Buried Child

Five-time Golden Globe winner Ed Harris (The Truman Show, Pollock) makes his West End debut in Pulitzer Prize-winning play Buried Child.

Husband and wife Dodge (Harris) and Halie are struggling to hold on to their farmland when their grandson Vince arrives. Apparently unrecognisable to his family, Vince navigates a domestic life that is coming apart at the seams as his relatives gingerly edge around a long-held secret.

Gritty, captivating and dazzlingly funny, Sam Shepard’s (True West, Bloodline) Buried Child takes a dark look at the disenfranchised America of 1979 as recession and political discord take hold. Almost forty years after its first performance, the parallels with our own time are clear and our delusions about our family lives as tenacious as ever.
This highly-anticipated transfer of the critically-acclaimed Broadway production also stars fellow Golden Globe winner Amy Madigan (Gone Baby Gone, Field of Dreams) as Halie and features the creative team behind the sell-out Broadway transfer of Jesse Eisenberg’s The Spoils.

A classic domestic drama that invokes the Gothic, the mythic and the macabre, Buried Child is an American masterpiece that is rarely seen on the London stage. Playing at the Trafalgar Studios for a limited time, book your tickets today!

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14 November 2016 - 18th February 2017


Ed Harris is a five time Oscar Nominee and Golden Globe winner. A giant of the America film industry and recipient of a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Harris’s film credits include; Apollo 13, The Rock, The Truman Show, The Hours and Pollock. He also won a Golden Globe Award for playing Senator John McCain in Game Change. This autumn, Harris will star in the premier of HBO’s sci-fi drama Westworld. Joining Harris is Golden Globe winner and Emmy nominated Amy Madigan.

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Trafalgar Studios, Studio 1

Trafalgar Studios Whitehall London SW1A 2DY

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Cancellation Policy

No exchanges or refunds after purchase.

Where Do I Go

Trafalgar Studios, 14 Whitehall

How to Get to the Venue:
By bus: 3 11 12 24 53 77a 88 91 139 159 453
Closest Tube: Charing Cross and Embankment (Northern and Bakerloo)


Critic Reviews

4.3(3 reviews)
  • What's On Stage

    Dec 2, 2016

    [Ed Harris] he's captivating; the sort of contained cinematic performance that pulls an audience in close.

  • The Stage

    Dec 2, 2016

    "Atmospheric and meticulously performed revival of Sam Shepard’s strange American fable"

  • From The Box Office Blog

    Dec 1, 2016

    "Buried child speaks to all of our fears, our despairs, our grief. Amongst an excellent cast, Ed Harris’ performance stands out as American Theatre’s King Lear, and Amy Madigan gives a chilling performance that will haunt theatre for a generation."


4.2(43 reviews)
  • S. Hart

    Nov 21, 2017

    Sound quality was poor it was often difficult to hear above the orchestra

  • jan seddon

    Mar 2, 2017

    Walked out at half time, irritated by Amy Madigan's grating voice. It wasn't funny, tragic, compelling or superb and, quite frankly, I was bored. Could do better! Sorry.

  • Gerald

    Feb 28, 2017

    Screetching distant voice at the start . Went on much to long . Conversations of grandson and friend off stage and largely unheard. Slow boring build up and walked out before the last act. Bad choice of play for me