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Buried Child

Five-time Golden Globe winner Ed Harris (The Truman Show, Pollock) makes his West End debut in Pulitzer Prize-winning play Buried Child.

Husband and wife Dodge (Harris) and Halie are struggling to hold on to their farmland when their grandson Vince arrives. Apparently unrecognisable to his family, Vince navigates a domestic life that is coming apart at the seams as his relatives gingerly edge around a long-held secret.

Gritty, captivating and dazzlingly funny, Sam Shepard’s (True West, Bloodline) Buried Child takes a dark look at the disenfranchised America of 1979 as recession and political discord take hold. Almost forty years after its first performance, the parallels with our own time are clear and our delusions about our family lives as tenacious as ever.
This highly-anticipated transfer of the critically-acclaimed Broadway production also stars fellow Golden Globe winner Amy Madigan (Gone Baby Gone, Field of Dreams) as Halie and features the creative team behind the sell-out Broadway transfer of Jesse Eisenberg’s The Spoils.

A classic domestic drama that invokes the Gothic, the mythic and the macabre, Buried Child is an American masterpiece that is rarely seen on the London stage. Playing at the Trafalgar Studios for a limited time, book your tickets today!

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Ed Harris is a five time Oscar Nominee and Golden Globe winner. A giant of the America film industry and recipient of a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Harris’s film credits include; Apollo 13, The Rock, The Truman Show, The Hours and Pollock. He also won a Golden Globe Award for playing Senator John McCain in Game Change. This autumn, Harris will star in the premier of HBO’s sci-fi drama Westworld. Joining Harris is Golden Globe winner and Emmy nominated Amy Madigan.

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When Can I Go

14 November 2016 - 18th February 2017


Trafalgar Studios Whitehall London SW1A 2DY

Where Do I Go

Trafalgar Studios, 14 Whitehall

How to Get to the Venue:
By bus: 3 11 12 24 53 77a 88 91 139 159 453
Closest Tube: Charing Cross and Embankment (Northern and Bakerloo)


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Trafalgar Studios, Studio 1

Trafalgar Studios Whitehall London SW1A 2DY

Latest customer reviews

  • Acting Masterclass

    17 February 2017

    There are times, particularly act I (of III), when the pace is slow and overly portentous, but this is forgotten in the face of such amazing acting in total, but particularly Ed Harris (who never leaves the stage). It is hard to ever take your eyes off Harris who is utterly compelling and ultimately completely sympathetic. There is a way in which the ultimate reveal doesn't quite equate to the disturbing level implied. Overall though, I simply loved watching these actors, particularly Harris and Madigan, at the top of their game.

    Jenny Fromer Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • Exactly I expected! :-)

    17 February 2017

    brilliant performances of wonderful play. Unfortunately putting it on is also perfectly timed! :-(

    Jane Perry Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • I loved it

    17 February 2017

    A serious subject but with many amusing moments. Ed Harris was amazing!

    Sandra B Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • Devastating

    15 February 2017

    This production is a slow burner that packs a devastating punch. Ed Harris gives an unforgettable performance.

    Jane Confirmed ticket purchaser

Latest critic reviews

  • 2 December 2016

    " [Ed Harris] he's captivating; the sort of contained cinematic performance that pulls an audience in close."

    What's On Stage

  • 2 December 2016

    "Atmospheric and meticulously performed revival of Sam Shepard’s strange American fable"

    The Stage

  • 1 December 2016

    "Buried child speaks to all of our fears, our despairs, our grief. Amongst an excellent cast, Ed Harris’ performance stands out as American Theatre’s King Lear, and Amy Madigan gives a chilling performance that will haunt theatre for a generation."

    From The Box Office Blog