Sell-out Broadway success Nice Fish swims the Atlantic into the West End!

Sell-out Broadway success Nice Fish swims the Atlantic into the West End!

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Fresh from a highly acclaimed and sell-out run on Broadway, Nice Fish is set to open at the Harold Pinter Theatre in November this year

Mark Rylance and Jim Lichtscheidl to star in Nice Fish at the Harold Pinter Theatre

The multi award winning actor and writer Mark Rylance writes and stars in the new comedy. Co-written with American prose poet Louis Jenkins, Nice Fish tells the story of two friends fishing on a frozen lake in Minnosota.

Described an “icy absurdist drama”, the play is set in an unforgiving, frostbitten landscape, where two friends, Ron and Eric, are angling for something big, when the strange couple’s ordinary lives are extraordinarily exposed in what’s hailed as a “sublimely playful, profound and very funny play.”

Nice Fish is directed by Claire van Kampen, wife of Mark Rylance. Van Kampen recently directed Rylance in Farinelli and the King, an Olivier Award winning play.

The BAFTA, Academy, Olivier and Tony Award winning actor Mark Rylance is playing the part of Ron, alongside Jim Lichtscheidl as Erik. Rylance is a familiar face on the stage, having won an Olivier and Tony Award for his performance in Jerusalem and the Twelfth Night.

Both Rylance and Lichtscheidl reprise their roles from Broadway in London and will be joined by the rest of the original New York cast, including Bob Davis, Kayli Carter and Raye Birk.

This heart-warming and acclaimed new comedy is showing at the Harold Pinter Theatre from 15 November 2016 until 21 January 2017.

You can buy tickets to see Nice Fish at the Harold Pinter Theatre on the West End from Shows In London.