A middle-aged man tired of his routine life strays out of his marriage and falls for a younger woman. Tired of the plot you say? The Starry Messenger will prove to you that there is no such thing as an overdone plot! The play written by Kenneth Lonergan treats a common trope with such finesse that watching the play is a delight. The dialogues and monologues that explore the meaning of life and the universe itself are compelling and will draw you into contemplation. Yet, there is comic relief, and all is not serious in this engaging play. Kenneth is known for his previous works that include Manchester by the Sea, Gangs of New York, and You Can Count On Me.
About the Show
The Starry Messenger has a glittering galaxy of talented actors led by Matthew Broderick who also played the lead character in the 2009 Broadway play. Joining him is Elizabeth McGovern, who is famous for her role in Downton Abbey, and Olivier-Award winners – Jim Norton, Jenny Galloway, and Rosalind Eleazar. The rest of the cast includes Joplin Sibtain, Sinead Matthews, and Sid Sagar. The West End production is directed by Sam Yates whose repertoire includes ‘The Phlebotomist,’ ‘Glengarry Glen Ross,’ and ‘Murder Ballad.’
The Starry Messenger is a story that is simple and commonplace, yet profound and intensely personal for those involved. It follows the life of Mark Williams who is a middle-aged astronomer working in a planetarium in New York. His life is one of constant routine, and the complacency finds itself creeping into his relationships with his son and wife, with whom he only has habitual conversations.
His life starts to change when his father passes away, and his work is in jeopardy. To make things more interesting, he meets Angela, a trainee nurse who works in a hospital and a single mother. He starts falling for her, but something catastrophic happens that makes him question the meaning of life and their purpose in the universe. Watch The Starry Messenger to find out what happens to Mark, his wife, and Angela, at the Wyndham's Theatre.
The Wyndham's Theatre has a seating capacity of 759.
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The Starry Messenger London Tickets
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The Starry Messenger - Wyndham's Theatre Ticket Prices
Stalls: £81 - £150
Royal Circle: £81 - £150
Grand Circle: £30 - £57
Balcony: from £30
The Starry Messenger first premiered at the Acorn Theatre on Broadway in 2009. It will have a West End premiere at the Wyndham Theatre for a limited period from 16th May to 10th August 2019.
“Mr. Lonergan’s gift for dialogue laments the inadequacy of human communication, while quietly celebrating the valiance in trying to overcome it.”
– The New York Times
“Playwright-director Kenneth Lonergan sure knows how to enrich the process of fumbling reflection, lacing questions large and small, about ourselves and the cosmos, with characteristic sensitivity, compassion and humor.”
The Starry Messenger London Lottery, TKTS, Day Seats
Apart from getting tickets for The Starry Messenger online, there are other ways to obtain West End tickets for cheap, such as:
TKTS: The TKTS booth obtains its inventory directly from the theatre based on availability, and sells them for cheap. Refer to our detailed guide.
The Starry Messenger London TKTS
TKTS booths offer discounted tickets for certain shows, and can only be collected in person. Unlike New York, there is only one TKTS booth in all of London. You can check the availability of tickets for the show of your choice at the official TKTS website.
The website displays availability of tickets for the current day, along with the following two days. The Starry Messenger TKTS tickets for the show are currently unavailable.
LOTTERY: The winner takes it all! You can try your luck to obtain tickets for a performance on the same day at discounted rates!
The Starry Messenger London Lottery
Currently, no lotteries are available for this show. Keep a tab on this space for more details.
DAY TICKETS: These are tickets that are made available at the theatre on the day of the show.
The Starry Messenger London Day Tickets
Day Seats are discounted tickets that are available for purchase, and are to be used, on the same day at the theatre. Please note that the availability of tickets is based on the discretion of the Wyndham's Theatre Box Office, and may not be available for all shows.
Day Seats at Wyndham's Theatre are currently unavailable for purchase.
Q: Is there a way to purchase The Starry Messenger London TKTS tickets online, instead of waiting in line at the TKTS booths?
A: Unfortunately, no. The only way to purchase tickets is in person at the TKTS booth in Leicester Square.
Q: What time should I arrive at Wyndham's Theatre?
A: Doors open 45 minutes before show time. We recommend arriving at least 30 minutes before curtain.
Q: Can I take photographs or videos of the show?
A: The use of cameras (still and video) and sound recorders is not allowed inside the theatre.
Q: What do I wear to the show?
A: There is no specific dress code. Formal attire is not required; semi formal or smart casual is recommended.
Q: Is there a possibility that I will get partial view seating if I purchase discounted The Starry Messenger London tickets?
A: When booking with Headout, you will get to select your specific seats, thus, ensuring you do not get stuck with partial view. However, if you opt to try and win lottery tickets, or purchase day seats, your seats will be allocated at the discretion of the Box Office, which can potentially mean partial view seating or split seats.