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Ed Harris to make West End debut in Sam Shepard play

Ed Harris, who will star in Buried Child. Photo: Krista Kennell/Shutterstsock
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US actor Ed Harris is to make his West End debut in a new production of Sam Shepard’s Buried Child.

The five-time Oscar nominee will star alongside his wife, Amy Madigan, whose screen roles include Frontera, Twice in a Lifetime and Roe Vs Wade, for which she won a Golden Globe.

Harris and Madigan reprise their roles in the play, which was originally produced Off-Broadway by the New Group – the team behind recent US-import The Spoils, which ran at Trafalgar Studios earlier this summer.

Buried Child, which will also play at the central London venue, runs from November 14 to February 18, with a press night on November 24.

The production will be directed by Scott Elliott, artistic director of the New Group.

Elliott said he was particularly excited to be returning to London so soon after directing The Spoils, and to work with British performers alongside Harris and Madigan.

“Buried Child is Sam’s masterpiece and I can’t wait to get another crack at it with Shepard’s masters, Ed Harris and Amy Madigan, along with some fresh British artists. Ed and Amy are members of the New Group family and I am particularly thrilled to introduce these brilliant stage creatures to West End audiences,” he said.

Buried Child is presented in London by Lisa Matlin, and Adam Speers for Ambassador Theatre Group.

Further casting for the show is yet to be announced.

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