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Damian Lewis OBE will star in American Buffalo, by David Mamet, at the Wyndham's Theatre, opening on 27 April 2015, following previews from 16 April, for a ten and a half week limited run until 27 June 2015.
Directed by Daniel Evans and produced by Playful Productions, with Damian Lewis playing the role of Walter 'Teach' Cole.
Damian Lewis said: “David Mamet is one of our greatest living playwrights and I’m thrilled to be performing in his brilliant American Buffalo. It’s exciting for me to be back on stage, particularly as I will have the pleasure of working with director, Daniel Evans, who I trained with at Guildhall School of Music and Drama. We’ve always wanted to work together and I really can’t think of a more exciting project to partner on.”
Synopsis: "As three small-time crooks, Donny Dubrow, Walter 'Teach' Cole and Bobby plan one big-time heist, a tragedy of errors spins this razor-sharp and darkly funny play into a blistering account of divided loyalties, insatiable greed… and a coveted Buffalo nickel."
Lewis is best known for his role as Sergeant Nicholas Brody in the US drama 'Homeland', for which he was awarded the 2013 Golden Globe for 'Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series’ and a 2012 Primetime Emmy Award for ‘Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series’.
American Buffalo marks Lewis's first West End stage appearance since 'The Misanthrope', in which he starred with Keira Knightley, at the Comedy Theatre (now the Harold Pinter Theatre) from December 2009 to March 2010.