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.
WHAT’S THE STORY?
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…
WHO’S IN IT? TRUE WEST CAST
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
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Matthew Dunster’s production of True West starring Kit Harington (Game of Thrones) and Johnny Flynn (Hangmen) opens to mixed reviews at the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End.
Hailed as Sam Shepard’s masterwork, this contemporary American drama is set in the searing heat of the Californian desert and pits brother against brother as a family tears itself apart, exposing the cracks in the American Dream.
Harington and Flynn both give convincing performances but as brothers they are possibly mismatched.
The cast also includes Donald Sage Mackay as Saul Kimmer and Madeleine Potter as Mom.
True West is running until 23 February 2019 at the Vaudeville Theatre, London.
Read a round-up of theatre reviews from UK theatre critics at The Times, The Guardian, Time Out, Evening Standard, Telegraph and more, below
Further casting has been announced for upcoming West End production of True West, set to star Kit Harington and Johnny Flynn at the Vaudeville Theatre.
Sam Shepard’s play, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 1983, is about a Hollywood writer working on his latest blockbuster script, when his unruly brother appears and convinces the producer to make a different film based on his idea instead.
American actor Madeleine Potter (Broken Glass, Tricycle Theatre) and Donald Sage Mackay (‘Modern Family‘) will star alongside Harington and Flynn. They are expected to play the roles Mom and producer Saul Kimmer, respectively.
Harington, best-known for playing Jon Snow in the hit series Game of Thrones, plays screenwriter Austin while Johnny Flynn, known for appearing in the Netflix series Lovesick, will play brother Lee.
Harington was last on stage in the title role of Jamie Lloyd’s production of Christopher Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus whilst Flynn recently garnered rave reviews for his performance in the Broadway run of Hangmen.
True West will be the first UK production of the Pulitzer Prize-winner’s work since his death last summer.
True West runs is booking from 23 November 2018 until 16 February 2019 at the Vaudeville Theatre, London