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The Normal Heart

Olivier Theatre, National, London
The Normal Heart
Olivier Theatre, National, London

Larry Kramer’s The Normal Heart, in a co-production with Fictionhouse. Directed by Dominic Cooke, Kramer’s largely autobiographical play about the AIDS crisis in 1980 New York has not been performed professionally in London since its European premiere in 1986.

Casting includes Ben Daniels as Ned Weeks, the co-founder of an AIDS advocacy group fighting to change the world around him, with Danny Lee Wynter as Tommy Boatwright, Daniel Monks as Mickey Marcus and Stanley Townsend as Ben Weeks.

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Larry Kramer
Dominic Cooke
Paule Constable
Vicki Mortimer
Cast list:
Ben Daniels, Danny Lee Wynter, Daniel Monks, Stanley Townsend

Olivier Theatre, National Venue Information

Olivier Theatre, National, South Bank, London, SE1 9PX
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Photo credit: Ben Daniels (Photo by National Theatre)
‘The Normal Heart’ to play at National Theatre in 2021
Monday, 26 October, 2020, 12:18
Following Death of England: Delroy and Dick Whittington, Larry Kramer’s The Normal Heart will be the first show to open at the National Theatre in 2021. Performances will begin in February 2021, and will be staged in-the-round. First performed in 1985, The Normal Heart deals with the rise of HIV/AIDs in New York City in the early eighties. Kramer’s autobiographical play transferred to London’s Royal Court the following year, with Martin Sheen as Ned Weeks. The production...
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