The European premiere of the critically acclaimed Off-Broadway hit comedy THE SPOILS at London’s Trafalgar Studios.
- WRITTEN BY & STARRING JESSE EISENBERG
- DIRECTED BY SCOTT ELLIOTT
- CO-STARRING THE BIG BANG THEORY’S KUNAL NAYYAR
- RUNNING FROM 27 MAY – 13 AUGUST 2016
- AT TRAFALGAR STUDIOS LONDON
The European premiere of The New Group’s critically acclaimed Off-Broadway production, The Spoils, a razor-sharp new comedy written by and starring internationally acclaimed actor Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network, Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice), transfers for a strictly limited season at London’s Trafalgar Studios, from 27th May to 13th August 2016.
Eisenberg’s third play, The Spoils originally ran Off-Broadway, to critical acclaim, in 2015 at The Pershing Square Signature Center. This play cements his reputation as a talented playwright whose tragicomic work explores questions of American privilege and the nature of family and relationships. The production is directed by The New Group’s Artistic Director, Scott Elliott, and stars Jesse as Ben, alongside his original co-star, Kunal Nayyar (The Big Bang Theory) as Kalyan. Further casting to be announced in due course.
A cuttingly satirical glimpse of a lost soul searching to assent the reality of his situation. Perceptively disconcerting, The Spoils speaks to theexasperated, 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.
The Spoils has set design by Derek McLane, costume design by Susan Hilferty, lighting design by Peter Kaczorowski, sound design by Rob Milburn and Michael Bodeen and projection design by Olivia Sebesky.
14 Whitehall, London, SW1A 2DY
Booking From: 27th May 2016
Booking Until: 13th Aug 2016
Important Info: Kunal Nayyar will not be appearing in performances from 1st to 13th August.