Hollywood actor Ed Harris is to star in the West End transfer of Sam Shepard’s play Buried Child.

Directed by Scott Elliott, Artistic Director of The New Group, the show transfers from New York where it completed its off-Broadway run in April 2016.

Elliott’s production of the Pulitzer Prize winning play received wide spread acclaim, in what was the first major New York revival of the play in 20 years.

Oscar and Tony nominated Harris reprises his role as the patriarchal father Dodge alongside his real life wife Amy Madigan who plays his shrew of a wife Halie.

Harris is best know for his Oscar nominated performances in Apollo 13 (1995), The Truman Show (1998), The Hours (2002) and the films Glengarry Glen Ross (1992) and The Firm (1993). His upcoming film projects include HBO’s sci-fi thriller series Westworld, an ensemble role in Warren Beatty’s romantic comedy-drama Rules Don’t Apply, Dean Devlin’s sci-fi film Geostorm, alongside Gerard Butler and Andy García, and Alejandro González Iñárritu’s The One Percent with Hilary Swank and Ed Helms.

Set in the context of the American farming family of the 1970’s, Buried Child is a dark, macabre and painfully funny family drama that shines a brutal light on disenfranchised Americans; it is as relevant now as it was during it’s first run almost 40 years ago.,

Buried Child will run from 14 November 2016 until 15 February 2017 at Trafalgar Studios.

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