Full cast revealed for ‘Nye’ at the National Theatre, starring Michael Sheen

Tim Price’s new play charts politician Aneurin 'Nye' Bevan’s battle to create the NHS. The show will open at the National's Olivier Theatre on 24 February.

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The National Theatre has revealed the full cast of Tim Price’s new play Rye, which stars Olivier-nominated Michael Sheen in the title role.

He will be joined by Matthew Bulgo, Dyfan Dwyfor, Ross Foley, Daniel Hawksford, Bea Holland, Michael Keane, Nicholas Khan, Oliver Llewellyn-Jenkins, Mark Matthews, Ashley Mejri, Lee Mengo, David Monteith, Mali O’Donnell, and Sara Otung.

Remy Beasley, Roger Evans, Jon Furlong, Stephanie Jacob, Kezrena James, Tony Jayawardena, Rebecca Killick, Rhodri Meilir, and Sharon Small complete the cast.

Outgoing National Theatre artistic director Rufus Norris, who announced last year that he will be stepping down from the position in 2025, will direct.

The creative team includes set designer Vicki Mortimer, costume designer Kinnetia Isidore, lighting designer Paule Constable, co-choreographers Steven Hoggett and Jess Williams, composer Will Stuart, sound designer Donato Wharton, projection designer Jon Driscoll, company voice work Cathleen McCarron and Tamsin Newlands, staff director Francesca Goodridge, associate set designer Matt Hellyer, dialect coach Patricia Logue, and casting by Alastair Coomer CDG and Chloe Blake.

Aneurin ‘Nye’ Bevan is often referred to as the politician with the greatest influence on our country, despite never becoming prime minister.

The play takes Nye on a mind-bending journey through his life, from childhood to mining underground, Parliament and fights with Churchill.

Nye is a co-production between the National Theatre and Wales Millennium Centre. The play runs at the Olivier Theatre until 11 May.

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Photo credit: Michael Sheen in Nye. (Photo by Rachel Louise Brown)

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