The Mentor at the Vaudeville Theatre

Vaudeville Theatre, London

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The West End premiere of The Mentor at the Vaudeville Theatre.

Academy Award winner F. Murray Abraham leads the cast in the West End premiere of Laurence Boswell’s critically acclaimed production of Daniel Kehlmann’s The Mentor.

Best known for playing Dar Adal in the American thriller series Homeland, Abraham’s theatre credits include It’s Only A Play, Othello, Richard III and Uncle Vanya.

The Mentor runs from 24 June 2017 until 2 September 2017 at the Vaudeville Theatre.


Benjamin Robin is a cantankerous old writer, whiskey aficionado and pedant, still basking in the reflected glory of long-ago success. Martin Wegner is a rising young literary star, heralded as “The voice of his generation”.

When Martin is given the opportunity to develop his new play under the mentorship of his idol, the two writers meet and two massive egos are set on a collision course in this perceptive and compelling comedy about art and artists and the legacy of fame.


The cast stars F. Murray Abraham (Homeland) as Benjamin Rubin, Daniel Weyman (Sideways) as Martin Wegner, Naomi Frederick (Hobson’s Choice) as Gina Wegner and Jonathan Cullen (Love and Sinner) as Erwin Rudicek.


Playwright Daniel Kehlmann, adaptation by Christopher Hampton and directed by Laurence Boswel.


★★★★ F. Murray Abraham …what a treat. F. Murray Abraham excels – The Times
★★★★ Pure pleasure – ninety minutes of civilized comedy. A delight – The Guardian
★★★★ F. Murray Abraham …hilarious. A star returns in high style – Daily Telegraph
★★★★ A wickedly funny tale. The great F. Murray Abraham …superb. Daniel Weyman…excellent. Delicious stuff, smart and funny…beautifully performed. – Mail on Sunday

Show Information

Performance dates
Booking to 2 September 2017

Important Notes

Important COVID entry requirements

We respectfully ask audience members aged 11 and above to wear a face covering
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At least 48 hours before the performance we’ll ask you to check-in online which will involve completing a health questionnaire on behalf of yourself and your party to assist with track and trace. Once completed, we’ll deliver your tickets to your mobile or smart device for contact-free entry to the theatre.
Social distancing
You are required to keep distance from other audience members and the venue’s staff while inside this venue.
Covid safety
This venue has additional Covid-19 safety measures in place to ensure the health and well-being of the staff, performers, and guests. This venue is complying with the latest industry 'See It Safely' guidelines.

Venue Information

Vaudeville Theatre, 404 Strand, London, WC2R 0NH
Nearest Tube or Train: Charing Cross (Northern line, Bakerloo line), Embankment (Northern line, Bakerloo line, District line, Circle line)
Nearest Buses: 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 68, 7A, 91, 139, 176
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