David Harbour to star in ‘Mad House’ at Ambassadors Theatre

The play will open in June.

Sophie Thomas
Sophie Thomas

The Tony-nominated actor David Harbour will return to the West End this summer. He’ll star in Theresa Rebeck’s new play, Mad House, at the Ambassadors Theatre. Mad House begins previews at the Ambassadors Theatre on 15 June, with an opening night on 26 June and performances to 4 September.

Set in rural Pennsylvania, Mad House sees an old man named Michael return to his childhood home to look after his dying father. When Michael's siblings arrive home, the siblings must decide how to split their dad's possessions.

David Harbour will play Michael in Mad House. Harbour is best known for playing Jim Hopper in the Netflix series, Stranger Things, receiving Golden Globe and Emmy nominations for his performance. His Broadway and West End credits include Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? in 2005, earning a Tony nomination for Best Featured Actor in a Play.

"I'm so excited to return to the London stage with Theresa’s blistering new dark comedy" said Harbour. "It features two of my favourite things: the abyss of madness that lies at the pit of every family as they stare blankly, incomprehensively into the nature of our fleeting existence, and real estate.”

Bill Pullman will play Daniel. Pullman returns to the West End after appearing in All My Sons at the Old Vic. His recent television credits include The Sinner and 1600 Penn.

The Madhouse play reunites playwright Theresa Rebeck and director Moritz von Stuelpnagel. Previously, they've worked together on plays in New York, including Seared and Bernhardt/Hamlet.

Von Stuelpnagel's previous directorial credits include the Olivier-nominated 2016 production of Hand to God at the Vaudeville Theatre.

Further casting and creative team members will be announced.

Mad House is at the Ambassadors Theatre.

Photo credit: David Harbour (Photo by Gage Skidmore on Flickr.)

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