Last Updated on 19th January 2016
Hand To God will feature an all-star cast including Janie Dee, Neil Pearson, Harry Melling, Jemima Rooper and Kevin Mains. This new play is directed by Tony Award nominated Moritz von Stuelpnagel.
Tony Award nominated Playwright Robert Askins goes for the jugular in this hilarious and provocative semi-autobiographical story with:-
One dead father, One messed up family, One girl who just wants to help, One school bully who always gets his own way, One man of the church offering comfort. And one Hand puppet called Tyrone who is completely out of control – Tyrone’s shocking, dangerous and taking no prisoners.
Hand to God explores the startlingly fragile nature of faith, morality, and the ties that bind us. Beneath Tyrone’s crude jokes and vulgarity, however, do we hear an element of truth? This new play brings Tyrone to life in a refreshingly witty and brutally honest show, causing us to question whether there is something of Tyrone in all of us…something we would rather remain hidden?
Producer Nica Burns said: “When I saw this play on Broadway, I laughed, I cried, I then cried with laughter and went aah at the end. This is a fantastic play – a black comedy with enormous heart. It is for anyone who has been part of a family, or indeed left out of one….It also has the best puppet sex I have ever seen! I am delighted to be working with a fantastic Broadway team, ace producer Kevin McCollum (Avenue Q, Rent, Motown) and wonderful writer, Rob Askins, a fantastic Director – Moritz von Stuelpnagel – Both Tony nominated for this play”