Rehearsal footage has been released of Kit Harington and Johnny Flynn rehearsing a fight scene for True West, playing at the Vaudeville Theatre from the 23rd November.
The new footage released features the pair rehearsing for a scene towards the end of Sam Shepard’s play which will play for a limited season at the Vaudeville Theatre from the 23rd November and officially opening on the 4th December.
Directed by Olivier Award nominated Matthew Dunster, this is the first UK production of Sam Shepard’s work since his death last summer.
Austin is working on a movie script that he has sold to producer Saul Kimmer when Lee stumbles back in to his life. Never content to watch from the sidelines, he pitches his own idea to Kimmer, an action which has far reaching consequences…
Set against the searing heat of the Californian desert, Shepard’s critically acclaimed drama pits brother against brother as a family tears itself apart, exposing the cracks in the American Dream.
The production sees Kit Harington and Johnny Flynn star as brothers Austin and Lee. They are joined by Madeleine Potter as Mom – and Donald Sage Mackay who takes on the role of Hollywood producer, Saul Kimmer.
Kit Harington is best known for his role as Jon Snow in the hit television programme Game of Thrones. His stage credits include War Horse (National Theatre), Posh by Laura Wade (Royal Court Theatre) and Doctor Faustus (Duke of York’s Theatre).
Johnny Flynn was nominated for ‘London Newcomer of the Year’ at the Whatsonstage Awards (2012) for his performance in The Heretic (Royal Court) and went on to gain his first Olivier Award nomination for Jerusalem (West End) that year. Further credits include The Low Road (The Royal Court), Richard III and Twelfth Night (Globe/West End). He most recently appeared in Martin McDonagh’s hit Hangmen, originating at the Royal Court and later transferring to the West End.
Madeleine Potter’s stage credits include appearances in An Ideal Husband (West End & Broadway), The Crucible (Broadway), All My Sons (National Theatre) and Pygmalion (Roundabout Theatre).
Donald Sage Mackay has recently appeared in Angry Alan ((Soho Theatre, Edinburgh Fringe), and whose credits also include A Moon for the Misbegotten (Lyric, Belfast and New York) and Linda (Manhattan Theatre Club).
As well as being directed by Matthew Dunster, the production’s creative team includes: set and costume design by Jon Bausor, lighting design by Joshua Carr, sound design by Ian Dickinson for Autograph and music by Johnny Flynn.