Kit Harington and Johnny Flynn star in Matthew Dunster’s production of True West now playing at the Vaudeville Theatre. Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews…
Sibling rivalry and dysfunctional families are at the heart of Sam Shepard’s True West, a black comedy that has emerged from an initial drubbing Stateside with a revival in the West End.
As the two brothers battle over a script that could make them their fortune – True West becomes a play that is really about the writer, the late Sam Shepard.
Kit Harington and Johnny Flynn prove themselves agile performers with quick-fire dialogue and sharp comic timing in True West at the Vaudeville Theatre.
Opening in London this month is the transfer of the NT’s Nine Night (now at Trafalgar Studios), Jailbirds at the Etcetera Theatre, Pinocchio at The Albany, One For The Road at the Rosemary Branch, Orpheus at Battersea Arts Centre and Pinter 5 & 6 will arrive at the Harold Pinter Theatre.
Squeezed into a lean and tightly filled two hours, Sam Shepard’s True West is an acerbic glimpse of domestic dysfunctionality that plays out in sweltering Southern California, a blasted backfiring of the American Dream.
December can be a slightly overwhelming time to pick a show to go and see – luckily Love London Love Culture has selected seven of the very best opening next month…
Kit Harington and Johnny Flynn are to star in the West End premiere of Pulitzer Prize-winner Sam Shepard’s modern classic True West.