Buried ChildDuration 2h50

Trafalgar Studios 1, 14 Whitehall, London, United Kingdom SW1A 2DY

Ed Harris makes his West End debut at Trafalgar Studios 1 in the transfer of the critically lauded Broadway family drama Buried Child.

5 time Oscar Nominee and Golden Globe winner Harris will co-star with Academy Award nominee and wife Amy Madigan in the transfer of Sam Shepard’s Putlizer Prize-winning play, fresh from critical acclaim on Broadway.

Harris and Madigan play couple Dodge and Halie, two 1979 rural American farmers who are desperate to hang on to their farmland – and sanity – while looking after two wayward grown sons. But the arrival of their grandson Vince sets into motion a chain of confusion and chaotic events, while the rest of the family dances around a dark secret.

Wildly poetic, cuttingly funny and playing to a backdrop of recession and political unrest, the parallels between then and now are compelling, casting a brutal light on disenfranchised Americans and their threadbare deluded visions of families and homes. This is a dark, macabre and painfully funny drama.

Cast & Creatives

Ed Harris, Amy Madigan, Jeremy Irvine, Charlotte Hope, Jack Fortune, Barnaby Kay, Gary Shelford
Sam Shepard
Scott Elliott
Lisa Matlin & Adam Speers for the Ambassador Theatre Group

Trafalgar Studios 1

14 Whitehall, London, United Kingdom SW1A 2DY
0844 871 7632 (Calls cost 7p per min plus your telephone company's network access charge)
Official site
Nearest tube
Charing Cross/Embankment (approx. 500m)
Nearest bus
3, 9, 11, 12, 24, 29, 53, 77A, 88, 153, 159
Nearest train
Charing Cross

50% off parking when you park at Q-Park Trafalgar, only 2 minutes walk away.

This venue accepts Theatre Tokens

Access information

How to book
Tel: 0844 871 7677 (Calls cost 7p per min plus your telephone company's network access charge) Minicom: 0870 060 6641 Email: trafalgarboxoffice@theambassadors.com
Discounts for all disabled customers, please call the Box Office to check availability.
Limited mobility
Leg room is generally good with extra space on the front row and on the side aisle of row E.
Access description
Level access from the street to the foyer. Box Office opposite. All staircases have handrails and steps are highlighted. 25 steps down then up 10 steps in to the auditorium (3 steps between rows). Theatre opens 1 hour before performance. There is a lift to Studio 2 and Studio Bar, plis a stair lift to Studio 1.
Hearing impaired
Infrared system in the auditorium with 16 headsets, available from the box office with a deposit. Check with Box Office which seats in the auditorium have best reception. Induction Loop and Sennheiser Mobile Connect also available
Guide dogs policy
Guide dogs are allowed inside the auditorium by prior arrangement with the theatre, alternatively staff are happy to dog-sit. You will be seated in an aisle seat.
No spaces for people who need to remain in their wheelchairs. Transfer seating is available to Row A (3 spaces) and K (1 space). Access to Row A is through the Stalls Bar and Row K is up 14 steps. Wheelchair users must bring 2 people to help with the steps. The theatre can store a maximum of 3 wheelchairs per performance. Venue is not suitable for scooters.
22 steps up from the foyer to women’s and men’s. More toilets off the Stalls Bar.
Disabled toilets
No adapted WC.
Foyer bar next to the Box Office. 25 steps to Stalls Bar (spacious, few seats). Drinks can be brought to disabled customers in the auditorium upon request.
This venue accepts Theatre Tokens