The Starry Messenger tickets

In the vastness of the universe are we all just lonely souls under the same night sky? Hollywood star and multiple Tony Award-winning Broadway legend Matthew Broderick makes his West End debut in The Starry Messenger by Kenneth Lonergan, Academy Award-winning writer of Manchester By The Sea.

Mark Williams is lost. An astronomer at New York City’s Planetarium, he feels a closer connection to the infinite, starry sky than to his job or even to his wife, Anne.  Mark doesn’t believe in fate or divine intervention, but the universe has other ideas. After a chance meeting with Angela, a young single mother, Mark feels starry-eyed. But when a catastrophic event rips through their lives, Mark is forced to re-evaluate his life, his faith and his place in the universe itself.

Starring Matthew Broderick (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Mel Brooks’ The Producers), and Elizabeth McGovern (Downton Abbey, The Handmaid’s Tale), this bittersweet, comic drama is an unblinking exploration of love, hope and understanding our place in the universe, by one of the most celebrated writers working today.

“Breathtaking” Time Out

“The Starry Messenger establishes Mr. Lonergan as a possessor of all the crucial parts of a good dramatist’s anatomy: a critical mind, an empathetic heart and a musical ear that hears whole lives in sentences.” New York Times

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26 Jun 2019

It was a great presentation of person stage in middle life. Matthew Broderick with such bored and neutral emotion shows dilemma of middle age issues and temptations. Very great performance as always can be presented by such a lucky charm of artistic industry. Elizabeth McGovern represents women who run the family trying include the other half too. Rosalind Eleazar shows emotions of every young women who tries to do something better with their life. Great show !!!!

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23 Jun 2019

I saw the matinee performance of The Starry Messenger on Saturday 15 June 2019 and thought it was excellent. Funny, absorbing and subtly acted, not just by the principal actors Elizabeth McGovern and Matthew Broderick, but all of the cast. Thoroughly enjoyable.

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22 Jun 2019

I liked the jokes but fell asleep twice.

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21 Jun 2019

Rather a long play and very slow during the first half. However it held my attention and the second half was more enjoyable. It is worth seeing.

Ramone of Ilford
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20 Jun 2019

Don't expect fireworks from this play but do expect a witty subtle interesting show that explores middle aged relationships, passion and grief. We loved it.

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When is it showing
Today - 10 Aug 2019

Charing Cross Rd, London WC2H 0DA

Cancellation Policy

No exchanges or refunds available after purchase. 


2 hours 30 minutes approx (including interval)

How Does It Work

You will receive a confirmation email. Please print the confirmation email and bring it along with some photo ID to the box office at the theatre.  We recommend you allow 30-40 minutes to collect your tickets and settle into your seats

Suitable For Children

Recommended for ages 12 years +

When Can I Go

Performances from: Thursday 16 May 2019 until Saturday 10 August 2019 

Previews: 16 May – 28 May 2019  ( Preview pricing not applicable on 28 May)

16th July at 7.30pm performance will be captioned.    


Performance Schedule 

  • Monday to Saturday: 7.30pm 
  • Wednesday & Saturday: 2.30pm 
Where Do I Go

Wyndhams Theatre

Charing Cross Rd, London WC2H 0DA

Take an immediate left down Duncannon Street and then turn right up St Martins Place. Continue past the Garrick Theatre as the road turns into Charing Cross Road. The theatre is next to Leicester Square tube station.