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Damian Lewis to star in Mamet’s American Buffalo

Homeland star returns to West End this spring.

American Buffalo

Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning actor Damian Lewis will return to the West End stage to star in a major new revival of David Mamet’s gripping 1975 play American Buffalo directed by Daniel Evans at Wyndham’s Theatre for a strictly limited run from 16th April – 27th 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 Bobby plan 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.

Damian Lewis said: “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.”

Considered a classic of the American canon and recognised as one of Mamet’s masterpieces, American Buffalo premiered at the Goodman Theatre, Chicago and opened on Broadway on February 16, 1977. The play was also adapted into to a 1996 film starring Dennis Franz (Don), Dustin Hoffman (Teach) and Sean Nelson (Bobby).

David Mamet is a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, screenwriter and director who won the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for American Buffalo. His acclaimed plays include the Pulitzer Prize winning Glengarry Glen Ross, Oleanna, Boston Marriage, Speed-the-Plow, Edmond, Race and The Cryptogram (which had its world premiere in London). His upcoming new play China Doll will make its world premiere on Broadway in 2015 starring Al Pacino. He is a member of New York’s Atlantic Theater Company, which he founded in 1985 with William H. Macy.

See www.AmericanBuffaloThePlay.com for details.

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