facebook play-alt chevron-thin-right chevron-thin-left cancel location info chevron-thin-down star-full help-with-circle calendar images mail whatsapp directions_car directions_bike train directions_walk directions_bus close spinner11
Kit Harington and Johnny Flynn in rehearsals for True West

Kit Harington and Johnny Flynn in rehearsals for True West

First look: True West in rehearsal

Carly-Ann Clements

By Carly-Ann Clements Published 9 November 2018

Winter is basically here and we still don’t have an official date for the new Game Of Thrones. But don’t worry. In just a matter of weeks, you’ll be able to see Kit Harington perform live on stage in True West. He’ll be starring alongside Johnny Flynn – the star of Love Sick and the highly-acclaimed film, Beasts – as warring brothers in the Sam Shepard classic.

Ahead of the show’s opening later this month, we have a sneak peek at the boys in action along with some of the other cast members.

Kit Harington and Johnny Flynn in rehearsals for True West

Kit Harington and Johnny Flynn in rehearsals for True West

Kit Harington and in rehearsals for True West

Kit Harington and Johnny Flynn in rehearsals for True West

Kit Harington and Johnny Flynn in rehearsals for True West

Johnny Flynn in rehearsals for True West

This will be the first time True West will be staged in the West End. The ferociously funny modern classic will be the first UK production of Sam Shephard’s to be played since his death last summer.

Starring alongside Kit and Johnny will be Madeleine Potter and Donald Sage Mackay. Madeleine will play Mom – the mother of warring brothers Austin (Kit) and Lee (Johnny) – and Donald will take the role of Hollywood producer, Saul Kimmer, the cause of the current rift between the siblings.

Austin is working on a movie script that he has sold to producer Saul Kimmer when Lee stumbles back into his life. Never content to watch from the sidelines, he pitches his own idea to Kimmer, an action which has far-reaching consequences…

True West will be directed by the Olivier-nominated Matthew Dunster (Hangmen). Jon Bausor will be heading up Set and Costume Design, Joshua Carr will be in charge of Lighting Design and Ian Dickinson will lead Sound Design. In addition to starring as Lee, Johnny has composed original music for the production.

This is the first time Kit has been on stage in the West End since his appearance in Doctor Faustus in 2016.

Johnny last starred in Hangmen at the Royal Court and Wyndham’s Theatre in 2016.

True West will play a limited season starting on 23 November.


Sign up

johnny flynn kit harington true west vaudeville theatre

Related articles

If you click through to seat selection (where you'll see either best available or a seating plan), you will be seeing the most up-to-date prices. If this differs from what we've written on the calendar, please bear with us, as those prices will update soon.

We now sell our famous TKTS Booth discounts online here at Official London Theatre.

We are now cancelling all performances up until and including 31 May 2020 to help us process existing bookings whilst we wait for further clarity from the government in terms of when we will be able to reopen.

We are so sorry that in these testing and difficult times you are not able to enjoy the show you have booked for and hope the following helps clarify next steps in respect of your tickets .

There is nothing that you need to do if your performance has been cancelled, but we do ask for your patience.

If you have booked directly with the theatre or show website for an affected performance, please be assured that they will contact you directly to arrange an exchange for a later date, a credit note/voucher or a refund. If you have booked via a ticket agent they will also be in contact with you directly.

We are processing in strict date order of performance, so you are likely to be contacted after the date you were due to go to the theatre. However, we want to reassure you that you will be contacted, and your order will be processed, but please do bear with us.

We’d like to thank everyone who has been patient and kind in dealing with their ticket providers so far and we are sorry that we cannot process your order as quickly as we would like.

Please do not contact your credit card company as that will slow the process down and put an additional burden on our box office and ticket agent teams.

In order for us to serve our audiences the best we can, please do not get in touch with your point of sale if you have booked for performances after 31 May. Please be reassured that if we have to cancel future performances you will be directly contacted by your theatre or ticket provider. Our producers continue to plan for all eventualities dependent on the individual needs of their shows and we will provide further updates on specific shows as and when they become available.

We look forward to welcoming you back into our theatres as soon as we are allowed to resume performances. In the meantime stay safe and healthy.

While theatres are currently closed, various venues and productions are making announcements for their individual shows, including cancellations and rescheduled performances. Please check with the individual shows for details.