The Homeland star has made a return to London's famed theatre district after a six-year absence to feature in the show at the Wyndham's Theatre alongside fellow Brit Tom Sturridge and U.S. actor John Goodman in his West End debut.

The Guardian's Michael Billington calls the three actors "stellar" but insists the U.S. show is let down by having only one real American - Goodman - in the cast.

Dominic Cavendish of The Daily Telegraph newspaper is full of praise for Lewis, calling him "the bee's knees," but adds of the production, "Lots of the right things are in place... Yet it hasn't yet translated into something that sets pulses racing, nerves a-quiver. In a sense being left underwhelmed... Lewis - the lynchpin of the show - can't be faulted for accent or technical accomplishment."

The Daily Mail's reviewer Quentin Letts hails Goodman as the stand-out of the show, branding him "a class act," but writes of the play, "Despite Goodman's heroic efforts, (it) never quite grabs my guts."

Stars in the audience for the opening night show included Sturridge's fiancee Sienna Miller and Lewis' wife, Harry Potter star Helen MCCrory.