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NICE FISH, Starring Mark Rylance and Louis Jenkins, Enters Final Month in the West End


Audiences have just four weeks left to see Mark Rylance and Louis Jenkins' celebrated comic play, Nice Fish at the Harold Pinter Theatre in London's West End. The production, directed by Claire van Kampen (Farinelli and the King) and staring Academy and BAFTA Award-winner Mark Rylance (Bridge of Spies, The BFG), must end on Saturday 11 February 2017 following a strictly limited season.

In a unique collaboration with renowned Minnesotan contemporary prose poet Louis Jenkins, Mark Rylance draws on his teenage years in the frozen winters and culture of the American Midwest. This beguiling new play follows an ice fishing expedition where the ordinary and extraordinary collide in a sublimely playful and profound way.

On a frozen Minnesota lake, the ice is beginning to creak and groan. It's the end of the fishing season and on the frostbitten, unforgiving landscape, two old friends are out on the ice and they are angling for something big, something down there that is pure need, something that, had it the wherewithal, would swallow them whole.

Ron (Mark Rylance) and Erik (Jim Lichtscheidl) play old friends whose ordinary lives are comically exposed during the trip. They are joined by Kayli Carter, Bob Davis and Raye Birk.

The production has set by Todd Rosenthal, costumes by Ilona Somogyi, lighting by Japhy Weideman, sound by Scott W. Edwards and original music by Claire van Kampen.

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The American actors are appearing with the support of UK Equity, incorporating the Variety Artistes' Federation, pursuant to an agreement with Actors' Equity Association.

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