Hollywood star and multiple Tony Award-winning actor Matthew Broderick will make his West End debut in The Starry Messenger this spring.

Written by Kenneth Lonergan, Academy Award-winning writer of Manchester-By-The-Sea, The Starry Messenger is a bittersweet, comic drama about one man’s unblinking exploration of love and need to understand his place in the universe.

The Ferris Bueller’s Day Off star plays a middle-aged man, numbed by unfulfilled dreams and the drug of unvarying habit, who steps outside his stultifying marriage for an affair with a younger woman.

Broderick returns to the role having played it off-Broadway in 2009 with a cast including J. Smith-Cameron and Kieran Culkin.

Matthew Broderick’s numerous theatre credits include acclaimed performances in Torch Song Trilogy, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, It’s Only a Play and Evening at the Talk House.

Downton Abbey‘s Elizabeth McGovern, most recently seen in HBO drama The Handmaid’s Tale will play Broderick’s wife.

The production will be directed by Same Yates.

Tickets go on-sale at 12 noon GMT Friday 18 January 2019.

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The Starry Messenger will run for a limited season from 16 Mary 2019 until 10 August 2019 at the Wyndham’s Theatre, London.