National Theatre artistic director Rufus Norris has laid out the theatre’s plans for its new season. Patrick Marber will direct his new version of Exit the King, Eugène Ionesco’s drama about a king who appears to be able to control nature and make others obey him. It will star Rhys Ifans and Indira Varma when it runs in the Olivier in July. It will be the National Theatre’s first production of an Ionesco play. Colin Morgan will make his National Theatre debut in Translations, by Brian Friel. It will be directed by Ian Rickson, and runs in the Olivier in May.
Exit the King
Patrick Marber directs this new version of Exit the King, Eugène Ionesco’s drama about a king who appears to be able to control nature and make others obey him. Rhys Ifans stars.
Eugène Ionesco, adapted by Patrick Marber
National Theatre, Upper Ground, South Bank, London, SE1 9PX
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Tuesday, October 3, 2017