True West

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.

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

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

FOUR STARS ‘Spectacular’
The Times

FOUR STARS ‘Excellent… absurdly funny’
Financial Times

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

‘Sublimely atmospheric stuff’
Time Out


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

Please note no latecomers will be admitted to this production.

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4 Responses for “True West”

  1. Catherine Fraser Says:

    I saw this in Glasgow – twice – brilliant!

  2. Catherine Fraser Says:

    Brilliant! Just brilliant! Superb play, acting & direction. Don’t miss it.

  3. Deanna Nelson Says:

    Really enjoyed this production, great story line and fanominal acting. Very exciting to watch and never a dull moment. Real entertainment!

  4. Derek Marshall Says:

    Totally absorbing, brilliantly acted and excellent staging. You must see it.

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Thu 4 Sep 2014 - Sat 4 Oct 2014

Evening Performances begin at 7.30pm

Running time: 2 hours (plus interval)

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Midweek Mats at 2pm
Wed 17, 24 Sept & 1 Oct

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Every Sat (except 6 Sept)

Captioned performance Thur 18 Sept

Audio Described performance Thur 25 Sept


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Director: Phillip Breen
Designer: Max Jones
Lighting Designer: Tina MacHugh
Composer & Sound Designer: Andrea J Cox
Fight Director: Renny Krupinski

Cast includes:

Steven Elliott
Alex Ferns
Eugene O'Hare
Barbara Rafferty

This production was originally produced at the Citizens Theatre.