The Mentor

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Laurence Boswell’s critically acclaimed production of Daniel Kehlmann’s countryside comedy The Mentor charms West End audiences this summer. Read More >

Laurence Boswell’s critically acclaimed production of Daniel Kehlmann’s countryside comedy The Mentor charms West End audiences this summer.

In a dilapidated art nouveau villa, somewhere in the German countryside, two massive egos are set on a collision course: the cantankerous, once-famous writer Benjamen Rubin, and rising young literary star Martin Wegner.

When the two are brought together to develop Wegner’s new play, a perceptive and compelling comedy about art, artists and the legacy of fame ensues.

The production, translated by Academy Award-winning Christopher Hampton, marks the first time that bestselling author Daniel Kehlmann’s play has been performed outside of Germany.

Starring Academy Award-winner F. Murray Abraham as Benjamin Rubin, Daniel Weyman as Martin Wegner, Naomi Frederick as Gina Wegner and Jonathan Cullen as Erwin Rudicek, The Mentor is directed by Olivier Award-winning Laurence Boswell, who resides as Artistic Director of Theatre Royal Bath’s Ustinov Studio, where the play celebrated a record-breaking run earlier this year – the most successful in the studio’s history.

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Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 24/06/2017

Opening Night: 04/07/2017

Closing Night: 26/08/2017

Running time: 1h30

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Cast & Creative

Cast

F. Murray Abraham, Daniel Weyman, Naomi Frederick, Jonathan Cullen

Creative

Director - Laurence Boswell

Producer - Theatre Royal Bath Productions & Nica Burns

Lighting Designer - Colin Grenfell

Set Designer - Polly Sullivan

Author - Daniel Kehlmann

Music By - Dave Price

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