We are thrilled to announce that Tricycle Theatre's acclaimed production of Sam Shepard's True West will be released worldwide on Wednesday 20 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'
★★★★ The Guardian
'Brilliant... An enthralling production of a true classic'
★★★★ The Daily Telegraph
★★★★ The Times
‘Excellent... absurdly funny'
★★★★ Financial Times

True West will be available on Digital Theatre Plus from Wednesday 20 January 2016. Join our mailing list here to receive the latest news and updates about productions and releases.