The Spoils is the razor-sharp new comedy written by and starring international film-star Jesse Eisenberg. A cuttingly satirical glimpse of a lost soul searching to assent the reality of his situation. Perceptively disconcerting, The Spoils speaks to the exasperated, self-analysing millennial generation. A painfully awkward comedy, not to be missed!
Nobody likes Ben. Ben doesn’t even like Ben. He bullies everyone in his life, including his roommate Kalyan, an earnest Nepalese immigrant. When Ben discovers that his school crush is marrying a straight-laced banker, he sets out to destroy their relationship and win her back.
BAFTA, Golden Globe and Academy Award nominated Jesse Eisenberg, making his West End debut, is renowned for playing Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in The Social Network. He also starred in To Rome with Love, directed by Woody Allen and is currently appearing in the blockbuster film Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. In 2013, Eisenberg wrote and starred alongside Vanessa Redgrave in his play The Revisionist (Off-Broadway). London born Kunal Nayyar is known to audiences across the globe from The Big Bang Theory. His theatre credits include the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Love’s Labour’s Lost.
This London premiere follows its New York debut hailed as ‘A Triumph’ (New York Post) and described by The New York Times as ‘Engrossingly acted and impeccably staged’.
Alfie Allen (Game of Thrones, John Wick, Equus), Katie Brayben (Beautiful – The Carole King Musical, King Charles III, American Psycho) and Annapurna Sriram (Billions, South of Hell), Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network, Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice) and Kunal Nayyar (The Big Bang Theory) complete the cast of the European premiere of The New Group’s critically acclaimed Off-Broadway production, The Spoils. This razor-sharp new comedy, written by and starring Jesse Eisenberg, will transfer for a strictly limited season at London’s Trafalgar Studios, from 27 May to 13 August, with press night on 2nd June 2016.
The Spoils at the Trafalgar Studio One
14 Whitehall, London, SW1A 2DY
Booking From: 27th May 2016
Booking Until: 13th Aug 2016
Kunal Nayyar will not be appearing in performances from 1st to 13th August.