The Mentor - Vaudeville Theatre

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Venue Information
Vaudeville Theatre

Vaudeville Theatre
404 Strand
London
London
WC2R 0NH

Seating Plan

Directions

Directions
(5mins) Head out onto the main road Strand. Cross street where possible and go right 100 metres – it’s just after the Adelphi Theatre.

The Mentor

Over the years Laurence Boswell has presented various shows in the West End that have boasted some familiar names in lead roles, from Jake Gyllenhaal in This Is Our Youth at the Garrick Theatre to Madonna in Up For Grabs at the Wyndham’s Theatre. Now, in 2017, he repeats this feat as he directs F. Murray Abraham in Daniel Kehlmann’s The Mentor.

This also marks the latest occasion in which a production from the Theatre Royal Bath transfers to the West End, following in the footsteps of Hay Fever, Mrs Henderson Presents and Fences in recent years. So this production marks continued success for a range of people and audiences know that they are in safe hands.

The Mentor is translated from its original German by Christopher Hampton, who previously worked with director Boswell on the Tricycle Theatre’s The Father, and will mark the first occasion in which London theatregoers can experience Daniel Kehlmann’s work. The celebrated writer has had success with an array of novels, but The Mentor will introduce his plays to a new audience as they explore themes like the fleeting nature of fame and the egos of great artists at the Vaudeville Theatre.

This is because Benjamin Robin (F. Murray Abraham) and Martin Wegner (Daniel Weyman) are both writers at different point in their careers in The Mentor. The former is an older writer who is still coasting on earlier success, whilst the latter is a rising star with plenty of excitement buzzing around him. The tensions are brought to boiling point, however, when Benjamin is asked to mentor Martin and the two men come head to head.

Abraham is a great choice to bring life to the character of Benjamin Robin, having portrayed numerous roles in a range of acclaimed films during his career, from All The President’s Men in the 1970s to Scarface in the 1980s and Inside Llewyn Davis in the 2010s. He is best known for Amadeus in 1984, though he has also amassed numerous theatre credits on both sides of the Atlantic, including The Merchant Of Venice in New York and at the Swan Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon.

For The Mentor, not only does he star alongside the mentioned Daniel Weyman, he is also joined by Jonathan Cullen and Naomi Frederick as he heads to the stage under the direction of Laurence Boswell, adding his name to the long list of talented stars that the director has guided in the West End.

Following in the footsteps of numerous Theatre Royal Bath shows, The Mentor runs in the West End this summer, opening at the Vaudeville Theatre on Tuesday 4th July 2017 (previews from Saturday 24th June 2017).

Show Information
Booking From: Friday, 28th July 2017
Booking Until: Saturday, 26th August 2017
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