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We have a lot to thank Theresa Rebeck for. She has written numerous popular plays, TV series and books, and now she’s back with another beauty of a family drama. It’s called Mad House and it’s on at the Ambassadors Theatre for a strictly limited run, from 26th June to 4th September 2022. So what’s the plot? Michael has returned to his old family home in rural Pennsylvania, where his father lies dying. While Michael cares for his dad, his brother Ned and sister Pam have a different agenda. They want to know how much dad has left in his Will, and they want it all for themselves.
We love what one of the stars of the show, David Harbour, says about it: Apparently he is "So excited to return to the London stage with Theresa's blistering new dark comedy. It features two of my favourite things: the abyss of madness that lies at the pit of every family as they stare blankly, incomprehensively into the nature of our fleeting existence, and real estate." Also starring is the national treasure Bill Pullman. The fun is directed by directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel, and the creative team will be announced nearer the time. That’s what we call something to look forward to!
Audience Latest Reviews
Reviews Summary based on 15 reviews
What to expect
Not an easy-peasy play..
Excellent taboo topics in the western coulture:
- family issues
- mental diseases
Nice mirror!! Kárpáti, 25 Aug 2022
Great story and acting about family dysfunction and mental health issues. As a licensed counselor, I'm happy to see these issues addressed in a lovely, understandable manner. It moved me. Great night at the theatre!! Roselle, 17 Aug 2022
So true to realities of life
Absolutely loved this show! It did not conform to the BS of politicly correct in todays world of insecure people. It really pulls at your heart strings knowing this is true for so mamy families. Funny, witty, shocking and full of excitement. Great job!! 2 thumbs up from us Leslie, 29 Jul 2022
Difficult subjects well handled
Some people might not want to engage with the subject matter of madness,illness, family tensions and death. But I was OK with it because it was handled well and the high level of acting encouraged empathy and emotion from the audience and indeed a fair bit of laughter. Jane, 25 Jul 2022
Incredibly thoughtful experience
I went into this show not expecting much, if anything. I received much more. The acting and the story were both so emotive, I was really taken aback. I would highly recommend this Platz if you are a close confines dark humour fan, this show is for you. Dean, 23 Jul 2022
not suitable for families.Older people can relate to story as dark humour anne, 18 Jul 2022
Dark funny play, excellent performances all round. First half stronger because Bill Pullman’s character was on more. Amanda, 25 Jun 2022
Not the best
Good story line, but sound projection at times very poor. First half of the show was better than the second. William, 18 Jun 2022