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Photo credit: Kat Ronney as Rose (Brinkhoff-Möegenburg)

‘Hex’ to return to National Theatre this winter

Performances are currently scheduled to 22 January.

Sophie Thomas
Sophie Thomas

Hex will return to the National Theatre later this year, and a Hex official opening night is now scheduled to take place in November. Hex is currently in the Olivier Theatre, with performances to 22 January. Hex will then reopen this winter, with dates to be announced. 

In a letter from the National Theatre artistic director, and Hex director, Rufus Norris, he said: "Like many productions (including several other NT ones), this one has been blighted by Covid, with the first week of previews seeing a different combination of understudies and stand-ins at almost every performance, and three weeks of performances lost since then due to illness.

We had hoped to emerge into a clearer situation in January, but while we have started performances again, fresh cases are still emerging and the creative team have had to disperse to other projects. We have also had to cancel the planned NT Live.

In light of this, and as the show is scheduled to run only until 22 January, we have decided to remount Hex in November, to give it the chance to have a full run, and so we have taken the decision to move the press night to later in the year."

Hex is a new musical based on the Sleeping Beauty fairytale. Rosalie Craig plays the fairy in an original musical, which sees the fairy's blessing ultimately become a curse. Three songs from Hex were released in late 2021, and you can listen to the Hex music.

The Hex cast is completed by Tamsin Carroll as Queenie, Michael Elcock as Bert, Kat Ronney as Rose, Christopher Akrill, Delroy Atkinson, Esme Bacalla-Hayes, Natasha J Barnes, Madeline Charlemagne, Ebony Clarke, Sonya Cullingford, Hanna Dimtsu, Tamsin Dowsett, Joe Foster, Ben Goffe, Daisy Maywood, Kody Mortimer, Joseph Prouse, Sasha Shadid, Shaq Taylor and Sargon Yelda.

Hex features a book by Tanya Ronder, direction by Rufus Norris, and music by Jim Fortune. Designs are by Katrina Lindsay, with choreography by Jade Hackett, lighting design by Paul Anderson, and sound design by Simon Baker.

Hex is at the National Theatre to 22 January, and will return in November.

Photo credit: Kat Ronney as Rose (Brinkhoff-Möegenburg)

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