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F. Murray Abraham stars in this West End transfer of the critically acclaimed play The Mentor, opened at London’s Vaudeville Theatre in June 2017 for a limited run until September 2017.

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.

Sorry this show closed 26 August 2017, we recommend these similar productions.

Performance dates:
01 Sep 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
Running time:
1 hour and 30 minutes.
Vaudeville Theatre (See map)
Age recommendation:
May not be suitable for young children
Audience Notes:
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.

Latest Audience Reviews

Really enjoyed this play, especially with the fabulous acting talent of F Murray Abraham, a real... More

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tapwhizz 26 Nov 2017

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

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joc78 Top 10 reviewer 28 Jun 2017

I was sad to see the theatre with so many empty seats. It was fun and I enjoyed both the performa... More

debrawild's avatar
debrawild 23 Aug 2017

The highlight was definitely the performance of F. Murray Abraham, who was fantastic! The rest of... More

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londontheatrefan Top 100 reviewer 23 Aug 2017

The show opens with a young(-ish) writer receiving an award, named for an older mentor; most of t... More

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u2fancat Top 200 reviewer 03 Jul 2017

It was the actor F Murray Abraham I went to see this show and turned out very good. 90 minutes le... More

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ohmrli 17 Jul 2017
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