Playwright, producer and screenwriter David Mamet is famed for his heightened, lyrical dialogue (often profanity-laden) and his focus on tough, complex alpha-male Americans. His plays have made for acclaimed film adaptations, with Glengarry Glenn Ross (starring Al Pacino and Jack Lemmon) being one of the most well-known. American Buffalo has likewise been adapted for the screen before in a 1996 version helmed by Michael Corrente and starring Dennis Franz and Dustin Hoffman. This April however will see the play return to the stage, with an all-star cast headed up by film actors Damien Lewis and John Goodman. Tickets are on sale now, with the Guardian Box office offering tickets for £26.
The play's story focuses on Teach and a bunch of lowlife associates in a run down junk shop,who comes up with a scheme to rob the home of a man whose safe is said to contain rare coins including a rare 'Buffalo' nickel.
American Buffalo runs from 16 April - 27 June 2015 at the Wyndham's Theatre.