Michael Longhurst

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Starring
  • Annie Funke
  • Michelle Gomez
  • Jake Gyllenhaal
  • Brian F. O'Byrne
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    Roundabout Theatre, New York
    Michael's production of Nick Payne's black comedy about an ordinary family falling apart opened at the Roundabout Theatre in New York in September 2012. The play stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Gomez, Annie Funke and Brian O'Byrne and marked Michael, Nick and Jake's American theatre débuts. 

    Surviving school as a fat kid is tough enough. When your mum’s a teacher, it’s hell. What’s more, Anna’s dad is obsessed with saving the world and her maverick uncle Terry is dossing on the couch.

    When Anna hits back at the bullies, she suspended from school and stuck at home with hapless Terry trying to save her. But Terry needs saving himself and, as the bond between the two deepens, Anna is swept up in a friendship she can’t live without.
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    Reviews

    Michael Longhurst has added a high-concept staging device that... helps make vivid the play’s themes of environmental and emotional neglect

    Dominic Maxwell
    The Times
    Full Review

    Payne has had the luck of collaboration with the director Michael Longhurst, who matches his playful rigor with an inventiveness all his own. John Lahr
    New Yorker
    Full Review

    wonderfully unexpected things happen with water and props in director Michael Longhurst’s exciting, inventive staging
    The Washington Post

    a compassionate production from ardent director Michael Longhurst Marilyn Stasio
    Variety

    Using set changes that are both practical and neatly metaphoric, director Michael Longhurst shows that sometimes people with the highest ideals make the biggest messes. David Cote
    Time Out New York