About True West

.'Game of Thrones' star Kit Harington and Jerusalem actor Johnny Flynn star in Sam Shepard’s blistering play True West on its return to London. Directed by Matthew Dunster, the Pulitzer Prize-nominated play returns to London at the Vaudeville Theatre from November.

True West sees a well-educated scriptwriter reunite with his older brother, a drifter who pushes his sibling to the edge of his psychological limits as they meet for the first time in half a decade. Sam Shepard’s play was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1983, and is considered one of the playwright’s best work, along with the likes of Buried Child and Fool for Love.


Best-known for playing Jon Snow in the hit US TV series Game of Thrones, Kit Harington returns to the West End after his leading role in Christopher Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus in 2016 to play Austin, a successful Hollywood scriptwriter. Reuniting with director Dunster after appearing in the Oliver Award-winning play Hangmen, Johnny Flynn plays Austin’s drifter brother Lee.

The cast is completed by Madeleine Potter and Donald Sage Mackay.

What's the story?

Successful Hollywood screenwriter Austin is house sitting for his mother while she is on vacation, and is joined by his older brother Lee, who steals from houses for a living. There is tension between the two siblings who haven’t seen each other for at least five years. They sit in their mother's front room, and Lee distracts Austin as he works on his latest film with nonsensical questions, but this is only the beginning of the psychological manipulation. When Austin meets with Saul, a Hollywood producer, to discuss the script, Lee proposes an idea for a storyline, and under Saul’s instruction, the brothers must now collaborate to develop the screenplay.


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Vaudeville Theatre

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Where is True West?

404 Strand London WC2R 0NH
  • Nearest Bus stop: (Strand) 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 87, 91, 139, 176
  • Parking: St Martin's Lane Hotel (5mins)
  • Nearest Night Bus: (Strand) 23, 139, 176, N6, N9, N11, N13, N15, N21, N26, N44, N47, N87, N89, N91, N155, N343, N551
  • Nearest Tube: Bakerloo, Northern
  • 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.

  • Nearest Station: Charing Cross


  • Air conditioned
  • Bar
  • Infrared hearing loop
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair accessible