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.