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True West Tickets

True West Tickets

23 Nov 2018 - 23 Feb 2019

True West Information

Kit Harington and Johnny Flynn star in a new production of Sam Shepard's blistering play True West, for a limited season at the Vaudeville Theatre which opened in London's West End on 23rd November. Tickets are on sale for True West now. 

Shepard's play is about a Hollywood screenwriter named Austin who is researching a film set in, and his brother Lee, a drifter who burgles homes for a living. They reunite for the first time in half a decade in their mother's home in California. Over the course of the play, Lee pushes Austin to the edge of a mental breakdown.

Kit Harington, who is best known for playing Jon Snow in the television phenomenon Game of Thrones, will play screenwriter Austin. Harington has an extensive stage career having made his debut in the National Theatre production of War Horse, which eventually transferred to the West End. He has also appeared in Posh at the Royal Court, The Vote at the Donmar Warehouse and Doctor Faustus at the Duke of York's.

Johnny Flynn is known for playing Dylan in the Netflix sitcom Lovesick, and is also a renowned singer-songwriter. On stage, he most recently appeared in Martin McDonagh's Hangmen at the Royal Court. He was nominated for an Olivier Award for his role in Jez Butterworth's Jerusalem.

Directed by Matthew Dunster, True West is at the Vaudeville Theatre now.

True West tickets are on sale now. 

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Run time

2hrs (including interval)

Opening date

November 23rd, 2018

Closing date

February 23rd, 2019


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Vaudeville Theatre



Cast and creative

By: Sam Shepard
Director: Matthew Dunster
Cast list: Kit Harington, Johnny Flynn, Madeleine Potter and Donald Sage Mackay.
Design: Jon Bausor
Lighting: Joshua Carr
Costume: Jon Bausor
Sound: Ian Dickinson (for Autograph)

Our review

This is a review of the 2014 production. For the 2018 production starring Kit Harington, click here. Originally premiered in 1980 in San Francisco and first produced in the UK at the National in 1981 with the late Bob Hoskins and Antony Sher, Sam Shepard's True West is now an established contemporary masterpiece, and much beloved of actors wanting to test their acting mettle. I saw the National's production, and have since seen the pairings of Mark Rylance and Michael Rudko (at the Donmar...

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True West

Kit Harington and Johnny Flynn are set to return to the West End later this year in a revival of Sam Shepard's True West, which will run at the Vaudeville Theatre with tickets going on sale later today.Shepard's story follows a Hollywood screenwriter named Austin and his brother Lee, a drifter who steals from houses for a living, reunite for the first time in five years at their mother's house in California. However, despite seeming relatively stable, Austin is pushed to his psychological limits...

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