His new play is set to be characteristically murky. A Very Very Very Dark Matter is, as the title suggests, about the darker story behind some of our most beloved fairytales.
The show, which premieres at London's new Bridge Theatre in autumn 2018, explores the secret inspiration behind stories such as The Little Mermaid, The Snow Queen and The Emperor's New Clothes.
BAFTA and Oscar winning actor Jim Broadbent leads the cast as Hans Christian Anderson. We see the Danish writer at the height of his career, celebrated around the world for his fantastical tales of mermaids, giants and royals. But, in the attic of his Copenhagen town house, Hans Christian Anderson harbors a secret: the woman who inspires his stories and must be hidden away.
We are promised a play that 'travels deep into the abysses of the imagination' and, with the combined talents of Martin McDonagh, Jim Broadbent and inventive director Matthew Dunster A Very Very Very Dark Matter sounds like a very very very tempting addition to The Bridge Theatre's second season.
Book promptly; the affordable £15-65 tickets are likely to sell out well ahead of opening night.
|What||A Very Very Very Dark Matter, Bridge Theatre|
|Where||Bridge Theatre, 3 Potters Fields Park, London, SE1 2SG | MAP|
|Nearest tube||London Bridge (underground)|
12 Oct 18 – 06 Jan 19, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
|Price||£15 - £65|
|Website||Click here to book via The Bridge Theatre|