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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


Panton Street, London, SW1Y 4DN

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You will receive a confirmation email with a voucher attached.  You must print the voucher and bring it with you on the day of the performance to collect your tickets.  We recommend you arrive a minimum of 30 minutes before the show to collect your tickets and settle into your seats.

Where Do I Go

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

By Tube- Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Square, Charing Cross

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

Harold Pinter

Panton Street, London, SW1Y 4DN

Latest customer reviews

  • I was caught

    4 February 2017

    wacky and delightful. beautiful set so cleverly used and stagecraft at its best. The acting was truly superb from all cast members who used the set and innumerable props so cleverly. Great puppetry too. I would recommend anyone to try and see it.

    RE Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • Brilliant answers

    3 February 2017

    Brilliantly answers the questions to the meaning of life, the universe and all of that. We have rarely been so uplifted at the end of a play. The puppetry added imaginative charm.

    The Stones Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • Wonderful!

    2 February 2017

    Mark Rylance is brilliant - as usual! And the script is funny and philosophical. A real treat. I bought the script afterwards.

    Carol Ajegbo Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • Odd Fish

    2 February 2017

    Despite strong performances, Nice Fish left me and my friends underwhelmed. The ideas felt inconsequential and lacking in originality or intellectual rigour. The spells of comedy didn't compensate for that. Episodic style emphasised a lack of dramatic structure, rather than offering a compelling alternative. The puppetry added a whimsical tone that gave nothing to the drama. Disappointing.

    Bridget Confirmed ticket purchaser

Latest critic reviews

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

    The Stage

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

    Time Out

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