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The Spoils cast update - Trafalgar Studios
Further casting has been announced for The Spoils, written by and starring Jesse Eisenberg, opening at the Trafalgar Studios in central London on 2 June 2016, following previews from 27 May and running until 13 August 2016.
Alfie Allen, Katie Brayben and Annapurna Sriram will join the previously announced Jesse Eisenberg as Ben and Kunal Nayyar as Kalyan. The production will be directed by Scott Elliott and features set design by Derek McLane, costume design by Susan Hilferty, lighting design by Peter Kaczorowski, sound design by Rob Milburn and Michael Bodeen and projection design by Olivia Sebesky.
Synopsis: "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."
Alfie Allen is best known for his role as Theon Greyjoy in the HBO series 'Game of Thrones'. Katie Brayben is an Olivier Award winning actress, having picked up the Best Actress in a Musical award in 2015 for her lead role in Beautiful - The Carole King Musical. Actress Annapurna Sriram is preparing for her lead role in Michael Melamedoff's independent film 'The Books', about the struggles of an ambiguously ethnic actress who works as a dominatrix.
This is Eisenberg's third play, originally running in 2015 at The Pershing Square Signature Center where it was described as a 'tragicomic work' that explores questions of American privilege and the nature of family and relationships.