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Photo Flash: Jesse Eisenberg's THE SPOILS Opens at Trafalgar Studios


Last night, Jesse Eisenberg's THE SPOILS recently had its press night at Trafalgar Studios. His third play, The Spoils originally ran Off-Broadway in 2015 at The Pershing Square Signature Center. The London production stars Eisenberg, Alfie Allen (Game of Thrones), Katie Brayben(Beautiful - The Carole King Musical), Annapurna Sriram (Billions) and Kunal Nayyar (The Big Bang Theory), and plays until August 13. It's directed by The New Group's Scott Elliott. To book tickets, call 0844 871 7632 or visit

Jesse Eisenberg is a BAFTA, Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee. His film credits include The Social Network, Woody Allen's To Rome With Love, Roger Dodger, The Squid and the Whale, The Education of Charlie Banks, Zombieland, Adventureland, 30 Minutes or Less, The Double, Night Moves, Now You See Me, American Ultra and The End of Tour. He can currently be seen in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice and in the upcoming Louder Than Bombs. Eisenberg has been in various plays, including The Spoils. Eisenberg wrote and starred alongside Vanessa Redgrave in The Revisionist at the Cherry Lane Theatre, and in 2011 he wrote and starred in the play Asuncion, also at the Cherry Lane Theatre. Eisenberg is a frequent contributor to The New Yorker and the author of Bream Gives Me Hiccups.

Kunal Nayyar starred in the original cast of The New Group's Off-Broadway production of The Spoils at The Pershing Square Signature Center, and is making his West End debut. He's best known for his work as the loveable astrophysicist Raj Koothrappali on Big Bang Theory. Additional stage credits include Huck and Holden at the Dahlia Theater in Los Angeles and Love's Labour's Lost at the RSC in Stratford-upon-Avon. Nayyar's other screen credits include the upcoming DreamWorks animation film Trolls, Ice Age: Continental Drift, Consumed, Sullivan & Sons and Nickelodeon animated series Sanjay and Craig. Nayyar released his first book, Yes, My Accent is Real, in September 2015.

Alfie Allen is best known for playing the role of Theon Greyjoy in Game of Thrones. Further TV credits include the upcoming Close To The Enemy, Accused, Moving On, Freefall, Casualty 1907, Coming Up, Joe's Palace, Jericho and The Golden Hour. His film credits include John Wick, Plastic, The Body, Confine, Powder, Freestyle, Soulboy, Atonement, The Other Boleyn Girl and Stoned. Alfie was last seen on stage in the national tour of Equus and The Spoils is his West End debut.

Katie Brayben's (Sarah) theatre credits include My Mother Said I Never Should at the St James Theatre, Beautiful - The Carole King Musical at the Aldwych Theatre, for which she won the Olivier Award in 2015 for Best Actress in a Musical and was nominated for an Evening Standard Award for Best Musical Performance, King Charles III at the Almeida Theatre/Wynham's Theatre, American Psycho at the Almeida Theatre, Joking Apart at Nottingham & Salisbury Playhouse, Ragtime The Musical and A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park, 13 at the National Theatre, John and Jen at the Landor, Friday 4pm at the Arcola Theatre, Company at Southwark Playhouse, Some Girls are Bigger Than Others at Lyric Hammersmith/Dublin Theatre Festival. Katie's screen credits include Vera.

Annapurna Sriram (Reshma) previously starred in The Spoils, and makes her West End debut reprising her role. Her screen credits include Billions and South of Hell . Annapurna has two forthcoming independent films: In Case of Emergency and Adrift.

Scott Elliott is an award-winning director, filmmaker and the founding Artistic Director of TheNew Group, a Tony Award-winning New York theater company where he most recently directedSam Shepard's Buried Child with Ed Harris, Philip Ridley's Mercury Fur, Jesse Eisenberg's The Spoils, David's Rabe's Sticks and Bones with Bill Pullman and Holly Hunter, and Thomas Bradshaw's Burning. Other directing credits include works by Wallace Shawn, Mike Leigh,Francine Volpe, Trevor Griffiths, Joe Orton, Ayub Khan Din, Stephen Bill, Noel Coward, Clare Booth Luce, Anton Chekhov, Christopher Kyle, Arthur Miller, Jon Robin Baitz, Kiki and Herb,Tommy Nohilly, Erika Sheffer, Neil Simon and Bertolt Brecht.

Photo Credit: Page 7 Photography

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