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Following a critically acclaimed run Off-Broadway, Jesse Eisenberg’s The Spoils premières at Trafalgar Studios featuring international film star Eisenberg (The Social Network) and The Big Bang Theory favourite Kunal Nayyar in their West End debuts.
The Spoils tells the story of lost soul Ben (Eisenberg). Ben is not exactly popular, even with himself. He is a bully, attacking everyone around him including his sober Nepalese immigrant roommate Kalyan (Nayyar). When Ben finds out his high school crush is engaged to a banker, he makes it his mission to demolish their relationship and have her for himself.
Jesse Eisenberg’s 2015 hit tragicomedy The Spoils is his third play and confirms him as a serious writing talent. A sharp, astute and satirical look at the millennial generation, The Spoils examines everything from stunted sexuality to the price of tea to paint the picture of a young man floundering in a multifaceted and confusing world. Agonisingly honest and brilliantly funny, the London production of The Spoils will be directed by Artistic Director of The New Group Scott Elliott.
Joining Eisenberg and Nayyar is Alfie Allen who plays Theon Greyjoy in Game of Thrones, celebrated stage actress Katie Brayben (Carole King in the London production of Beautiful) and American actress Annapurna Sriram.
With a star-studded cast and rave reviews, The Spoils is guaranteed to sell out fast, so be quick and book your tickets today.
Trafalgar Studios Whitehall London SW1A 2DY
- Cancellation Policy
No refunds or exchange after purchase
- Good To Know
Kunal Nayyar will not be appearing in performances from 1st to the 13th August 2016.
- How Does It Work
You will receive a confirmation email with a voucher attached. Please print the voucher and bring it with you a minimum of 30 minutes before the show.
- When Can I Go
27 May to 13 Aug 2016
Monday - Saturday evenings at 7.30pm
Thursday + Saturday matinees at 2.30pm
- Where Do I Go
Trafalgar Studios, 14 Whitehall, London, SW1A 2DY
By bus: 3 11 12 24 53 77a 88 91 139 159 453
Closest Tube: Charing Cross and Embankment (Northern and Bakerloo)
Trafalgar Studios, Studio 1
Trafalgar Studios Whitehall London SW1A 2DY
Latest customer reviews
5 August 2016
Great to be able to see this play. Great location. Actors played parts well. Eisenberg has surpassed my expectation. WOW great script with hilarious and sad moments. Really enjoyed as did my 15 year old son who asked to see the play. Bravo!
Jane Confirmed ticket purchaser
love to see it once more
27 July 2016
the show was a great surprise for our short stay in London. Jesse and Kunal and all the others were SO SO wonderful! I wish i could see it once more.
Ming Tan Confirmed ticket purchaser
26 July 2016
All the young cast all provide really great performances with Jesse standing out as something really quite special! Best thing I've seen since Kim Noble's last show!
BK Confirmed ticket purchaser
So much better than anticipated!
25 July 2016
Not that I expected it to be bad, but I'll admit to being lured by the cast and being a bit of a theatre snob!! It was well-written and excellently performed, to the point where the quality of the acting overshadowed the actors celebrity status. The synopsis really doesn't do it justice, it is so much deeper and poignant than initially implied. The humour is quick and intelligent, beautifully balancing the performance.
K Confirmed ticket purchaser
22 July 2016
The spoils was absolutely amazing! It was a very unique and exciting play which I could watch over and over again. Jesse Eisenberg is a very talented actor and writer and his co-stars were phenomenal! We got to take pictures with the cast and get autographs which was unreal! Excellent play!
Anisha Rodriguez Confirmed ticket purchaser
Stellar performances leave you sweaty!
19 July 2016
Fabulously riveting performances by Eisenberg & Nayyar despite the Big Bang theme tune playing in my head along with Lex Luthor's famous line 'I love it when a plan comes together' from the recent BvS flick. Fab seats in Row A...even the ice cream during the interval was fab! Only thing was the a/c...or lack of. On one of the hottest days of the year so far, it became very uncomfortable to sit in a over-heated, packed to capacity theatre with your neighbour's bodily parts thrust upon your own. This marred what was otherwise a truly great night. Turn up the a/c please to ensure others can enjoy the show without interruption.
Kavita Pushkarna Confirmed ticket purchaser
22 June 2016
Very professionell Performance of the Actors. Story was interesting, with an disappointing end.
Christian Confirmed ticket purchaser
High Energy Performance
15 June 2016
Great tuesday night out, felt very lucky to have got tickets when it's such a short run. Felt Jesse plays just a slightly more zany/manic version of himself... loved his Napalese flatmate wonderful character!
LADYc Confirmed ticket purchaser
12 June 2016
Very funny. Made me laugh a lot. Great actors in fact we are going to buy tickets for our daughter's to go.
Heather Smart Confirmed ticket purchaser
10 June 2016
J Confirmed ticket purchaser
2 June 2016
I dindn't like The Spoils Yesterday. I think was written by Jesse Eisenberg just for himself as an actor, the other actors were just side dishes. The gags were not funny and the script is lacking intensity and humour. Eisenberg is a good actor but I was disappointed by Alfie Allen and Kunal Nayyar, both very good at TV series but not on a live stage. And it is expensive!
Teo Confirmed ticket purchaser
No it's not a play in the Ikea store room
28 May 2016
The couple next to me, called this a 'really boring episode of the Big Bang theory'. If you expect a sitcom, this is not it. Jesse Eisenberg writes this flawed but hilarious character, Ben, and well you'll just have to see the play to see how flawed he is. The acting is phenomenal. The jokes were funny, it's not schtick. And yes actually the set does look like an ikea show room, but wouldn't hat be cool if actors just showed up and did improv? It's a step above a show about nothing. Don't bring your child to see this, not quite appropriate.
soapvivor Confirmed ticket purchaser