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Buyer & Cellar
Comedy + Main House

Buyer & Cellar

“Irresistible, delicious and wickedly funny!” - The New York Times

Meet Alex, an out-of-work actor who finds himself working beneath Barbra Streisand’s Malibu home in her legendary basement shopping mall. A big hit in New York and London, Buyer & Cellar is an outrageous comedy about the price of fame, the cost of things, and the oddest of odd jobs.

Ten years after the critically acclaimed Off-Broadway production closed, this hilarious one-person show returns to London with the magnificent Rob Madge starring as Alex. Rob is best known for writing and starring in their hit show My Son’s a Queer (But What Can You Do?), which won the 2022 WhatsOnStage Award for Best Off-West End show and, following two West End runs, was nominated for a 2023 Laurence Olivier Award.

Written by Jonathan Tolins, known for his work on Schmigadoon! and The Good Fight and as showrunner of the new hit series Elsbeth, this production will be directed by Kirk Jameson (Song From Far Away, Madagascar The Musical) with scenographer Ingrid Hu (Song From Far Away, Chotto Xenos), lighting design by Jack Weir (To Wong Foo The Musical, Death Drop), composition & sound design by Emily Rose Simons (Miss Julie, Pickle), wig design by Craig Forrest-Thomas (Hairspray, The Magic Flute) and stage management by Rosie Morgan (The Artist, My Son's a Queer (But What Can You Do?)).



Alex | Rob Madge

Writer | Jonathan Tolins

Director | Kirk Jameson

Scenographer | Ingrid Hu

Lighting Designer | Jack Weir

Composer & Sound Designer | Emily Rose Simons 

Wig Designer | Craig Forrest-Thomas

Production Manager | New Wolf Productions

Stage Manager | Rosie Morgan

Marketing | MakeANoise

Press | About Grace PR

Social Media Management | JMF Communications

Artwork Design | Christopher D. Clegg

General Management | New Frame Productions

Presented by Ryan Hugh Mackey Productions and New Frame Productions With Theatre Royal Plymouth, Joly Black, Parker & Newes Productions and Con Limón Productions/JMF Communications


18 September - 19 October


King's Head Theatre



Reviews for the original New York production:

“A fantasy so delightful you wish it were true” - The New Yorker

“Seriously funny … both Barbra lovers and haters will be sold.” - The New York Times

“Fantastically funny” - The New York Post

Buyer & Cellar won the Lucille Lortel Award for Best Solo Show and was named “Best Unique Theatrical Experience” by the Off-Broadway Alliance during its record-breaking run at the Barrow Street Theatre.


Age guidance: 13+

Runtime: 90 mins

Content Warnings: Strong Language

BSL Interpreted Performance: Saturday 28th September at 2PM. 

Post Show Talks: Saturday 21st September at 2PM and Saturday 5th October at 2PM. 


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