Nice Fish

Nice Fish Tickets

Harold Pinter Theatre
West End

Olivier, Tony and Oscar winning actor Mark Rylance returns to London to star in his first self-penned play, Nice Fish, drawn from the words of Lewis Jenkins. Directed by his wife Claire van Kampen, it has been described as an "icy absurdist drama" and likened to a "folksy Waiting for Godot."

Originally commissioned and produced by The Guthrie Theater in 2013, the play ran at the A.R.T Theatre in Cambridge, Mass. before transferring to St Ann's Warehouse in Brooklyn, New York.

Rylance's drama, in which he also stars, is set on a frozen lake at the end of a long Minnesota winter and follows two men drilling holes whilst hoping to find some of the last fish of the season. The play that follows uses extracts of Jenkins' prose poems, and contemplate some of life's biggest questions.

The London production is set to open in the West End this November at the Harold Pinter Theatre, produced by Sonia Friedman.


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Nice Fish Synopsis: 

The play takes place at the end of the fishing season on a frozen lake in Minnesota, where two men travel out to the ice and find themselves contemplating life's big questions. The text brings together the prose poems of Louis Jenkins with original writing by Rylance.

Mark Rylance and Louis Jenkins. Drawn from the words of Louis Jenkins
Sonia Friedman
Claire van Kampen
Japhy Weideman
Scott W. Edwards
Todd Rosenthal
Ilona Somogyi
Cast list: 
Mark Rylance, Raye Birk, Kayli Carter, Bob Davis, Jim Lichtscheidl
Other info: 
Nice Fish originally ran at Minnesota's Guthrie Theater and A.R.T. in Cambridge, Mass. It had its New York premiere at St. Ann's Warehouse in Brooklyn on 14 February 2016.
Nice Fish Schedule
Previews from: 
Tuesday, 15 November, 2016
Opening date: 
Friday, 25 November, 2016
Available from: 
Tuesday, 15 November, 2016
Booking to: 
Saturday, 11 February, 2017
Saturday, 21 January, 2017
6 Panton Street, London, SW1Y 4DN
Nearest tube:
Piccadilly Circus

Latest Nice Fish News & Features

Nice Fish
Friday, September 16, 2016
Mark Rylance's Nice Fish extends at the Harold Pinter Theatre

It has been announced that Mark Rylance's self penned play Nice Fish has extended its booking at the West End's Harold Pinter Theatre where it is now booking for a further three weeks to Saturday 11 February 2017.

Mark Rylance Nice Fish
Friday, July 8, 2016
Mark Rylance's Nice Fish to open at the Harold Pinter Theatre

It has been officially announced that Olivier, Tony and Oscar Award-winning actor Mark Rylance will return to London's West End in his self penned play Nice Fish, which will run at the Harold Pinter Theatre from 15 November to 21 January 2016.

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