The New Group’s production of Sam Shepard’s Pulitzer & Obie prize-winning play, Buried Child has extended its booking period at the Trafalgar Studios to 4 March 2017. The production began performances on 14 November, 2016 before an official opening on 1 December and was previously booking to 18 February 2017. Directed by Scott Elliott the production stars Ed Harris, Amy Madigan, Jeremy Irvine, Charlotte Hope, Jack Fortune, Barnaby Kay and Gary Shelford.
The Pulitzer Prize for Drama is awarded to plays by an American author, “preferably original in its source and dealing with American life”. Sam Shepard's Buried Child, which won the award in 1979, certainly does just that, offering a harrowing window into a troubled area of American life, showing the disintegration of an embittered nuclear family suffering under the weight of secrecy.