In the play, disturbed handyman Aston (Mays) has invited an irascible tramp (Spall) to stay with him at his flat of his brother Mick (MacKay) at the jumbled London flat they share. At first it seems that the manipulative guest will take advantage of his vulnerable host. But when Mick arrives, a power struggle emerges between the three men.
Spall, who is best known for his TV and film roles that have included Mike Leigh's films "Mr. Turner" (playing the title role of artist J.M.W. Turner and winning the Cannes Film Festival Best Actor Award), "All or Nothing" and "Topsy Turvy," and for playing Peter Pettigrew in the "Harry Potter" series, has acted with both the National (A Midsummer Night's Dream, Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme) and RSC (Nicholas Nickleby, Merry Wives of Windsor).
Mays was most recently seen on the London stage in The Red Lion at the National. Other stage credits include Mojo (West End), The Same Deep Water as Me, Trelawny of the Wells and Moonlight (all Donmar), and Hero, Scarborough, Motortown, Winterling and Ladybird (all Royal Court). Film credits include Mike Leigh's "All or Nothing" and "Vera Drake."
MacKay was seen on stage in the Young Vic's Ah, Wilderness and The Cement Garden at the Vaults. Film credits include "Pride," "How I Live Now," "Sunshine on Leith" and the forthcoming "Captain Fantastic," due to premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. To book tickets contact the box office on 0844 871 7628, or visit www.oldvictheatre.com.