The F. Murray Abraham-Led The Mentor Will Transfer to West End

London News   The F. Murray Abraham-Led The Mentor Will Transfer to West End The limited engagement will play London’s Vaudeville Theatre.
F. Murray Abraham in <i>The Mentor</i>
F. Murray Abraham in The Mentor Simon Annand

Theatre Royal Bath Productions and Nica Burns announced that Laurence Boswell’s production of Daniel Kehlmann’s The Mentor will have a West End run at London’s Vaudeville Theatre. Previews will begin June 24 prior to an official opening July 4 for a limited engagement through September 2.

The cast, under the direction of Boswell, is headed by 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.

Boswell is the artistic director of Theatre Royal Bath’s Ustinov Studio, where the work ran earlier this year, becoming the most successful production in the studio’s history. This staging, translated by Academy Award winner Christopher Hampton, marks the first time that best-selling author Kehlmann’s play has been performed outside of Germany.

The Mentor is set in a dilapidated art nouveau villa, somewhere in the German countryside, where two massive egos are set on a collision course in this comedy about art and artists and the legacy of fame.

Abraham won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as Salieri in Miloš Forman’s Amadeus. His theatre credits include, among others, It’s Only A Play, Othello, Richard III, and Uncle Vanya, for which he was awarded an Obie Award for Best Actor.

Tickets are on sale here.

Abraham was recently seen Off-Broadway in a one-night-only sting in White Rabbit Red Rabbit; check out photos below.

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