Mad House - Ambassadors Theatre

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David Harbour (Stranger Things) and Bill Pullman (Independence Day) star in the world premiere of Mad House at the Ambassadors Theatre in London.

Mad House is written by acclaimed playwright and the creator of the Smash TV series, Theresa Rebeck.

This new play is directed by the Tony Award nominated director ofHand to God, Moritz von Stuelpnagel, and will play at the Ambassadors Theatre in London for a strictly limited season from 26 June to 4 September 2022.

Who is in the cast of Mad House?

Hollywood and TV stars David Harbour and Bill Pullman headline the cast of Mad House.

Joining David Harbour as Michael and Bill Pullman as Daniel is Olivier Award nominee Stephen Wight (I May Destroy You) as Nedward, Akiya Henry (Much Ado About Nothing – RSC) as Lillian, Hanako Footman (The Crown) as Devon, Sinead Matthews (Hullraisers, The Crown) as Pam, Charlie Oscar (Doctor Who) as Skylar.

David Harbour is famous for his portrayal of Jim Hopper in Netflix sci-fi series Stranger Things, winning a Critics’ Choice Television Award in 2018, and Primetime Emmy and Golden Globe nominations. He recently appeared as Red Guardian in hit Marvel film Black Widow, and 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, David 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.

Star of stage and screen Bill Pullman previously appeared in the West End in All My Sons at The Old Vic theatre. Other theatre includes The Other Place, Oleanna, and The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? on Broadway. On TV Bill’s work includes The Sinner, Halston, Ten X Ten, Torchwood and Fallen Angels. On Film, his credits include Independence Day, Dark Waters, The Equalizer, Battles of the Sexes, Independence Day: Resurgence, While You Were Sleeping, Wyatt Earp, Sleepless in Seattle, Sommersby, Newsies, and Ruthless People.

Who are the creative team of Mad House?

Mad House is written by 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.

The play is directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel. His work on Broadway includes Bernhardt/Hamlet (Roundabout Theatre Company), Present Laughter (St James Theatre), and the acclaimed Hand to God (Booth Theater – nomination for Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play, and also in the West End at the Vaudeville Theatre).

What’s Mad House about?

A family reunion. Time to pay your last disrespects. In rural Pennsylvania, Michael has returned to his childhood home to look after his dying father. His siblings Ned and Pam soon arrive, determined to work out how much money Dad actually has left and how they’re getting their hands on it.


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Performance dates
Booking to 4 September 2022
Performance days
Evenings: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Matinees: Thursday, Saturday, Sunday

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Contains discussion of death, mental illness and self-harm, transphobic and racist language, sexual content and swearing.


Venue Information

Ambassadors Theatre, West Street, London, WC2H 9ND
Nearest Tube or Train: Leicester Square (Northern line, Piccadilly line)
Nearest Buses: 14, 19, 22, 24, 29, 38, 40, 176
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Bill Pullman to join David Harbour in Mad House at the Ambassadors Theatre
Hollywood and TV star Bill Pullman is to join David Harbour in the world première of Theresa Rebeck’s new play Mad House at the Ambassadors Theatre in London. Billed as dark and funny, the new play will be directed by Hand To God director Moritz von Stuelpnagel, and runs from 26 June to 4 September 2022. Writer Theresa Rebeck, who created the TV musical series Smash, told the press today that, “There are those projects when the stars simply align, and to see David and Bill together on stage is beyond my wildest dreams. I’m very much looking forward to being back in the rehearsal room with Moritz as we bring the play to production here in London.” David Harbour also said: “So excited to return to the London stage with Theresa’s blistering new dark comedy. 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.” The production reunites Rebeck and von Stuelpnagel following their collaborations on Bernhardt/Hamlet and Seared. Both David Harbour and Bill Pullman have appeared in the West End before: Harbour in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? at the Apollo Theatre, and Pullman in All My Sons at The Old Vic. Mad House is set in rural Pennsylvania, where Michael (David Harbour) has returned to his childhood home to look after his dying father. His siblings Ned and Pam soon arrive, determined to work out how much money Dad actually has left and how they're getting their hands on it. Mad House is produced by Ambassador Theatre Group Productions and Gavin Kalin Productions. Currently playing at the Ambassadors Theatre is COCK, directed by Marianne Elliot and starring Taron Egeerton and Jonathan Bailey. More about Mad House at the Ambassadors Theatre in London
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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. More about Mad House at the Ambassadors Theatre in London

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