Eugene O'Hare and Alex Ferns on the set of True West

True West

Sam Shepard
Tricycle Theatre
Directed by Phillip Breen

"The one who’s chasing doesn’t know where the other one is taking him, and the one who’s being chased doesn’t know where he’s going.”

Often hailed as Sam Shepard’s masterpiece, True West deconstructs the damaged relationship between two estranged brothers who are striving for success.

Captured by Digital Theatre live at the Tricycle Theatre in London, Eugene O’Hare and Alex Ferns clash magnificently as brothers, Austin and Lee, in this character driven piece which cleverly combines comedy and chaos in two tension-filled acts.

Contains strong language and violence.

Production duration: 1 hr 59 min

Cast & creative team


  • Saul Kimmer
    Steven Elliot
  • Lee
    Alex Ferns
  • Austin
    Eugene O'Hare
  • Mom
    Barbara Rafferty


  • Sam Shepard
  • Phillip Breen
  • Max Jones
  • Tina MacHugh
    Lighting Designer
  • Andrea J Cox
    Sound Designer
  • Renny Krupinski
    Fight Director