The last time a star actor turned playwright appeared in his own play in the West End it was Matthew Perry in The End of Longing and it looked for all the world like a kind of vanity project given a degree of authenticity by its thinly-veiled sense of autobiography. But now Jesse Eisenberg -- the new king of actors seemingly custom-built to play geeks and nerds -- has brought his third play to... Read more
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).
Critic’s Choice – The New York Times & Time Out (New York)
Kunal Nayyar will not appear 1-13 August.
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.