There’s a Games of Thrones reunion party going in the West End at the moment as another of its young stars, Alfie Allen, is cast in the Jesse Eisenberg penned comedy The Spoils which is now at the Trafalgar Studios.
On stage with Allen in the all-star cast of The Spoils Theatre Breaks is Olivier Award winner Katie Brayben, who originated the role of Carole King in the London production of Beautiful, Hollywood actor and playwright, Eisenberg, and The Big Bang Theory’s British born star Kunal Nayyar.
Completing the cast is Sky Atlantic’s Billions star Annapurna Sriram, who appeared alongside Eisenberg and Nayyar when the play ran successfully off-Broadway in 2015.
Written by Eisenberg, the comedy tells the story of Ben, who’ no one likes. Not even Ben likes Ben. He’s a bully and when he discovers his former school crush, Sarah (Brayben), is marrying a straight-laced banker, Ted (Allen), he decides to destroy their relationship and try to win her back.
The role of bullied Ted should come easy to Allen having playing the systematically abused Theon Greyjoy in HBO’s Game Of Thrones and, along with Eisenberg, Nayyar and Sriram, will be making his West End debut.
So it looks like London theatre ‘veteran’, Brayben, who won her Olivier Award in 2015, will have to show the newcomers the ropes when the play opens later this month and runs through to August.
The Spoils is on at the Trafalgar Studios (formerly the Whitehall Theatre) situated on the South side of Trafalgar Square – a great venue for a London theatre break as it is right in the heart of the West End, just minutes from Covent Garden, Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus.
Ticket and hotel packages for The Spoils Theatre Breaks are available from 27th May to 13th August 2016. If you are looking for hotels close by then there is the Radisson Edwardian Leicester Square or the 3 star St Giles Hotel. The 4 star Strand Palace Hotel is not far too and of course there is always the 5 star Savoy!
The Spoils Theatre Breaks Information File
Theatre : Trafalgar Studios 1, 14 Whithall, London SW1A 2DYH
Genre : Comedy
Nearest underground : Piccadilly Circus on the Bakerloo & Piccadilly lines or Charing Cross on Northern & Bakerloo lines
Previews : 27th May 2016
Opens : 2nd June 2016
Booking to : 13th August 2017
Performance times : Monday to Saturday at 1930; Thursday & Saturday at 1430