I’m Gonna Pray For You So Hard


The UK Premiere



“Everything I did – every decision I made – led me right here – right to this moment, here with you.”

Ella is a precocious and fiercely competitive actress whose sole aim in life is making her famous playwright father, David, proud. Over the course of a wickedly intense evening, Ella and David deliberate whether to read the reviews of her off-Broadway debut. But that decision could shatter their relationship forever…

A hilarious and gut wrenching black comedy which sheds new light on the eternal struggles of family life. I’m Gonna Pray For You So Hard reminds us that you don’t have to be part of a theatrical family to know that life is filled with drama. And for that, there’s no dress rehearsal.

Written by Halley Feiffer 

Director: Jake Smith

Set & Costume Designer: Anna Reid

Lighting Designer: Jack Weir

Sound Designer: Jon Mcleod

Production Manager: Robert Harm

Stage Manager: Jennifer Hunting

Assistant Director: Abi Rutter

Assistant Producer: Chris Evans


David: Adrian Lukis

Ella: Jill Winternitz

“Remarkable, witty, heartbreaking, significant theatre” ★★★★★ The Upcoming

“Unmissable… everything that good theatre should be” ★★★★★ Everything Theatre

“Winternitz is outstanding” ★★★★★ Broadway World

“Adrian Lukis provides a flawless performance” ★★★★★ Act Drop

“A blazingly impressive piece of writing, immaculately staged” ★★★★ WhatsOnStage

★★★★ London Pub Theatres

★★★★ Reviews Gate

★★★★ London Theatre 1

★★★★ Paul in London

★★★★ The Arts Desk

Finborough Theatre: 28th February 2017 – 25th March 2017

Twitter: @PraySoHardPlay