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Matthew Broderick makes his West End debut in The Starry Messenger at Wyndham's Theatre
In the vastness of the universe are we all just lonely souls under the same night sky? Hollywood star and multiple Tony Award-winning Broadway legend Matthew Broderick makes his West End debut in The Starry Messenger by Kenneth Lonergan, Academy Award-winning writer of Manchester-By-The-Sea. Mark Williams is lost. An astronomer at New York City’s Planetarium, he feels a closer connection to the infinite, starry sky than to his job or even to his wife, Anne. Mark doesn’t believe in fate or divine intervention, but the universe has other ideas. After a chance meeting with Angela, a young single mother, the stars appear to have aligned. But when a catastrophic event rips through their lives, Mark is forced to re-evaluate his life, his faith and his place in the universe itself. Starring Matthew Broderick (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Mel Brooks’ The Producers), and Elizabeth McGovern (Downton Abbey, The Handmaid’s Tale), this bittersweet, comic drama is an unblinking exploration of love, hope and understanding our place in the universe, by one of the most celebrated writers working today.
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Rated 3.8 out of 5 (229 Reviews)
  • Review Avatar May 17, 2019

    Great performances, great set & staging. Beautiful theatre with very helpful staff. Loved the starlight, and how all rolled with brief glitches. Script was not my fav, but thought all did well delivering it. Matthew & Jim were great, and so was Elizabeth but she is underutilized in this role.

  • Review Avatar May 17, 2019

    the play was good if slow, the theatre experience was terrible, we were literally surrounded by people eating and drinking and talking all the way through the performance. the theatre sells unbelievable snacks at the bar, hard peas, crisps, hard sweets all of which can be taken into the theatre, time for management to rethink as this really impacts on everyone the selfish people who treat theatre like a supper club, terrible terrible modern manners! shame them and ask them to leave!

  • Review Avatar May 17, 2019

    Not a very clear message, the final sentence “you can have it all” frankly confusing since some serious loss are in the plot and the carretof this 52 year old guy who gets a data entry position foes not strike like a great achievement ....a very very long play (it could have easily been cut here and there). To top it all, the acting was a bit too stereotypical. Some minor technical issues at the beginning provided the biggest laughs...all in all not a great play

  • Review Avatar May 17, 2019

    Too long especially the last monologue. We even wondered if the child ever existed. More interac

  • Review Avatar May 17, 2019

    Matthew Broderick is brilliant. Elizabeth McGovern and Rosalind Eleazar are a great cast as well. It's a pure pleasure to see the play - although it is a bit too long if you sit cramped in a tiny seat with a guy on the left side and another guy the right and they both think the armrest is theirs. And please provide us women with more restrooms.

  • Review Avatar May 18, 2019

    Beautifully written and beautifully played.

  • Review Avatar May 18, 2019

    Very disappointed Narrative dialogue delivery all under our expectations

  • Review Avatar May 18, 2019

    Great performances. Story was a bit shallow. Great venue.

  • Review Avatar May 18, 2019

    Good plot, well written and well-acted. The actress who played Rachel should have gotten top billing in the credits.

  • Review Avatar May 18, 2019

    The script is really boring and it’s so long

  • Review Avatar May 19, 2019

    Really enjoyed it. Funny. All performers were equally good

  • Review Avatar May 19, 2019

    People who expect an empowering, feel-good comedy like "Ferris Buellers Day Off" (Brodericks 1986 success) will be disappointed. Friends of Mike Leigh, Arthur Miller or Woody Allen could possibly like the play. Lonergan's themes like Midlife-Crisis and Existentialist Crisis mixed with facts about the Universe are great. Execution is a little bit dull and leaves the audience full of questions.

  • Review Avatar May 19, 2019

    Funnier than we expected.

  • Review Avatar May 19, 2019

    Enjoy the show a lot

  • Review Avatar May 20, 2019

    Too much focus on main character became boring.. Couldn't work out if it was supposed to be a comedy or not

  • Review Avatar May 20, 2019

    Thoroughly enjoyed the performances and script - good blend of humor, drama, tragedy and LIFE!

  • Review Avatar May 20, 2019

    I was hugely disappointed by the Starry Messenger. Given that this was the study of an ordinary man’s, ordinary existence, studying an extraordinary subject I was hoping for something that gave me the feel of a Mike Leigh film. What I got was a feeling that I should have stayed at home and polished the silverware as it would have entertained me more. This was a dull subject, made even duller, that failed to make me even smile. The affair was unbelievable, the acting was forced and that kind of shouty ‘look we’re acting you know’ style. Terrible. We left at the interval. Frankly, despite being in the gods for £45 a ticket my time is just more valuable. We had a lovely drink in Soho instead it was infinitely more enjoyable.

  • Review Avatar May 20, 2019

    Disappointing but well acted. Poor storyline.

  • Review Avatar May 21, 2019

    It was very long winded and it did not take off. Slow. Was boring. Very few exerted jokes. Story very American. Good actors, needed prompting, there was a malfunction with the stage.

  • Review Avatar May 21, 2019

    I did enjoy the play. Acting was good; perhaps the sound could be a little bit louder for the place I was sitting on. I will recommend to my friends.