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Ended 14 Feb 2016 after 3 months

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Strictly Limited Run

'Misery' turns out to be something Broadway hasn't seen in years: an old-fashioned chiller...where the gasps and the giggles are deliciously jumbled together.

Closed 14 Feb 2016

Brand new for 2015

For his long-awaited Broadway debut, Bruce Willis takes on the role of Paul Sheldon, a historical romance writer who has just killed off his main character, Misery Chastain, in a bid to re-invent himself as a 'serious' novelist. But unluckily for Paul, his literary re-birth has a lot of detractors, especially his 'Number One Fan' Annie Wilkes (Laurie Metcalf) and, after a car accident near her isolated home, he finds himself recuperating in her 'care'...

What is misery about?

One of Stephen King's most psychological and suspenseful tales, Misery begins as a portrait of an author and fanatic, but as Paul is faced with former nurse and captor Annie's increasingly insane and physically abusive behaviour, it becomes more of a tense battle for survival. How will he escape and what's more, will he break out in time?

Did you know?

Authors feeling the heat from fans when a beloved character meets their end is not just fiction; in 1893 Arthur Conan Doyle wished to take a break from writing his famous detective Sherlock Holmes, and killed him off in a tumble over a waterfall. Fans were so outraged Conan Doyle received death threats and letters of complaint until he resurrected Holmes and carried on the series.

Additional Information


Previews from: 22 October 2015

Opening night: 15 November 2015

Closing night: 14 February 2016


Not suitable for those aged 13 and under. Features gunshots and graphic violence.

Run time

One hour and 30 minutes with no intermission

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Misery - Keep the Light on

It's difficult to say the least to imagine the action hero confined to a stage but Bruce Willis delivers thrills and more in this excellent psychological drama. more »

What You Say

1 reviews, average rating: (4.0 Stars)

Anonymous: “Well Done! October 28, 8pm Show”

Loved the book, loved the movie, loved the show! Laurie Metcalf killed as... more

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