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Vaudeville Theatre (London, )
404 Strand
London, WC2R 0NH

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


Review Roundup: Find Out What Critics Thought of TRUE WEST Starring Kit Harington Review Roundup: Find Out What Critics Thought of TRUE WEST Starring Kit Harington
by Review Roundups - December 5, 2018

Kit Harington - renowned for his leading role in the internationally acclaimed series Game of Thrones - and Johnny Flynn - star of the widely celebrated film Beast and US TV series Genius, star in Sam Shepard's ferociously funny, modern classic, True West, the first UK production of Shepard's work since his death last summer. Let's see what the critics had to say. (more...)

BWW Review: TRUE WEST, Vaudeville Theatre BWW Review: TRUE WEST, Vaudeville Theatre
by Debbie Gilpin - December 4, 2018

When Sam Shepard's play True West made its New York debut back in 1980 it was something of a flop - since then, however, it has been recognised as an insightful piece of theatre, with the likes of John Malkovich, Gary Sinise, Philip Seymour Hoffman and John C Reilly taking on the roles of Lee and Austin at one point or another in their careers. It's taken until now for the play to have its UK premiere; Matthew Dunster's production at the Vaudeville Theatre is as much a way to celebrate Shepard's career (who died last year) as it is to make a point about our ongoing need to label people as certain things. (more...)

Photo Flash: Exclusive Look at Kit Harington in TRUE WEST Photo Flash: Exclusive Look at Kit Harington in TRUE WEST
by Roy Tan - November 29, 2018

Game of Thrones alum Kit Harington stars in Sam Shepard's True West. Broadway World has an exclusive look below! (more...)

BWW Interview: Madeleine Potter Talks TRUE WEST BWW Interview: Madeleine Potter Talks TRUE WEST
by Rona Kelly - November 12, 2018

Sam Shepard's True West opens at the Vaudeville later this month. This marks one of numerous productions of the show to play the West End and Broadway, in the year following the acclaimed playwright's death. Appearing in her first Shepard play, Madeleine Potter talks to us about her admiration for the writer, her discoveries from the text, and just why this production 'must' resonate today. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal For TRUE WEST Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal For TRUE WEST
by BWW News Desk - November 9, 2018

Kit Harington - renowned for his leading role in the internationally acclaimed series Game of Thrones - and Johnny Flynn - star of the widely celebrated film Beast and US TV series Genius, star in Sam Shepard's ferociously funny, modern classic, True West, the first UK production of Shepard's work since his death last summer. (more...)

Madeleine Potter and Donald Sage Mackay Complete the Cast of Sam Shepard's TRUE WEST Madeleine Potter and Donald Sage Mackay Complete the Cast of Sam Shepard's TRUE WEST
by BWW News Desk - September 7, 2018

Madeleine Potter and Donald Sage Mackay complete the cast for the forthcoming West End Premiere of Pulitzer Prize-winner Sam Shepard's ferociously funny, modern classic, True West. They will join the previously announced Kit Harington - renowned for his leading role in the internationally acclaimed series Game of Thrones - and Johnny Flynn - star of the widely celebrated film Beast and US TV series Genius, and who received rave reviews for his performance in the New York transfer of Hangmen, in the first UK production of Shepard's work since his death last summer. True West will play a limited season at the Vaudeville Theatre from Friday 23 November - Saturday 16 February (Press Night: Tuesday 4 December at 7:00pm). (more...)