Wyndham's Theatre, London
American Buffalo - Wyndham's Theatre, London
Age Restriction: Recommended 12+ Contains very strong language.
Important Information: Recommended 12+ Contains very strong language. Owing to the nature of the production, latecomers for American Buffalo will not be admitted until after the Interval.
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David Mamet’s 1975 classic heads to the West End in 2015 in what is likely to be one of the most talked-about plays of the year. American Buffalo is set to feature Damian Lewis in a starring role as he portrays Chicago crook Walter ‘Teach’ Cole, with actor and director Daniel Evans calling the shots, at London’s Wyndham’s Theatre.
Whilst Lewis is best known to audiences for his starring role in the US television series Homeland, director Daniel Evans has made a name for himself with acting work and, in recent years, as the Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres.
Together they will bring new life to Mamet’s renowned script, which earned admirers following its Chicago premiere in 1975. Not only has it earned acclaim from critics, it has also been on the receiving end of various awards, including Tony Award nominations.
It takes audiences to Chicago where a story of double crossing and greed unfolds following the purchase of a valuable Buffalo nickel for $90. The owner of the shop selling the item, Don, soon realises that he could have got more money in the sale – having originally undervalued the coin – and he comes up with a plan to get it back. He hires crooks Walter ‘Teach’ Cole and Bobby to perform a heist and return it, but things do not go according to plan.
Damian Lewis is known to audiences on both sides of the Atlantic thanks to his starring roles in television shows and films, though he has also made an impression on the stage where he has appeared in the likes of The Misanthrope at the Comedy Theatre (now called the Harold Pinter Theatre) and Five Gold Rings at the Almeida Theatre, among others. His film and television credits include Band Of Brothers, The Forsyte Saga, Homeland, Have I Got News For You (as guest presenter on numerous occasions), The Escapist and Dreamcatcher, plus many others.
Meanwhile, Daniel Evans is the Artistic Director Sheffield Theatres and has directed shows such as The Full Monty on a UK tour, whilst also working as an actor with a role in the recent film version of Les Misérables.
Following up another US classic in the form of A View From The Bridge, American Buffalo runs at the Wyndham’s Theatre from Monday 27th April 2015 (previews from Thursday 16th April 2015).
Show & Venue InformationWyndham's Theatre
Charing Cross Road
Thursday, 16 April 2015
Wednesday, 24 June 2015
2 hours 15 min with 20 min interval