Alfie Allen (Game of Thrones, John Wick, Equus), Katie Brayben (Beautiful – The Carole King Musical, King Charles III, American Psycho) and Annapurna Sriram (Billions, South of Hell) join the previously announced internationally acclaimed actors Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network, Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice) and Kunal Nayyar (The Big Bang Theory) to complete the cast of the European premiere of The New Group’s critically acclaimed Off-Broadway production, The Spoils. This razor-sharp new comedy, written by and starring Jesse Eisenberg, will transfer for a strictly limited season at London’s Trafalgar Studios, from 27 May to 13 August, with press night on 2 June.
Eisenberg’s third play, The Spoils originally ran Off-Broadway, to critical acclaim, in 2015 at The Pershing Square Signature Center from 5 May to 28 June. This play cements his reputation as a talented playwright whose tragicomic work explores questions of American privilege and the nature of family and relationships.
A cuttingly satirical glimpse of a lost soul searching to assent the reality of his situation. Perceptively disconcerting, The Spoils speaks to the exasperated, self-analysing millennial generation. A painfully awkward comedy, not to be missed!
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.
The Spoils is directed by The New Group’s Artistic Director Scott Elliott, with set design by Derek McLane, costume design by Susan Hilferty, lighting design by Lee Curran, sound design by Rob Milburn and Michael Bodeen and projection design by Olivia Sebesky.
Ambassador Theatre Group and Lisa Matlin present The New Group production of The Spoils.
Alfie Allen (Ted) is best known for playing the role of Theon Greyjoy in the multi award winning hit TV series Game of Thrones. Further TV credits include the upcoming Close To The Enemy, Accused, Moving On, Freefall, Casualty 1907, Coming Up, Joe’s Palace, Jericho and The Golden Hour. His film credits include John Wick, Plastic, The Body, Confine, Powder, Freestyle, Soulboy, Atonement, The Other Boleyn Girl and Stoned. Alfie was last seen on stage in the national tour of Equus and The Spoils will be his West End debut.
Katie Brayben’s (Sarah) theatre credits include My Mother Said I Never Should at the St James Theatre, Beautiful – The Carole King Musical at the Aldwych Theatre, for which she won the Olivier Award in 2015 for Best Actress in a Musical and was nominated for an Evening Standard Award for Best Musical Performance, King Charles III at the Almeida Theatre/Wynham’s Theatre, American Psycho at the Almeida Theatre, Joking Apart at Nottingham & Salisbury Playhouse, Ragtime The Musical and A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Open Air Theatre, Regent’s Park, 13 at the National Theatre, John and Jen at the Landor, Friday 4pm at the Arcola Theatre, Company at Southwark Playhouse, Some Girls are Bigger Than Others at Lyric Hammersmith/Dublin Theatre Festival. Katie’s screen credits include Vera.
Annapurna Sriram (Reshma) previously starred in The Spoils, alongside Jesse and Kunal, in The New Group Production, Off-Broadway, and she will make her West End debut reprising the same role. Her screen credits include Billions, alongside Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis and the series South of Hell with Mena Suvari and Zachary Booth. Annapurna has two forthcoming independent films; In Case of Emergency and Adrift.