National Repertoire dates for Lyttelton & Cottesloe Theatres to 4 Oct 2003

National Repertoire dates for Lyttelton & Cottesloe Theatres to 4 Oct 2003

Repertoire dates have been announced for the The National Theatre's season from 7 July 03 to 4 Oct 03 in Lyttelton & Cottesloe .

Public Booking now open if booking by fax or post

Public Booking opens 23 June 03 (if booking by phone, in person or through agencies)(except Jerry Springer where booking is open for all performances now!)

Performance schedules click here

in the Lyttelton

Jerry Springer The Opera
by Richard Thomas
(Closes 30 Sep 03).
Directed by Stewart Lee, designed by Julian Crouch, lighting by Rick Fisher, choreography by Jenny Arnold
Triumph, tragedy and trailer trash as high culture meets low culture. Jerry Springer - The Opera is a new opera based on America's most lurid talk sho

by Tom Stoppard
(Previews from 7 Jun 03, opens 19 Jun 03, booking to 9 Sep 03) Directed by David Leveaux , designed by Vicki Mortimer, lighting by Paule Constable.
starring Simon Russell Beale (George Moore), John Rogan (Crouch ) Nicholas Woodeson (Bones), Jonathan Hyde (Archie), Essie Davis (Dorothy) .
Mental gymnastics, a pyramid of acrobats and a specially trained tortoise… Tom Stoppard's play about a moral philosopher, his musical-comedy-star wife, a moon landing and a body in the ballroom.

Three Sisters
by Anton Chekhov, in a new version by Nicholas Wright
(Previews from 2 Aug 03, opens 12 Aug, Booking to 4 Oct 03).
Directed by Katie Mitchell, designed by Vicki Mortimer, with lighting by Paule Constable.
Starring Lorraine Ashbourne (Olga), Eve Best (Masha), Anna Maxwell Martin (Irina),Dominic Rowan (André), Lucy Whybrow (Natasha), Ben Daniels (Vershinin), Paul Hilton, Tim McMullan, Peter Needham, Angus Wright.
Four young people are left stranded in a provincial backwater after the death of their father, an army General. They focus their dreams on returning to Moscow, a city remembered through the eyes of childhood as a place where happiness is possible.
(**This will be the first production of the play at the National since Laurence Olivier’s celebrated 1967 production.)

in the Cottesloe

Scenes From the Big Picture
by Owen McCafferty
(closes 21 Jun 03).
Directed by Peter Gill , designed by Alison Chitty, lighting by Hartley T A Kemp
Starring Kathy Kiera Clarke, Ruairi Conaghan, Chris Corrigan, Darren Healy, Packy Lee, Karl Johnson, Gerard Jordan, Aoife McMahon, Eileen Pollock, Frances Tomelty, Harry Towb, June Watson.
24 hours. 20 characters. 40 scenes. Belfast City. An urban story.

Elmina's Kitchen
by Kwame Kwei-Armah
(Closes 25 Aug 03).
Directed by Angus Jackson, designed by Bunny Christie
Starring Paterson Joseph , George Harris, Emmanuel Idowu, Oscar James, Donna Kroll, Shaun Parkes
Business is business, brother. The Yardies are eating up Hackney and Digger's protection smacks more of threat than promise. How can Deli save his son when temptation looms so large on Murder Mile?

by Nick Dear
(previews from 27 Jun 03, opens 3 Jul 03, booking to 2 Oct 03).
Directed by Lindsay Posner,
starring Robert Lindsay (Fouquet  ), Rupert Penry-Jones (Louis XIV), Stephen Boxer, Barbara Jefford, Jonathan Slinger, Geraldine Somerville, Hattie Morahan
Who invented The Sun King? What became of him? Nick Dear's witty new play deals with the rise and fall of Nicolas Fouquet, chief financier to Louis XIV and creator of the chateau which inspired Versailles.

by Michael Frayn
(Previews from 30 Aug 03, opens 9 Sep 03, booking to 4 Oct 03)
Directed by Michael Blakemore, set designs are by Peter J Davison, costumes by Sue Willmington, lighting by Mark Henderson.
starring Roger Allam as Willy Brandt and Conleth Hill as Gunter Guillaume. The cast also includes Nicholas Blane, Jonathan Coy, Christopher Ettridge, Paul Gregory, Glyn Grain, Steven Pacey, David Ryall.
West Germany, 1969. Willy Brandt begins his brief but remarkable career as the first left-of-centre Chancellor for nearly forty years. Always present but rarely noticed is Günter Guillaume, Brandt's devoted personal assistant - and no less devoted in his other role, spying on Brandt for the Stasi.

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