Helen Hunt to star in Eureka Day at The Old Vic

4 July 2022

Jonathan Spector’s 2018 play Eureka Day, about the social disarray after an outbreak of mumps, will receive its European premiere in September.

The Old Vic and Sonia Friedman Productions are delighted to announce that Helen Hunt will star in the European premiere of Eureka Day, Jonathan Spector's multi-award-winning off-Broadway play, directed by Katy Rudd.

Academy, Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winner Helen Hunt (As Good As It Gets, The Sessions, Mad About You) stars as Suzanne in this satire on the quest for consensus set against the backdrop of a mumps outbreak at a progressive private elementary school in California in 2017 – the central question of 'to vaccinate' or 'not to vaccinate' taking on a whole new meaning in a post-pandemic world.

Eureka Day will play from 06 September to 31 October 2022. Full casting and the creative team are still to be announced.