Elling (play)

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Elling is a 2007 theatre adaptation by Simon Bent of the film of the same name. It was directed by Paul Miller and produced at the Bush Theatre, London, it then transferred to the West End at Trafalgar Studios for a Critically acclaimed and near sold out 12 week run, with John Simm in the title role (who was nominated for an Olivier award for best actor) Adrian Bower, Ingrid Lacey, Jonathan Cecil & Keir Charles.[1]

A completely different (and far less successful) version of the play premiered on Broadway[2] on November 21, 2010 using a completely different cast and director, it closed on November 28, 2010, after 9 performances and 22 previews.[3] The cast starred Brendan Fraser and Denis O'Hare playing the mismatched roommates who deal with common concerns related to friendship, work and women.[4] It also stars Jennifer Coolidge as Reidun, Richard Easton as Alfons, and Jeremy Shamos as Frank.[5]


  1. ^ Loveridge, Charlotte "Review, 'Elling' " curtainup.com, July 12, 2007
  2. ^ Gans, Andrew."Will Brendan Fraser and Denis O'Hare Star in Elling on Broadway?" playbill.com, August 11, 2010
  3. ^ Gans, Andrew."Elling, Starring Denis O'Hare and Brendan Fraser, to Close Nov. 28" playbill.com, November 25, 2010
  4. ^ Healy, Patrick. (2010, September 4). Brendan Fraser to Make His Broadway Debut. The New York Times, p C2.
  5. ^ [1] broadwayworld.com