VenueVaudeville Theatre
TownWest End
CountyGreater London
From30th June 2010
Opened13th July 2010
To25th September 2010
WhenMon-Sat 19:30. Jul 13 19:00. Thu,Sat Mats 14:30. No Mats Jul 1,3
PricesFrom £25.00. To £65.00.
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The Prisoner of Second Avenue

The Prisoner of Second AvenueT815009978
Set in the 1970's, The Prisoner of Second Avenue is a black comedy depicting a New York couple, Mel and Edna Edison, enduring the trials and tribulations of city life. Mel is made redundant and the stress of an economic crisis and urban life pushes him into having a nervous breakdown. The family gathers to offer support, with Edna stoically bearing the burden of his disintegration and self-pity. The Prisoner of Second Avenue originally premiered on Broadway in 1971, starring Peter Falk and Lee Grant, where it ran for two years and received a Tony Award nomination. It was subsequently made into a film in 1975, starring Jack Lemmon and Anne Bancroft.
Author Neil Simon

Archive :: production:T815009978, play:S02028552039, venue:V417

Production details

Supported by American Airlines

Special Performances

  • 20 Sep 10 Captioned


Producer Old Vic Productions
Producer Sonia Friedman Productions
Company Old Vic Theatre Company
Director Terry Johnson
Design Rob Howell
Lighting Neil Austin
Performer Jeff Goldblum (Mel)
Performer Mercedes Ruehl (Edna Edison)

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