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Mark Rylance's Nice Fish extends at the Harold Pinter Theatre
The new play extends run by three weeks.
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. The production begins performances on 15 November 2016 with an official opening on 25 November and was previously booking to 21 January 2016.
Drawn from the words of Lewis Jenkins, the play is directed by Rylance's wife Claire van Kampen, and has been described as an "icy absurdist drama" and likened to a 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.
"On a frozen Minnesota lake, the ice is beginning to creak and groan. It’s the end of the fishing season and on the frostbitten, unforgiving landscape, two old friends are out on the ice and they are angling for something big, something down there that is pure need, something that, had it the wherewithal, would swallow them whole."
The cast features Raye Birk, Kayli Carter, Bob Davis, Jim Lichtscheidl and Mark Rylance.
Directed by Claire van Kampen it features designs by Todd Rosenthal, costume by Ilona Somogyi, lighting by Japhy Weideman, sound design by Scott W. Edwards and original music by Claire van Kampen.
Free tickets to the production are available for audience members who come dressed as a fish or fisherman complete with fishing rod) and are available on a first come first served basis from 6pm on the night of the performance.
Tickets for the new booking period are now on sale.