The Spoils is the razor-sharp new comedy written by and starring international film-star Jesse Eisenberg.
A cuttingly satirical glimpse of a lost soul searching to assent the reality of his situation. Perceptively disconcerting, The Spoils speaks to the exasperated, self-analysing millennial generation. A painfully awkward comedy, not to be missed!
Nobody likes Ben. Ben doesn’t even like Ben. He bullies everyone in his life, including his roommate Kalyan, an earnest Nepalese immigrant. When Ben discovers that his school crush is marrying a straight-laced banker, he sets out to destroy their relationship and win her back.
BAFTA, Golden Globe and Academy Award nominated Jesse Eisenberg, making his West End debut, is renowned for playing Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg in The Social Network. He also starred in To Rome with Love, directed by Woody Allen and is currently appearing in the blockbuster film Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. In 2013, Eisenberg wrote and starred alongside Vanessa Redgrave in his play The Revisionist (Off-Broadway). London born Kunal Nayyar is known to audiences across the globe from The Big Bang Theory. His theatre credits include the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Love’s Labour’s Lost. The cast also includes Michael Zegan (Board Walk Empire, The Walking Dead) who originated the role of Liam in the original New York production of Bad Jews. Zegan has just completed a run in the Oliver Award-winning Broadway transfer of Arthur Miller’s A View From The Bridge.
This London premiere follows its New York debut hailed as ‘A Triumph’ (New York Post) and described by The New York Times as ‘Engrossingly acted and impeccably staged’.
Critic’s Choice – The New York Times & Time Out (New York)
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