Vaudeville Theatre

404 Strand, London, WC2R 0NH GB

The Mentor
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Booking until: Saturday, 2 September 2017

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Saturday, 24 June 2017

Booking until:
Saturday, 2 September 2017

Benjamin Rubin is a bad tempered old writer who loves his booze far too much. Martin Wegner is a glittering new star in the writing firmament, a man whose generation is already lauding him as a literary superstar. When Martin is given the chance to develop his new play with Rubin as his mentor, he can't resist. But when two huge egos like this meet, sparks are bound to fly.

This is a supremely clever and amusing comedy, a collision course of a play that mercilessly examines art, the artists who create it and the curious legacy of fame. And it's on at the lovely Vaudeville theatre in the West End.

What a treat, and it's all thanks to Theatre Royal Bath Productions and Nica Burns, who are transferring their fresh production of Daniel Kehlmann's play to the Vaudeville. It's on for a strictly limited run between 24th June and 2nd September. The play has been cleverly translated from German by Christopher Hampton and it premièred at the Theatre Royal Bath in April 2017. This is the first of the playwright's pieces to appear outside his home country, Germany. He's best known for his novel 'Measuring the World', a brilliant read that has been translated into 40 languages.

F. Murray Abraham plays Benjamin Rubin, the old writer. Daniel Weyman, Naomi Frederick and Jonathan Cullen also star, directed by the Olivier Award-winner Laurence Boswell, the highly respected artistic director of the Ustinov Studio in Bath. The play features design by Polly Sullivan, lighting by Colin Grenfell and original music by Dave Price.

When The Mentor first opened it enjoyed excellent reviews. The Hollywood legend F. Murray Abraham is probably best known for his Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as Salieri in Amadeus the movie, a classic from 1983, but he's also known for roles in the film classics All the President's Men, Scarface, Star Trek: Insurrection and The Grand Budapest Hotel. He played a wonderful role in Homeland the TV series. And he's also a stage legend, wowing audiences in Broadway's smash hit Angels in America as well as A Month in the Country, Triumph of Love and It's Only a Play. Daniel Weyman plays Martin, with impeccable stage credentials including Nicholas Nickleby, King Lear and Kafka's Dick.

As The Guardian says, this is "Pure pleasure – ninety minutes of civilized comedy. A delight”. Don't miss it!

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Press Reviews

Deftly translated by Christopher Hampton. Daniel Weyman…brilliant. A sprinkle of Homeland stardust. Daily Mail

Pure pleasure – ninety minutes of civilized comedy. A delight The Guardian

F. Murray Abraham…hilarious. A star returns in high style. The Telegraph

Translator extraordinaire Christopher Hampton...superb. Laurence Boswell directs a first-rate cast Sunday Express

A wickedly funny tale. The great F. Murray Abraham …superb. Daniel Weyman…excellent. Delicious stuff, smart and funny…beautifully performed Mail on Sunday

The Great F. Murray Abraham…Superb Mail On Sunday

a smart satire The Times

Abraham gives the most mesmeric comic performance in the West End Mail On Sunday

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based on 5 reviews

The actors did well with a frankly average script

London Box Office customer

Wonderfully intimate experience

Seeing F. Murray Abraham in person was a dream come true. He has shown his range as the villian, the rascal, and a sarcastic shyster... and now he shows an aging, somewhat cynical aging man. His career runs the gamut and we were delighted to see him up close and now, funny!

London Box Office customer

Thoroughly enjoyable

A wonderful evenings entertainment in this funny and light hearted original story. Great to see Mr Abraham on stage, fantastic to see something original and different. With only one act and a run time of 90 minutes it sets a steady pace. Highly recommended for a great evening out for anyone.

London Box Office customer

Review: THE MENTOR at the Vaudeville Theatre

10 Jul 2017 in Reviews

The Mentor The Mentor, a 90 minute piece of theatre that's so slight it's scarcely more than a conversation piece, centres around a confrontation between two playwrights.

The first is an establishment figure celebrated for a play he wrote decades ago that's widely studied but seldom produced and the second is a newcomer recently heralded as the voice of his generation after a brief run of his expressionist play in a studio theatre.

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Preview Report: THE MENTOR at the Vaudeville Theatre

03 Jul 2017 in Reviews

The Mentor Benjamin Rubin, who, aged 24 penned his first and only truly groundbreaking work and in later years has literary notoriety but also bills to pay, accepts the invitation of a wealthy foundation to act as temporary mentor to Martin Wegner (played with jittery arrogance by Daniel Weyman) who is their latest ‘voice of his generation’ discovery. The result of this uncomfortable pairing (which seems flawed and motivationally unconvincing), is a week spent in the country: mentoring, nit-picking, fretting about frogs, generally mis-communicating and taking every opportunity to treat the Foundation’s administrator with disdain.

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Oscar Winning Film, Stage and TV Star F Murray Abraham Comes to The West End

29 May 2017 in Casts

F Murray Abraham - The Mentor F Murray Abraham is heading to the West End and I can’t wait to see him perform live again.

He was virtually unknown to the wider public when he was cast as the lead in a Hollywood film of Peter Shaffer’s hit stage play Amadeus, which some of you may have seen revived recently at the National Theatre. With that title you’d be forgiven for thinking the big part would be composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and indeed the story does centre around the genius’s struggle to win respect, wealth and recognition during his life time.

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  • Capacity: 700
  • Year built: 1870