American Buffalo

A junk shop. Three small-time crooks plotting to carry out the midnight robbery of a coin collection. In the hours leading up to the heist, friendship becomes the victim in a conflict between loyalty and business.

Described as being one of the best American plays, American Buffalo by David Mamet is a portrait of no-hopers planning a robbery with catastrophic results. This play is a close observation of street life and about characters that have been failed by the American Dream. Funny and brutal, the magnificence of the play rests on its metaphorical richness.

This play contains very strong and frequently explicit language. Directed by Paul Nelson, it is at Bournemouth Little Theatre from 4 to 9 June.