First performed at Lyric Hammersmith in 2018, Jude Christian and Cariad Lloyd's adaptation of Dick Whittington will be staged at the Olivier Theatre.
Speaking about Dick Whittington, Jude Christian and Cariad Lloyd said: "In 2018 we set out to celebrate the heart of the Dick Whittington story - that London has always been, and will always be, enriched by the brilliant brains and invigorating spirit of those who come from all over the world and call it home. That's a story we want to tell now more than ever, and in quintessentially British fashion: with irreverent jokes, talking animals, awesome songs, and wholesale destructive silliness.”
Ned Bennett continued: “We are inordinately excited to be talking about a show, never mind having the privilege of being able to stage one right now. We are facing such challenging times, as artists and as an industry, so we feel so lucky to have the NT able to provide this opportunity. We cannot wait to bring audiences (safely) into the Olivier and allow them to remember the joy of theatre for a night."