Check out these rehearsal images of Kit Harington (Game of Thrones) and Johnny Flynn (Beast and US TV series Genius), who are starring in Sam Shepard’s ferociously funny, modern classic, True West, the first UK production of Shepard’s work since his death last summer.
True West will play a limited season at the Vaudeville Theatre from Friday 23 November – Saturday 23 February (Press Night: Tuesday 4 December at 7:00pm).
Madeleine Potter will play Mom – the mother of warring brothers Austin and Lee – and Donald Sage Mackay will take the role of Hollywood producer, Saul Kimmer. They will star opposite Kit Harington and Johnny Flynn as brothers Austin and Lee.
Two of the most challenging and sought after roles in modern drama, some of the greatest American and British actors of the last 30 years have played the brothers since the play’s debut in 1980.
Olivier-nominated Matthew Dunster (Hangmen, Love And Money) will direct True West. The creative team joining him includes Jon Bausor Set and Costume Design, Joshua Carr Lighting Design and Ian Dickinson Sound Design. As well as playing the role of Lee, Johnny Flynn will also compose original music for the production.
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 against the searing heat of the Californian desert, Shepard’s critically acclaimed drama pits brother against brother as a family tears itself apart, exposing the cracks in the American Dream.
Photos: Marc Brenner