Rory Kinnear

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The Herd

Director Howard Davies Starring
  • Adrian Bower
  • Louise Brealey
  • Anna Calder-Marshall
  • Kenneth Cranham
    Bush Theatre

    The debut play from Olivier and BIFA award-winning actor Rory Kinnear.

    A domestic family drama set on Andy Griffith's 21st Birthday, The Herd is a humorous and touching look at the minutiae of living with severe mental and physical disability.

    The Herd opened at the Bush Theatre in 2013 and received its American premiere at Steppenwolf Theatre in April 2015.

    The Herd

    a lively and moving comedy-drama... Kinnear writes witty but always natural dialogue that allows his themes to emerge organically 

    Christopher Isherwood
    New York Times

    a vivid and unsentimental portrait of domestic life, flecked with wry humour Henry Hitchings
    Evening Standard

    contains some good meaty roles and displays the kind of emotional dynamism one associates more with American than British drama. Michael Billington
    The Guardian

    insightful, melancholy humanity pervades his debut play, yet the result is (at times deafeningly) full of emotional explosion Libby Purves
    The Times

    this play warrants nothing less than a box-office stampede Dominic Cavendish
    The Telegraph

    a witty, agonising and eye-opening play Paul Taylor
    The Independent

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