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Closed February 14, 2016

'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.


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.

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Previews from: 22 October 2015

Opening night: 15 November 2015


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

Run time

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.

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Nicola Quinn

Nicola Quinn

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

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

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