production is a knockout’


‘Wonderful performances.  Expertly directed.  Bewitching’

New York Times

‘A chance to see a great actor like Mark Rylance cutting loose.  A whimsical, ultimately resonant portrait of lost souls waiting to hook or be hooked.’

Time Out, NY

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Panton Street, London, SW1Y 4DN



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Harold Pinter Theatre,Panton Street,London,SW1Y 4DN

By Tube- Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Square, Charing Cross

By Bus-14, 19, 24, 29, 38

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Harold Pinter

Panton Street, London, SW1Y 4DN

Latest customer reviews

  • Entertaining and thought provoking

    19 January 2017

    A great experience at the theatre. Never boring, interestingly staged, fine acting as expected. Some comments about life resonated with the experience of the older matinee audience. Lots of humour too. I have recommended this to older and younger friends.

    Alison D Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • nice Nice Fish

    19 January 2017

    challenged you to think outside the box esp if not familiar with the prose work of the author. Much funnier than anticipated, comic timing of both leads exceptional.

    kath Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • Dreary

    16 January 2017

    A disappointment for fans of Mark Rylance. Nothing outstandingly bad with it, it just isn't very good. The dialogue rambles, it a bit mundane. Sorry but not worth the effort and cost to see this one

    PFJ Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • wonderfully funny

    15 January 2017

    An unexpected comedy set on a frozen lake in Minnesota/Michigan full of amusing snippets. Mark Rylance was wonderful... particularly at the end...

    LM Confirmed ticket purchaser

Latest critic reviews

  • 2 December 2016

    "This Rylance passion project offers a weird but compelling opportunity to see the great actor onstage"

    The Stage

  • 1 December 2016

    "The brilliant Mark Rylance in an oddball comedy, co-written with poet Louis Jenkins"

    Time Out

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