The Prisoner Of Second Avenue
Following his sell-out success in Speed-the-Plow, Hollywood star Jeff Goldblum made a hotly-anticipated return to the London stage in Neil Simon’s brilliantly observed, award-winning comedy, The Prisoner of Second Avenue. Academy Award Mercedes Ruehl also starred in this bittersweet, comic masterpiece about a man at breaking point. The play ran at the Vaudeville Theatre from 30 June - 25 September and was directed by Terry Johnson.
Mel Edison (Jeff Goldblum) can't sleep. In the heat of a New York City summer his air-conditioning has broken, his neighbours won't shut-up, his job is hanging by a thread and there are a gang of burglars on the prowl. As things go from bad to worse, Mel heads for a meltdown and his loyal wife Edna (Mercedes Ruehl) is left to pick up the pieces.
*Sonia Friedman Productions