American Buffalo

West End

Producer & General Manager


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Damian Lewis, John Goodman and Tom Sturridge starred in a new production of David Mamet’s American Buffalo, which opened at Wyndham’s Theatre on 16 April for a strictly limited season that ended on 27 June 2015.

David Mamet’s explosive drama examines the fickle nature of honour among thieves. As three small-time crooks plan one big-time heist, a tragedy of errors spins this razor-sharp and darkly funny play into a blistering account of divided loyalties, insatiable greed and a coveted Buffalo nickel.

Damian Lewis, known internationally for his Emmy® and Golden Globe® Award-winning performance as Nicholas Brody in Homeland, returns to the West End alongside the Emmy® and Golden Globe® Award winner John Goodman and Outer Critics Circle Theatre Award winner Tom Sturridge, who make their West End debuts, in this major new revival directed by Daniel Evans.

American Buffalo was produced in the West End by Matthew Byam Shaw, Nia Janis and Nick Salmon for Playful Productions and Jeffrey Richards.

“David Mamet’s American Buffalo reminds us of the reason his style set off a revolution in American playwriting.” Los Angeles Times

“One of the best American plays of the last decade. A combustible and sympathetic portrait of inarticulate American underclass dreamers – men whose ambitions to make big money through ”free enterprise” are as doomed as the buffaloes on the nickels they covet.” New York Times