This week the London theatre bloggers discuss Jesse Eisenberg’s double West End debut The Spoils, Helen McCrory in Rattigan’s The Deep Blue Sea, the return of Titanic, and Human Animals at the Royal Court.
Jesse Eisenberg’s new play The Spoils received its UK premiere this week. Eisenberg also co-stars with Kunal Nayyar, both reprising their roles from the play’s New York run. Does it impress the critics?
In my years of covering theatre, I’ve seen a lot of Hollywood stars make their West End debuts, but I’ve rarely, if ever, seen it done with quite so much aplomb. Jesse Eisenberg and Kunal Nayyar – best known internationally for, respectively, multiple films including The Social Network, and US sitcom The Big Bang Theory – are both totally at home onstage and totally at ease with one another.
Alfie Allen, who last month cheered on his former Game of Thones co-star Kit Harington at Doctor Faustus’ opening night, will make his West End in a few weeks in the UK premiere of Jesse Eisenberg’s The Spoils…
The European premiere of The New Group’s critically acclaimed Off-Broadway production, The Spoils, a razor-sharp new comedy written by and starring internationally acclaimed actor Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network, Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice), will transfer for a strictly limited season at London’s Trafalgar Studios, from 27 May to 13 August 2016, with press night on 2 June.