VenueVaudeville Theatre
TownWest End
CountyGreater London
From23rd November 2018
Opened4th December 2018
To23rd February 2019
WhenMon-Sat 19;30. Thu,Sat Mats 15:00
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True West

True WestT01466472536
Two contrasting visions of America, imagined through the different characters of two brothers: Southern California. Austin, a Los Angeles screenwriter, is house-sitting for his mother while he puts the finishing touches to his current scriptwriting project. His hopes for peace and quiet disappear with the arrival of Lee, a small-time crook and drifter or as he would have it: 'desert survival expert'. When a Hollywood producer arrives to discuss Austin's project, Lee hijacks the meeting with a pitch for a Western based on his own, exaggerated life. The producer is browbeaten into offering Lee a big-bucks advance and Austin agrees to put his brother's vision into words. But their rivalry is too much for them and the tension rises into a dramatic finale. A devastatingly realistic power struggle from inside the mind of 'the bucking bronco of American theater'.
Author Sam Shepard

Archive :: production:T01466472536, play:S5365, venue:V417

Production details


Director Matthew Dunster
Design Jon Bausor
Lighting Joshua Carr
Sound Ian Dickinson
Performer Kit Harington (Austin)
Performer Johnny Flynn (Lee)
Performer Madeleine Potter (Mom)
Performer Donald Sage Mackay (Saul Kimmer)

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