Hand to God at Vaudeville Theatre tickets
Hand to God at Vaudeville Theatre tickets

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About the show

Broadway’s smash-hit, Tony-nominated comedy Hand to God transfers to London’s Vaudeville Theatre, starring Harry Potter’s Harry Melling as the troubled Jason and trouble-making Tyrone. Robert Askins’ unashamedly irreverent black comedy boldly addresses grief and religion through the hilariously fresh form of a sadistic sock puppet.

Directed by newcomer Moritz von Stuelpnagel, Hand to God follows Jason and his mother Margery as they come to terms with the loss of Jason’s father. Set in suburban Texas, Margery organises a puppetry workshop at Pastor Greg’s Church which is attended by three teens. When Jason is encouraged to express himself through his sock puppet, he is unaware of just how much he has brought the terrorising Tyrone to life. Soon, Tyrone takes over, spouting blasphemous foul-mouthed truths at everyone his path, with hell-raising and chaotically hilarious results.

Harry Melling, who is best-known for his role as the demanding Dudley Dursley in the Harry Potter film series, stars as both Jason and Tyrone, morphing quickly from one role to the next. Olivier Award-winning actress Janie Dee (The Seagull, Celebrations) plays Margery, alongside Neil Pearson (Waterloo Road, Bridget Jones) as Pastor Greg, Jemima Rooper (Blithe Spirit, One Man, Two Guvnors) as Jessica and Kevin Mains (Cilla) as Timothy. Hand to God also includes design by Beowulf Boritt, costume by Sydney Maresca, lighting design by Jason Lyons and sound design by Jill BC Du Boff. Puppet design is by Marte Johanne Ekhougen, with complicated fight direction by Robert Westley.

After a hugely successful 2015 run at Broadway’s Booth Theatre, Askins’ dark comedy received abundant critical acclaim as well as five Tony Award nominations, including Best Play. A freshly funny take on relevant, hard-hitting and, at times, heart-breaking topics, Hand to God opens at London’s Vaudeville Theatre in February.

Recommended for

Fans of Avenue Q and The Book of Mormon will find a very similar humour here. This production contains extremely strong language and violent content, which is not suited to children.

Age Recommendations: 14+ years

Dates and times

Running time: 2 hours
Opened: 05 Feb 2016
Booking from: 30 Apr 2016
Booking until: 30 Apr 2016

Location and map

Vaudeville Theatre
The Strand
London, WC2R 0NH

76 Reviews Add review

matthewpain 5' 10", 105 reviews, 4 helpful votes

I loved the chaos and the comedy that this play brought. I thought there where times went the humor went a little to far but all in... More

fifilou 5"7, 175 reviews, 6 helpful votes

The show was OK. I though it was a bit strange. It was quite funny show but... The set was really good.

sarahward 5 foot, 333 reviews, 7 helpful votes

SDTopper 5"8, 70 reviews, 1 helpful vote

Strange but undoubtedly funny show.

Seatfiller 6"1, 149 reviews, 1 helpful vote

The show was witty and had an element of Avenue Q with the puppets. The show was rude enough but in a comedic way. Great cast too.

HanE 5"7, 61 reviews, 2 helpful votes

ollielintott 5"10, 62 reviews, 1 helpful vote

Hattie 170cm, 18 reviews, 1 helpful vote

I dont often go to the theatre to see non musical shows but this one took my fancy and I really enjoyed it. Was funny from start to... More

nataliecarter1 5"4, 47 reviews, 5 helpful votes