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The Spoils - 2016 - West End

£35-£85

The Spoils is the razor-sharp new comedy written by and starring international film-star Jesse Eisenberg.

BAFTA, Golden Globe and Academy Award nominated JESSE EISENBERG, making his West End debut, is renowned for playing Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in The Social Network. He also starred in To Rome with Love, directed by Woody Allen and is currently appearing in the blockbuster film Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. London born KUNAL NAYYAR is known to audiences across the globe from The Big Bang Theory. His theatre credits include the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Love’s Labour’s Lost.

Joining Eisenberg and Nayyar in one of the best ensemble casts assembled in the West End are ALFIE ALLEN (Game of Thrones) making his West End stage debut and Olivier award winner KATIE BRAYBEN (Beautiful, My Mother Said I Never Should, King Charles III, American Psycho). Completing the line-up is American actress ANNAPURNA SRIRAM (Billions).

Nobody likes Ben. Ben doesn’t even like Ben. He bullies everyone in his life, including his roommate Kalyan, an earnest Nepalese immigrant. When Ben discovers that his school crush is marrying a straight-laced banker, he sets out to destroy their relationship and win her back.

Schedule

Running Time: Two hours and 30 minutes, including interval

Trafalgar Studios (Studio 1)

(London, )
Whitehall
London,


 

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by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2018
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by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2019
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by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2019
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by TV News Desk - Apr 19, 2019
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by Stage Tube - Apr 15, 2019
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by TV News Desk - Apr 10, 2019
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by Walter McBride - Apr 1, 2019
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