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Damian Lewis to star in the West End next year

Posted at 2:15 pm, December 12, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment

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Last time Damian Lewis acted on the West End stage, in 2009, he was overshadowed – albeit not upstaged – by his co-star, a Ms Keira Knightley.

No danger of that as he finally makes his return to our stage in 2015 – thanks to a little show called ‘Homeland’, Lewis is now a global star.

And there’s no star vehicle quite like a David Mamet play: small casts, ferocious rhythms and thickets of memorable lines, the great American playwright’s works are the perfect showcase for a big name looking to make maximum impression in minimum time – just ask Lindsay Lohan, who recently made her stage debut in ‘Speed-the-Plow’.

Lewis will star in a revival of 1975’s ‘American Buffalo’, Mamet’s great play about a junk shop owner who thinks he’s undercharged a customer for a rare coin and decides to enlist a couple of pals – including Lewis’s Teach – to steal it back. Further casting is to be announced; tickets are on sale now.

Find out more about ‘American Buffalo‘.

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