The Prisoner of Second Avenue by Neil Simon starring Jeff Goldblum at the Vaudeville Theatre from 30 June

Jeff Goldblum to star in The Prisoner of Second Avenue, by Neil Simon, which opens at the Vaudeville Theatre 13 July 2010, following previews from 30 June - running to 11 Sep 2010.

Directed by Terry Johnson, designed by Rob Howell, lighting by Neil Austin. Produced by The Old Vic Theatre Company/Old Vic Productions plc, Sonia Friedman Productions.

A black comedy set in the 1970's, depicting a New York couple, Mel and Edna Edison, enduring the trials and tribulations of city life. Mel is made redundant and the stress of an economic crisis and urban life pushes him into having a nervous breakdown. The family gathers to offer support, with Edna stoically bearing the burden of his disintegration and self-pity.

Jeff Goldblum plays Mel. Recent theatre includes Speed the Plow at The Old Vic, The Pillowman on Broadway. Films include Fay Grim, The Life Aquatic, Igby Goes Down, California Split, Nashville, Jurassic Park, Independence Day, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, The Prince of Egypt, Powder, Mr Frost, Annie Hall, The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai, The Big Chill, Silverado, The Fly, Deep Cover, The Right Stuff, Between The Lines, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Into the Night, Next Stop - Greenwich Village, The Tall Guy, and Adam Resurrected.

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