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‘Shepard's masterwork. It tells us a truth, as glimpsed by a 37 year old genius.’
New York Post
‘Sam Shepard is contemporary American drama, True West is contemporary America’
‘Shepard’s most accessible play. Scaldingly funny’
Kit Harington (Game of Thrones) and Johnny Flynn (Beast, Genius) star as warring brothers Austin and Lee in the West End Premiere of Pulitzer Prize-winner Sam Shepard’s ferociously funny, modern classic, True West.
Austin is working on a movie script that he has sold to producer Saul Kimmer when Lee stumbles back in to his life. Never content to watch from the sidelines he pitches his own idea to Kimmer, an action which has far reaching consequences...
Set in the searing heat of the Californian desert this critically acclaimed drama pits brother against brother as a family tears itself apart, exposing the cracks in the American Dream.
- Access Information
404 Strand, London
- Cancellation Policy
No refunds or exchanges after booking.
- Good To Know
The appearance of any member of cast is subject to change and may be affected by contracts, holiday, illness, or events beyond the producers' control. If in doubt please check with the Box Office before booking.
Performers use herbal cigarettes throughout the performance as part of their characterization.
- How Does It Work
You will receive a booking confirmation email.
If you have chosen to collect at the venues box office, please print the booking confirmation and bring it on the day, a minimum of 30 minutes before the performance start time. You will also need to present the card used to purchase the tickets as valid ID.
If you have chosen E-ticket, you can download your voucher from your booking confirmation. Please print your voucher – it is your ticket of admission. Bring the voucher to the theatre. We recommend you arrive 30 minutes before the show to settle into your seats.
- Suitable For Children
To be confirmed
- Performance Times
23rd November 2018 - 16th February 2019
- Where Do I Go
Vaudeville Theatre, 404 Strand, London WC2R 0NH
Charing Cross (Northern, Bakerloo lines) Embankment (District, Circle lines)
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404 Strand, London
Latest customer reviews
8 December 2018
Very entertaining Nice storyline Great acting
Kellip Confirmed ticket purchaser
6 December 2018
I love this play and know Shepard's work reasonably well. This telling of True West falls short of delivering the powehouse of tension and humour implicit in this play-Stakes were low - humour sparse and tension barely existent. The actors are good but in this piece they are lost and only barely get what the play is about i.e A sibling relationship and that did not come across. I did not believe them. This play is extroadinary but this production is like watching a mildly amusing sitcom.
M cotterell Confirmed ticket purchaser
6 December 2018
Having not seen the play before didn’t know what to expect. Loved the huge contrast between the personalities of the two brothers brilliantly played by Kit Harington and Johnny Flynn. As the wonderful and chaotic second act unfolded, the atmosphere changed to almost farce. A great evenings entertainment.
Maggie49 Confirmed ticket purchaser
3 December 2018
Interested to see him live on stage. Both men great acting and charisma. Would recommend if you enjoy small cast.
Eve Confirmed ticket purchaser
2 December 2018
Good show. Holds your interest
Cef Confirmed ticket purchaser
True West at the Vaudeville Theatre
1 December 2018
Afraid I can only use superlatives . A superb production of a great play. The lead actors were sensational, playing off each other with great skill. It was delightful to see their physicality change as the power play between them shifted. A great set, also, whose character changed along with the brothers. Both supporting actors were faultless. A fitting tribute to Sam Shephard.
Angela Stone Confirmed ticket purchaser
True West review
29 November 2018
Story poor - no point to it Some bad acting with lots of shouting Other people seemed to enjoy it which we didn’t understand at all Bored and disappointed
Les Confirmed ticket purchaser