It has been announced that Daniel Kehlman’s play will transfer to London’s Vaudeville Theatre from the 24th June.
Laurence Boswell’s acclaimed production will see Academy Award winner F. Murray Abraham reprising his role as Benjamin Rubin which he played during the production’s run at the Theatre Royal Bath’s Ustinov Studio earlier this year.
Opening for previews on the 24th June, The Mentor will see F. Murray Abraham star alongside Daniel Weyman as Martin Wegner, Naomi Frederick as Gina Wegner and Jonathan Cullen as Erwin Rudicek.
In a dilapidated art nouveau villa, somewhere in the German countryside, two massive egos are set on a collision course in this perceptive and compelling comedy about art and artists and the legacy of fame.
The production is directed by Laurence Boswell, who resides as Artistic Director of Theatre Royal Bath’s Ustinov Studio. The Mentor was translated for this production by Academy Award-winning Christopher Hampton and is the first time that Kehlmann’s play has been seen outside of Germany.
F. Murray Abraham is best known for his roles on screen including Homeland, Mighty Aphrodite, Scarface, Finding Forrester, Star Trek: Insurrection, The Name of the Rose and The Good Wife. He won an academy award for his performance as Salieri in Miloš Forman’s masterpiece Amadeus.
Laurence Boswell is an Olivier Award-winner, Artistic Director of the Ustinov Studio and an Associate Artist of the RSC. His recent productions include A Midsummer Night’s Dream in the Theatre Royal’s Main House, and Trouble in the Mind, The Mother, Intimate Apparel and The Spanish Golden Age Season in the Ustinov Studio.
The production will feature set and costume design by Polly Sullivan and lighting design by Colin Grenfell.
The Mentor will play at the Vaudeville Theatre from the 24th June until the 2nd September. To book tickets visit: Ticketmaster.co.uk, Discount Theatre.com, Theatre Tickets Direct.co.uk, Love Theatre.com, Theatre People.com and UK Tickets.co.uk.