Gary Shelford: Buried Child

Date - 30 September, 2016, All News Theatre
Gary Shelford | Sainou Talent Agency London

Gary Shelford will be joining the cast of Buried Child as Bradley at Trafalgar Studios.

Buried Child transports audiences to a rural America reeling from a recession, a downturn which hits the agricultural industry particularly hard. Dodge and Halie cling on to their farmland – and their sanity – while looking after their two wayward grown sons. But the arrival of grandson Vince and his girlfriend Shelly sends the family into chaos, desperately trying to avoid confronting a deep, dark secret.

Wildly poetic and darkly comic, the American family drama promises to pull apart the threadbare delusions of family life in a climate which draws strong parallels with the political atmosphere of 2016.

This revival of Sam Shephard’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama played off-Broadway earlier this year to critical acclaim, and transfers to Trafalgar Studios 1 for a strictly limited season from 14 November until 18 February 2017.


Gary Shelford's theatre work includes a World Tour of Henry V and The Winter's Tale for Propeller Theatre Company, The Stock Da'Wa at the Hampstead Theatre, Angry Young Man at Trafalgar Studios, Tin Horizon at Theatre 503, The UK Premiere of The Internationalist at The Gate Theatre, No Man's Land for Harold Pinter at The National and his award winning one man play Animal Farm.

His film work includes A Portrait of London for Mike Figgis, Bridget Jones:The Edge of Reason and Slapper for Chewitel Ejiofor. His Television includes Luther, Silent Witness, and The Quartermass Experiment for the BBC.

Gary toured the world for a second time with Propeller Theatre Company in productions, The Taming of the Shrew and Twelfth Night ending at the Hampstead Theatre, London. Gary then joined the cast of West End hit, Ghost Stories where he played Mike Priddle in the psychological thriller, before joining Shakespeare's Globe for their Summer season in 2015.

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