Jesse Eisenberg stars in The Spoils with The Big Bang Theory's Kunal Nayyar

Jesse Eisenberg stars in The Spoils with The Big Bang Theory's Kunal Nayyar

Updated On: May 1, 2018
By Nicki McIntyre
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    Film star Jesse Eisenberg and The Big Bang Theory's Kunal Nayyar will star in Eisenberg's play The Spoils at Trafalgar Studios this summer.

    THE SPOILS tickets are now on sale!

    Previews begin Friday 27 May at Trafalgar Studios, running until Saturday 13 August. This London premiere follows its New York debut hailed as ‘A Triumph’ (New York Post) and described by The New York Times as ‘Engrossingly acted and impeccably staged’.

    A razor-sharp new comedy, The Spoils is a cuttingly satirical glimpse of a lost soul searching to assent the reality of his situation, that speaks to the exasperated, self-analysing millennial generation.

    Nobody likes Ben. Ben doesn’t even like Ben. He bullies everyone in his life, including his roommate Kalyan, an earnest Nepalese immigrant. When Ben discovers that his school crush is marrying a straight-laced banker, he sets out to destroy their relationship and win her back.

    BAFTA, Golden Globe and Academy Award nominated Jesse Eisenberg will make his West End debut. Renowned for playing Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in The Social Network, he also starred in Woody Allen's To Rome with Love, and is currently appearing in the blockbuster film Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. In 2013, Eisenberg wrote and starred alongside Vanessa Redgrave in his play The Revisionist (off-Broadway).

    London-born Kunal Nayyar is known to audiences across the globe playing astrophysicist Raj Koothrappali in the smash-hit comedy The Big Bang Theory. His theatre credits include the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Love’s Labour’s Lost.

    The Spoils tickets go on public onsale 10am Thursday 7th April.

    Photo by Monique Carboni from the NY production of The Spoils.