True West

Thu 4 Sep 2014 – Sat 4 Oct 2014

By Sam Shepard
Directed by Phillip Breen
This production was originally produced at the Citizens Theatre.

The Guardian, The Times, The Daily Telegraph, Financial Times

Austin ‘the achiever’, an earnest screenwriter on the verge of success, is working on a script he has sold to a Hollywood producer while house-sitting for his mother in LA. When his brother Lee ‘the drifter’ and petty thief decides to stop by, he pitches his own idea for a movie and convinces the producer to ditch Austin’s love story for his own trashy Western tale.

Now they must work together to secure the deal. But with mistrust and jealousy bubbling under the surface and the heat of a Californian night melting away their inhibitions, their own flaws threaten to get in the way.

A modern classic by one of America’s most renowned living playwrights, exposing the cracks in the American Dream.

★★★★ ‘Searingly good… a revival which always holds its nerve’
The Guardian

★★★★ ‘Brilliant… An enthralling production of a true classic’
The Daily Telegraph

★★★★ ‘Spectacular’
The Times

★★★★ ‘Excellent… absurdly funny’
Financial Times

★★★★ ‘Sam Shepard’s combustible masterpiece, revived in a constantly alert, eventually scorching production’
The Stage

‘Sublimely atmospheric stuff’
Time Out


Cast includes Steven Elliott (Frankenstein), Alex Ferns (Joyeux Noël), Eugene O’Hare (Red Velvet) and Barbara Rafferty (The Last King of Scotland).

Creatives include Max Jones (Designer), Tina MacHugh (Lighting Designer) and Andrea J Cox (Sound Designer).

Please note no latecomers will be admitted to this production.