Written by best-selling German writer Daniel Kehlmann, translated by Oscar-winning British playwright and screen writer Christopher Hampton and starring the Oscar-winning actor F Murray Abraham (Amadeus, Scarface, Homeland), The Mentor comes to the West End’s Vaudeville Theatre in London.
Benjamin Robin is a cantankerous old writer, whiskey aficionado and pedant, still basking in the reflected glory of long-ago success. Martin Wegner is a rising young literary star, heralded as “the voice of his generation”. When Martin is given the opportunity to develop his new play under the mentorship of his idol, the two writers meet and two massive egos are set on a collision course in this perceptive and compelling comedy about art and artists and the legacy of fame.
From the critics
★★★★ “Translator extraordinaire Christopher Hampton…superb. Laurence Boswell directs a first-rate cast”--Sunday Express
★★★★ “Pure pleasure – ninety minutes of civilized comedy. A delight”--Guardian
★★★★ “F. Murray Abraham …hilarious. A star returns in high style.”--Daily Telegraph
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