Age Restriction: Recommended for ages 12+ - Contains very strong language
Important Info: Please note: Owing to the nature of the production, latecomers for American Buffalo will not be admitted until after the Interval. For the best availability, choose midweek performances.
Audiences in the West End will be treated to the performance of a well known actor of the screen as Damian Lewis takes on the role of Walter ‘Teach’ Cole in David Mamet’s classic play American Buffalo. The 1975 piece, which is highly regarded amongst critics, heads to the Wyndham’s Theatre in April under the direction of Daniel Evans and continues throughout the spring.
David Mamet’s acclaimed piece has been seen on numerous occasions in the decades since its premiere in Chicago in the 1970s, including productions in the United Kingdom, and it has also been on the receiving end of an array of awards.
Its plot, which takes audiences to Chicago, introduces us to a group of characters who decide to pull off a heist when a coin collector purchases the coveted Buffalo nickel for $90, a price that the shop owner, Don, soon realises was far below its value. He hires crooks Walter ‘Teach’ Cole and Bobby to carry out the task, but this sets in motion a story of double crossing and greed, all portrayed with Mamet’s signature wit, with sharp and vulgar language making this a memorable and chaotic journey.
Damian Lewis is a well known actor and his appearances on television have been wide-ranging, from his starring role in the hit US show Homeland to his numerous stints presenting Have I Got News For You. Beyond these credits he has also appeared in Band Of Brothers, The Forsyte Saga and the films The Escapist and Dreamcatcher, among others. But he has also made an impression on London theatre audiences with his starring roles in the likes of The Misanthrope alongside fellow-big screen star Keira Knightley at the Harold Pinter Theatre (then the Comedy Theatre) in 2009 and Five Gold Rings at the Almeida Theatre in 2003.
But American Buffalo isn’t the only American classic headed to the Wyndham’s Theatre in 2015, with Arthur Miller’s A View From The Bridge also headed to the venue earlier in the year following the successful run of new British play King Charles III.
American Buffalo follows both of them when it runs at the West End location from Monday 27th April 2015 (previews from Thursday 16th April 2015).
|Booking From:||Friday, 26th June 2015|
|Booking Until:||Saturday, 27th June 2015|
|Age Restriction:||Recommended for ages 12+ - Contains very strong language|
|Important Info:||Please note: Owing to the nature of the production, latecomers for American Buffalo will not be admitted until after the Interval. For the best availability, choose midweek performances.|
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