The Starry Mesenger

‘A comic drama about life, the universe and everything’
The Times
The Starry Messenger
The Starry Messenger

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The Starry Messenger

In the vastness of the universe are we all just lonely souls under the same night sky?

Hollywood star and multiple Tony Award-winning Broadway legend Matthew Broderick makes his West End debut in The Starry Messenger by Kenneth Lonergan, Academy Award-winning writer of Manchester By The Sea.

Mark Williams is lost. An astronomer at New York City’s Planetarium, he feels a closer connection to the infinite, starry sky than to his job or even to his wife, Anne. Mark doesn’t believe in fate or divine intervention, but the universe has other ideas.

After a chance meeting with Angela, a young single mother, Mark feels starry-eyed. But when a catastrophic event rips through their lives, Mark is forced to re-evaluate his life, his faith and his place in the universe itself.

Starring Matthew Broderick (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Mel Brooks’ The Producers), and Elizabeth McGovern (Downton Abbey, The Handmaid’s Tale), this bittersweet, comic drama is an unblinking exploration of love, hope and understanding our place in the universe, by one of the most celebrated writers working today.

“Matthew Broderick is wonderful”
Time Out
“Elizabeth McGovern brings a piercing vulnerability”
London Theatre



Written by

Kenneth Lonergan


Sam Yates

Set & Costume Designer

Chiara Stephenson

Lighting Designer

Neil Austin

Composer & Sound Designer

Alex Baranowski

Projection Designer

Luke Halls

Production Manager

Paul Hennessy

Associate Director

Rebecca Hill

Props Supervisor

Lizzie Frankl

Costume Supervisor

Heidi Bryan

Movement Director

Michela Meazza

Dialect Coach

William Conacher

Casting Director

Ginny Schiller CDG

Company Stage Manager

Ali Wade

Deputy Stage Manager

Natalie Braid

Assistant Stage Manager

Catherine Mackenzie

Wardrobe Manager

Sophea Bailey


Maidwell Marketing

Public Relations

Storyhouse PR

General Management

Simon Friend Entertainment

‘Matthew Broderick excels in this laugh-out-loud funny play’
The Independent
“A faultless cast, brilliantly led by Matthew Broderick create something truly special.”
Graham Norton
“Full of warmth and wry laughter”
Evening Standard