A new season has been announced at the National Theatre, including the return of director Peter Brook to the theatre after half a century, and a new play by David Hare. Brook will direct The Prisoner, which he has written and will co-direct with his long-time collaborator Marie-Hélène Estienne form September. Running in the Dorfman, the play asks questions of the justice system, and features a cast including Hiran Abeysekera, Hervé Goffings, Omar Silva, Kalieaswari Srinivasan and Donald Sumpter. It runs from 12th September.
Theatre is all in the timing, and the opening night of Nine Night coincided with the resignation of the Home Secretary Amber Rudd over misrepresenting her department's immigration stance on the Windrush generation who came to Britain from the West Indies in the 50s and her replacement in the post by Sajid Javid, himself a second-generation migrant. We have become a more assimilated nation, but... Read more