About Buried Child

New to the West End is the critically acclaimed Broadway spectacle of Sam Shepard’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play.

Depicting the disintegration of American nuclear family in the setting of 1979 rural America struggling with recession and political unrest, this play is strikingly relevant to a modern audience in the run up to the current US presidential election. The play casts a harsh light on the realities of disenfranchised American families during the breakdown of traditional American family structures and public disillusionment of the so-called ‘American Dream’.

What's the story?

Dodge and Halie are barely hanging on to their farmland and their sanity while looking after their two wayward grown sons. When their grandson Vince arrives with his girlfriend, no one seems to recognize him, and confusion abounds.  As Vince tries to make sense of the chaos, the rest of the family dances around a deep, dark secret. This wildly poetic and cuttingly funny take on the American family drama gleefully pulls apart the threadbare deluded visions of our families and our homes.

Buried Child Performance Dates & Times

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Who's it suitable for?

Who’s in it?

Multi award-winning actor Ed Harris stars as Dodge. Harris is well known for his many film credits such as ‘The Rock’, ‘A Beautiful Mind’ and ‘Gravity’. He currently stars in HBO’s hit series, Westworld.

Joining Harris on stage as Halie is his real-world wife Amy Madigan, known for many roles in American television and film. The two have collaborated repeatedly over the course of their celebrated careers.

Trafalgar Studio One

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Where is Buried Child?

14 Whitehall London SW1A 2DY
  • Nearest Bus stop: (Whitehall) 3, 11, 12, 24, 53, 88, 91, 159, 453; (Strand) 6, 9, 13, 15, 23, 29, 87, 139, 176
  • Parking: Some people may still know Trafalgar Studios as the Whitehall Theatre. Use both names if asking for directions.
  • Nearest Night Bus: (Whitehall) 12, 24, 53, 88, 159, 453, N2, N3, N5, N11, N18, N20, N44, N52, N87, N91, N97, N109, N136, N155, N381 (Strand) 6, 23, 139, 176, N9, N13, N15, N21, N26, N29, N41, N47, N89, N279, N343, N551
  • Nearest Tube: Bakerloo, Northern
  • Directions:

    (5mins) Head left on the main road Strand. Follow Trafalgar Square around onto Whitehall and the theatre’s on your right.

  • Nearest Station: Charing Cross


  • Air conditioned
  • Bar
  • Infrared hearing loop
  • Toilets