The Mentor with F Murray Abraham heads to West End

Last Updated on 21st June 2017

The Mentor starring F Murray Abraham
Naomi Frederick and F Murray Abraham in The Mentor

The acclaimed Theatre Royal Bath production of Daniel Kehlmann’s The Mentor starring Oscar winner F Murray Abraham is about to begin its West End run.

The Mentor runs from June 24 to September 2 at the Vaudeville Theatre with a cast that also includes Daniel Weyman, Naomi Frederick and Jonathan Cullen.

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

It is directed by Olivier Award-winning Laurence Boswell who is artistic director of Theatre Royal Bath’s Ustinov Studio where the play enjoyed a record-breaking run earlier this year – the most successful in the studio’s history.

The Mentor follows cantankerous old writer Benjamin Rubin and rising star Martin Wegner – two massive egos who are set on a collision course when they come together in a dilapidated art nouveau villa somewhere in the German countryside. It is a perceptive and compelling comedy about art and artists and the legacy of fame.

The London transfer is a co-production between Theatre Royal Bath Productions and Nica Burns of Nimax Theatres.


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