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Digital Digital Theatre: True West

Digital Theatre: True West


Digital Theatre and Stagetext are thrilled to announce that Tricycle Theatre's acclaimed production of Sam Shepard's True West will be released worldwide on Wed 20 January 16, with captions for deaf, deafened and hard of hearing audiences.

British director Phillip Breen's production of this masterpiece of American theatre stars Alex Ferns (Legend, Wallander, EastEnders) and Eugene O'Hare (Prometheus, The Fall, Red Velvet) as estranged brothers. Written by one of America’s most renowned living playwrights, Sam Shepard's two-act drama is widely recognised as modern classic and the dramatist’s key work.

Austin ‘the achiever’, an earnest screenwriter on the verge of success, is working on a script he has sold to a Hollywood producer while house-sitting for his mother in LA. When his brother Lee ‘the drifter’ and petty thief decides to stop by, he pitches his own idea for a movie and convinces the producer to ditch Austin’s love story for his own trashy Western tale.

Now they must work together to secure the deal. But with mistrust and jealousy bubbling under the surface and the heat of a Californian night melting away their inhibitions, their own flaws threaten to get in the way.

 If subtitles don't appear immediately through the above link, please click on the white symbol (square shaped) in the bottom right hand corner of the film.


A Tricycle Theatre production, originally produced by Glasgow Citizens Theatre


‘Searingly good… a revival which always holds its nerve’ **** - Guardian

‘Brilliant… An enthralling production of a true classic’ **** - The Daily Telegraph

‘Spectacular’ **** - The Times

‘Excellent… absurdly funny’ **** - Financial Times

True West will be available to rent and download from www.digitaltheatre.com  

Click here for information on technical enquiries, or to learn more about the full range of captioned Digital Theatre productions.

Event details

Digital Cinema Captions by Stagetext

Venue details

Online: Digital Theatre

Phone: 020 7734 1802

Email: support@digitaltheatre.com

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