West End Transfer Announced For Nice Fish %7C Group Theatre News %7C Jim Lichtscheidl and Mark Rylance %7C Photo Credit Teddy Woolf

The critically acclaimed comic play, Nice Fish, will transfer to the Harold Pinter Theatre this November.

Nice Fish is based on the poetry of Minnesotan contemporary poet Louis Jenkins, and will show at Harold Pinter Theatre from 15th November until 21st January 2017.

The production – directed by Mark’s wife, Claire van Kampen – tells the story of an odd couple whose ordinary lives are turned upside down during a comedic ice fishing expedition.

The comedy will see Mark Rylance (Bridge of Spies, The BFG) return to the West End in the role of Ron.

The full New York cast, consisting of Jim Litchtscheidl (A Serious Man, Best Man Down), Kayli Carter, Bob Davis and Raye Birk, will transfer to London for the limited season.

About Louis Jenkins

In 2008, Louis Jenkins and Mark Rylance began working together on the stage production of Nice Fish.

Louis has 17 collections of poetry and has been published in a number of literary magazines and anthologies.

More about Mark Rylance

Mark Rylance has previously worked with Clare van Kampen during his last bout in the West End, where he played King Philippe V of Spain in Farinelli and the King.

In 2015, he starred as Thomas Cromwell in the BBC2 adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s novel Wolf Hall, and gave an Academy-Award winning performance in Steven Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies.

Later this year, he will star in the title role in Steven Spielberg’s newest film, Road Dahl’s BFG.

Group booking

Discounted group rates to see Nice Fish are available for parties of ten or more.

A number of dining packages are also available for a pre-show meal at both The Ritz and The Ivy. GTOs should e-mail enquiries@groupline.com about group discounts. 

For more information visit www.nicefishtheplay.co.uk.