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NEWS: Damian Lewis to star in American Buffalo

Producers have today announced that Damian Lewiswill return to the West End stage to star in a major new revival ofDavid Mamet’s American Buffalo,directed byDaniel Evans,at Wyndham’s Theatre for a strictly limited run from16 April – 27 June 2015.

Winning the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for best play, Mamet’s explosive drama examines the fickle nature of honour among thieves. As three small-time crooks,Donny Dubrow, Walter “Teach” Cole (Damian Lewis) and Bobbyplan one big-time heist, a tragedy of errors spins this razor-sharp and darkly funny play into a blistering account of divided loyalties, insatiable greed… and a coveted Buffalo nickel.

Lewis is looking forward to the rôle.“David Mamet is one of our greatest living playwrights and I’m thrilled to be performing in his brilliant American Buffalo. It’s exciting for me to be back on stage, particularly as I will have the pleasure of working with director, Daniel Evans, who I trained with at Guildhall School of Music and Drama. We’ve always wanted to work together and I really can’t think of a more exciting project to partner on.”

Evans has been looking forward to working with Lewis for a while.“I’m truly thrilled to be working on Mamet’s incredible play with Damian. I’ve admired his work ever since we trained together atGuildhall School of Music and Dramaand I know his particular qualities as an actor will offer us something very special in this part.”

Further casting will be announced in due course and tickets and further information is available at www.americanbuffalotheplay.com

 

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