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Stranger Things star David Harbour to debut in Mad House at the Ambassadors Theatre

US actor David Harbour, who stars in Netflix hit Stranger Things, is to return to the London stage in June.

The Hollywood actor will star in the world premiere of Smash creator Theresa Rebeck’s new play Mad House.

Mad House will be directed by Hand to God director Moritz von Stuelpnagel, and will run at the Ambassadors Theatre in London from 26 June to 4 September 2022.

Currently playing at the Ambassadors Theatre is COCK, directed by Marianne Elliot and starring Taron Egeerton and Jonathan Bailey. COCK is set to close on 5 June, and it is currently unclear whether the production with transfer to another theatre, move to Broadway, or simply end.

David Harbour is most famous for his portrayal of Jim Hopper in Netflix sci-fi series Stranger Things, winning a Critics’ Choice Television Award in 2018, plus Primetime Emmy and Golden Globe nominations. He recently appeared as Red Guardian in hit Marvel film Black Widow. Other screen credits include Brokeback Mountain, Quantum of Solace, The Green Hornet, End of Watch, The Equalizer, Black Mass, Suicide Squad, and the title character in Hellboy.

On stage, he won a Tony award in 2005 for Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? at the Longacre Theatre, alongside Kathleen Turner and Bill Irwin. The production transferred to the Apollo Theatre in London in 2006.

Harbour is married to UK musician and actress Lily Allen, who made her West End debut last year in thriller 2:22 – A Ghost Story, which has recently moved to the Criterion Theatre in London.

Theresa Rebeck is an acclaimed American playwright and screenwriter. Her accomplished playwright career includes Omnium Gatherum, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2003; The Understudy, which premiered at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in 2008 starring Reg Rogers, Bradley Cooper and Kristen Johnson; Seminar, produced on Broadway in 2011 starring Alan Rickman; also Fool, Poor Behavior, The Family of Mann, The Bells and Mauritius.

Her movie screenwriting credits include Catwoman, Gossip and Harriet the Spy. For TV she created and was executive producer on NBC’s Broadway-set series Smash, and her other TV credits include NYPD Blue, Law & Order: Criminal Intent and LA Law.

The Ambassadors Theatre, where Mad House will play, is timed to undergo a major refurbishment after the show ends, and will be closed for a number of weeks.

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