Hollywood legend F. Murray Abraham recently starred in this new play The Mentor by Daniel Kehlmann, translated by Christopher Hampton which ran at the Theatre Royal Bath for a limited season from 6 April to 6 May 2017. The first of Kehlmann's plays to be performed outside of Germany, his novel 'Measuring the World' was an instant besteller and has since been translated into over 40 languages.
In The Mentor, Abraham plays Benjamin Rubin, a pendant writer basking in the glory of his past success. When he is given Martin Wegner, a rising literary star and wunderkind to mentor the pair meet in the German countryside where their egos collide.
Directed by Olivier Award-winner Laurence Boswell, artistic director of the Ustinov Studio in Bath, The Mentor opened to excellent reviews and was described as having "the aura of an event" by The Guardian as well as being "a witty comedy" by The Sunday Express. Much praise was levelled at Abraham as the Sunday Telegraph commented he "exudes an entertaining air of desiccation and disdain".
F. Murray Abraham won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as Salieri in the film adaptation of Amadeus (1983). Other screen credits include 'All the President's Men' (1976), 'Scarface' (1983), 'Star Trek: Insurrection' (1998) and 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' (2014). On stage his Broadway credits include Angels in America, A Month in the Country, Triumph of Love and most recently It's Only a Play.
Daniel Weyman plays Martin. His stage credits include Nicholas Nickleby, King Lear and Kafka's Dick.