True West at the Vaudeville Theatre

Vaudeville Theatre, London

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Sam Shepard’s True West opens at the Vaudeville Theatre starring Kit Harington and Johnny Flynn.

Game Of Thrones’ Kit Harington and Johnny Flynn – star of the widely celebrated film Beast and US TV series Genius, star in the West End Premiere of Pulitzer Prize-winner Sam Shepard’s ferociously funny, modern classic, True West.

Set against the searing heat of the Californian desert, Shepard’s critically acclaimed drama pits brother against brother as a family tears itself apart, exposing the cracks in the American Dream.

True West runs from 23 November 2018 until 23 February 2019 at the Vaudeville Theatre, London.


Austin (Harington) is working on a movie script that he has sold to producer Saul Kimmer when Lee (Flynn) stumbles back into his life. Never content to watch from the sidelines, he pitches his own idea to Kimmer, an action which has far-reaching consequences…


The cast is led by Kit Harington (Game of Thrones, Doctor Faustus, Posh, War Horse) and Johnny Flynn (ITV series Vanity Fair, Genius: Einstein (National Geographic), Lovesick (Netflix) alongside American actor Madeleine Potter (Broken Glass, Tricycle Theatre) and Donald Sage Mackay (‘Modern Family’).


Written by Sam Shepard and directed by Matthew Dunster Hangmen (Wyndham’s Theatre & Royal Court, Atlantic Theater, New York).


“Harington is especially convincing” and “Flynn captures Lee’s initial menace as he hovers in a bullying manner” Guardian
“Kit Harington proves his mettle in Sam Shepard’s bleak battle of wills” Telegraph
“Harington degenerates hilariously and dangerously… Johnny Flynn’s comic perfection elevates this production” Independent
“a wickedly funny revival” The Stage

Show Information

Performance dates
Booking to 23 February 2019

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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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