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A Very Very Very Dark Matter

Martin McDonagh

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In a townhouse in Copenhagen works Hans Christian Andersen, a teller of exquisite and fantastic children’s tales beloved by millions. But the true source of his stories dwells in his attic upstairs, her existence a dark secret kept from the outside world.

Dangerous, twisted and funny, Martin McDonagh’s new play travels deep into the abysses of the imagination. A Very Very Dark Matter premiered at the Bridge Theatre, London, in October 2018.

Critic Reviews

Macabre, funny and ultimately serious . . . confirms that McDonagh is a genuine original with a talent to disturb.

Michael Billington, Guardian
Critic Reviews

A magnificent wild-card, possibly McDonagh’s most magnetic work this century.

Financial Times
Critic Reviews

It is going to split opinions. But who wants to be a "sitter on a fencer", as Andersen might say? I would go again. But, please, don't take the children.

The Times

Martin McDonagh’s first play, The Beauty Queen of Leenane, was nominated for six Tony awards, of which it won four, and the Laurence Olivier Award. In 2003, his play The Pillowman had its world premiere at the National Theatre, London, and received the 2004 Olivier Award. In 2006, Martin McDonagh won an Oscar for his short film Six Shooter. In…

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