Why See Misery?
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.
Previews from: 22 October 2015
Opening night: 15 November 2015
Not suitable for those aged 13 and under. Features gunshots and graphic violence.
One hour and 30 minutes with no intermission
Cast and Creative
Bruce Willis as Paul Sheldon
Laurie Metcalf as Annie Wilkes
Based on the book by Stephen King
Adapted by William Goldman
Directed by Will Frears
What we thought
gripping Thrilling EXCELLENT
Metcalf plays Annie Wilkes impeccably, moving the audience from empathy to terror
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.Read full review
What you thought
1 reviews, average rating: (4.0 Stars)
Loved the book, loved the movie, loved the show! Laurie Metcalf killed... more
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