Sam Shepard's 'True West' - coming soon to Digital

Posted: 05 Jan 2016

Digital Theatre is thrilled to announce that Tricycle Theatre's acclaimed
of Sam Shepard's True West will be released worldwide on
Wednesday 20th January 2016.


British director Phillip Breen's production of this masterpiece of American theatre stars Alex Ferns (Legend, Wallander, EastEnders) and Eugene O'Hare (Prometheus, The Fall, Red Velvet) as estranged brothers. Written by one of America’s most renowned living playwrights, Sam Shepard's two-act drama is widely recognised as modern classic and the dramatist’s key work.

Austin ‘the achiever’, an earnest screenwriter on the verge of success, is working on a script he has sold to a Hollywood producer while house-sitting for his mother in LA. When his brother Lee ‘the drifter’ and petty thief decides to stop by, he pitches his own idea for a movie and convinces the producer to ditch Austin’s love story for his own trashy Western tale.

Now they must work together to secure the deal. But with mistrust and jealousy bubbling under the surface and the heat of a Californian night melting away their inhibitions, their own flaws threaten to get in the way.



originally produced by Glasgow Citizens Theatre


‘Searingly good… a revival which always holds its nerve’



‘Brilliant… An enthralling production of a true classic’

****The Daily Telegraph



****The Times


‘Excellent… absurdly funny’

****Financial Times


True West will be available to rent and download from Audiences will be able to watch online and via an expanding range of platforms including the Digital Theatre Desktop Player, the Digital Theatre YouView channel and apps for Samsung Smart TV and iOS. The production will launch with English language captions provided by Stagetext.

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