The Starry Messenger
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The Starry Messenger

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Matthew Broderick and Elizabeth McGovern star in Kenneth Lonergan’s cosmic drama.

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Critic Reviews (10)

Time Out London
May 30th, 2019

But there is a smart, poignant existential drama somewhere inside ‘The Starry Messenger’ that struggles to escape the black hole of Lonergan’s indulgent impulses.
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The Telegraph (UK)
May 29th, 2019

My own final verdict? Broderick fans will need to see this but it’s so low-heat the staff at Wyndham’s don’t need to worry about switching on the air-con this summer.
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London Theatre
May 30th, 2019

Director Sam Yates's production is definitely a slow-burner, but the slow reveal of the play's intricate patterns is deliberate, finding both the poetry and the drama in the seemingly banal.
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The Guardian (UK)
May 29th, 2019

Sam Yates directs with due care but, for all its perceptiveness, I felt Lonergan’s play would work even better on the screen.
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WhatsOnStage
May 30th, 2019

It doesn't quite hit the heights, but it does – like the Planetarium in which it is set – offer a glimpse of them.
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The Arts Desk
May 30th, 2019

Kenneth Lonergan's Off Broadway play trades heavily on deadpan as it crosses the pond.
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The Independent (UK)
May 30th, 2019

Matthew Broderick excels in Kenneth Lonergan's play...The actors play characters that range from laugh-out-loud funny to twisty, wrong-footed ambivalence
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The London Evening Standard
May 30th, 2019

So, not a starry mess. But it's hard to be sure what the play is really about, and the languid approach makes for three hours of nebulous theatre.
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