Casting update at the National Theatre 2007
Casting update at the National Theatre
Casting update at the National Theatre...
by Victoria Benedictsson, in a new version by Clare Bayley
at the Lyttelton
(Previews from 24 July 2007, Opens 1 Aug, booking to 21 Aug 2007 )
Cast includes: Nancy Carroll (Louise Strandberg), Zubin Varla (Gustave Alland), Niamh Cusack (Erna), Judith Coke (Mrs Knutson), Edward Davenport (Henrik Ryberg), Patrick Drury (Mr Moller), Avril Elgar (The Concierge), Madeleine Herrington (Miss Knutson), Claudia Renton (Lilly), Marlene Sidaway (Botilda), Hugh Skinner (Viggo)
Directed by Paul Miller, designed by Simon Daw; lighting by Bruno Poet; music by David Shrubsole and sound by John Leonard.
One sunny day in Paris, Gustave Alland, famous artist and philanderer, visits Louise Strindberg – convalescing in her brother’s studio – and casts her effortlessly under his spell. In a vain attempt to escape, she exiles herself to her provincial hometown in Sweden. But a letter propels her back to Paris and into his arms. And for a brief moment, before the horror, ecstasy is hers.
based on a novel by Michael Morpurgo, adapted by Nick Stafford
at the Olivier
(Previews from 8 Oct 2007, Opens 17 Oct, booking to 1 Dec 2007 )
Cast includes: Alice Barclay, Jamie Ballard, Finn Caldwell, Gareth Kennerley, Rachel Leonard, Tim Lewis, Tommy Luther, Emily Mytton, Toby Olie, Toby Sedgwick, Luke Treadaway
A National Theatre / Handspring Puppet Company co production
Directed by Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris, designed by Rae Smith; lighting by Paule Constable; Puppet designs and fabrication by Adrian Kohler, video design by Leo Warnerand, sound by Christopher Shutt
At the outbreak of World War One, Joey, young Albert’s beloved horse, is sold to the cavalry and shipped to France. He’s soon caught up in enemy fire, and fate takes him on an extraordinary odyssey, serving on both sides before finding himself alone in no man’s land. But Albert cannot forget Joey and, still not old enough to enlist, he embarks on a treacherous mission to find him and bring him home. in Sweden. But a letter propels her back to Paris and into his arms. And for a brief moment, before the horror, ecstasy is hers.
(Suitable for age 12 and above)