Hollywood superstar Ben Stiller takes the lead in a brand new London stage adaptation of Stephen King’s classic horror story, The Shining.
Coming to London’s West End in January 2023, The Shining is directed by Tony Award-winner Ivo van Hove (West Side Story).
What is the story of The Shining?
Author Jack Torrance (Ben Stiller) takes a job as a winter caretaker at the isolated Overlook Hotel in Colorado, hoping to cure his writer’s block. He brings his family with him: his wife Wendy, and his son, Danny, who is plagued by psychic premonitions. As Jack continues to struggle with his writing, Danny’s visions become more and more disturbing. As Jack starts to discover the hotel’s dark secrets, he begins to unravel into a homicidal maniac, hell-bent on terrorizing his family.
The cast of The Shining
The Shining stars Hollywood actor, comedian, writer and producer Ben Stiller in the lead role of Jack Torrance. Ben Stiller is best known for his movie roles including The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Zoolander, The Cable Guy, There’s Something About Mary, the Meet the Parents trilogy, DodgeBall, Tropic Thunder, the Madagascar series, and the Night at the Museum trilogy. His stage work includes the 2011 Broadway revival of John Guare’s House of Blue Leaves with Edie Falco and Jennifer Jason Leigh.
Additional cast to be announced.
Who are the creators of The Shining?
The Shining is directed by Ivo van Hove, an Olivier, Tony and Critics’ Circle Award winning director, best known for his acclaimed productions of A View From the Bridge in London and New York, West Side Story on Broadway, and All About Eve in London starring Gillian Anderson and Lily James.
The play is adapted by Tony award-winning playwright Simon Stephens (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time), and based on Stephen King’s 1977 classic horror novel The Shining. The novel was also turned into a 1980 movie produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick, starring Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Scatman Crothers, and Danny Lloyd.
The play is produced by Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender, who are teaming up again after producing Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.
Further members of the creative team for The Shining will be announced soon.
Reviews of The Shining
Reviews of The Shining starring Ben Stiller coming soon