A Very Very Very Dark Matter at the Bridge Theatre

Bridge Theatre, London

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London Theatre Company present the world premiere of A Very Very Very Dark Matter, a new play by award-winning playwright Martin McDonagh.

BAFTA and Academy award-winning actor Jim Broadbent (IrisMoulin RougeLongford) will lead the cast as legendary Danish story-teller Hans Christian Anderson, directed by Matthew Dunster and designed by Anna Fleischle.

As dangerous, twisted and funny as his National Theatre and Broadway hit The Pillowman, Martin McDonagh’s new play travels deep into the abysses of the imagination.

A Very Very Very Dark Matter will play a limited 12 week run from 12 October 2018 until 6 January 2019 at the Bridge Theatre.


In a townhouse in Copenhagen works Hans Christian Andersen, a teller of exquisite and fantastic children’s tales beloved by millions.

But the true source of his stories dwells in his attic upstairs, her existence a dark secret kept from the outside world.


The cast features Jim Broadbent (IrisMoulin RougeLongford,  Bridget Jones Diary, The Pillowman),  Phil Daniels, Elizabeth Berrington, Johnetta Eula’Mae Ackles, Alistair Benson, Paul Bradley, Noah Brignull, Regan Garcia, Leo Hart, Graeme Hawley, Audrey Hayhurst, Kundai Kanyama, Lee Knight, Jamie McKie, Ryan Pope, James Roberts, Alice Selwyn, Austin Taylor, Amelia Walter and Annabelle Westenholz-Smith including nine children who will alternate a variety of roles.


Written by Martin McDonagh, directed by Matthew Dunster with design by Anna Fleischle, lighting by Philip Gladwell, music compositions by James Maloney, sound by George Dennis, special effects by Paul Wanklin and video effects by Finn Ross.


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Theatre Information

Bridge Theatre
Address: One Tower Bridge, London, SE1 2SD
Nearest Tube or Train: London Bridge (National Rail, Northern and Jubilee lines);
Nearest Buses: RV1, 47, 343, 381, 42, 78, 188

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