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Kit Harington and Johnny Flynn are set to star in a new production of Sam Shepard’s blistering play True West, for a limited season at the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End from 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 from 23rd November.
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Further casting has been announced for upcoming West End production of True West, set to star Kit Harington at the Vaudeville Theatre. Sam Shepard’s play, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 1983, is about a Hollywood writer working on his latest blockbuster script, when his unruly brother appears and convinces the producer to make a different film based on his idea instead. It runs at the Vaudeville Theatre from 23rd November.
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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 by his brother.