The Mentor at Vaudeville Theatre tickets
The Mentor at Vaudeville Theatre tickets

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About the show

F. Murray Abraham stars in Laurence Boswell’s acclaimed transfer of The Mentor. Open at Vaudeville Theatre for a limited run, the show officially opened on the 4th July 2017.

Set in an art nouveau villa that is falling apart, somewhere in the German countryside, two huge personalities are on course to clash in this witty and enthralling comedy about artists, their art and the legacy of fame.

The Mentor is directed by the Artistic Director of Theatre Royal Bath’s Ustinov Studio, Laurence Boswell. Boswell not only has previously won an Olivier Award in recognition of his work, but also led the play to a record-breaking run earlier this year at the studios.

Originally written by the acclaimed author Daniel Kehlmann, this new version is based on a translation by the Academy Award-winning Christopher Hampton, marking the first time that his play has been performed outside of his native country.

The Mentor stars Academy Award winning Actor F. Murray Abraham, who is best known for his role as Salieri in the breath-taking masterpiece Amadeus. He is a star of both stage and screen, having also appeared in Othello, Richard III and Uncle Vanya, the latter of which helped him achieve an Obie Award for Best Actor.

The Mentor also features Daniel Weyman (Kafka’s Dick, King Lear) as Martin Wenger, Naomi Frederick (Hobson’s Choice, The Heresy of Love) as Gina Wenger and Jonathan Cullen (Trouble in Mind, Enemy of the People) as Erqin Rudicek.

The play is directed by Laurence Boswell. Boswell is an Associate Artist of the RSC and Artistic Director of the Ustinov Studio, who has recently seen success with productions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Theatre Royal and Trouble in the Mind in the Ustinov Studio.

The Mentor is set to be one of the most exciting new openings of 2017 and is not to be missed. Performances are set to run from 24th June 2017 until 2nd September 2017.

Recommended for

The Mentor is a great new show for those who love challenging and witty comedy. It is also a rare chance to see the acclaimed actor F Murray Abraham on the London stage, and certainly should not be missed.

Age Recommendations: May not be suitable for young children

Dates and times

Running time: 90 minutes (no interval)
Opened: 24 Jun 2017
Press night: 04 Jul 2017
Booking from: 01 Sep 2017
Booking until: 26 Aug 2017

Location and map

Vaudeville Theatre
The Strand
London, WC2R 0NH

30 Reviews Add review

Really enjoyed this play, especially with the fabulous acting talent of F Murray Abraham, a real treat. The reviews were not so great... More

tapwhizz 168cm, 69 reviews, 3 helpful votes

I really enjoyed the production of The Mentor and it was a treat to see the Oscar winner F Murray Abraham at the age of 77 perform... More

joc78 5"4, 401 reviews, 4 helpful votes

I was sad to see the theatre with so many empty seats. It was fun and I enjoyed both the performances & subject matter. I would recommend... More

debrawild 5'2, 101 reviews, 14 helpful votes

The highlight was definitely the performance of F. Murray Abraham, who was fantastic! The rest of the cast were good too, and I liked... More

londontheatrefan 5'4", 191 reviews, 5 helpful votes

The show opens with a young(-ish) writer receiving an award, named for an older mentor; most of the rest of the story is told as a... More

u2fancat 5'6'', 83 reviews, 2 helpful votes

It was the actor F Murray Abraham I went to see this show and turned out very good. 90 minutes length is right time and straight goes... More

ohmrli 70 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Knew very little about the play before going (ageing renowned writer is set to mentor younger up and coming writer) and whilst it is... More

doonakebab 5'10", 188 reviews, 3 helpful votes

Enjoyable show. I love F. Murray Abrahams and I've never seen him performing. So it was a great emotion.

cristinaformica 1,60, 100 reviews, 4 helpful votes

A slightly underwhelming play that seemed a little dated and didn't really make use of F. Murray Abraham's talents to the full.

moley 5' 6'', 116 reviews, 4 helpful votes