National Theatre announce 2004 Season

National Theatre announce 2004 Season

The National Theatre has announced its Winter 2004 Season, which runs to 30 March 2003. The only new production added to the repertoire is the world premiere of David Hare's The Permanent Way from 8 Jan to 30 Mar 04 co produced with Out Of Joint (Public booking opens 8 Dec 2003).

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The Permanent Way
by David Hare
in the Cottesloe Theatre
(Previews from 8 Jan 04, opens 13 Jan 04, booking to 30 Mar 04 ).
Directed by Max Stafford-Clark, designed by William Dudley, lighting by Johanna Town.
Starring Flaminia Cinque, Nigel Cooke, Matthew Dunster, Souad Faress, Sam Graham, Lloyd Hutchinson, Kika Markham, Bella Merlin , Ian Redford
In 1991, before an election they did not expect to win, the Conservative government made a fateful decision to privatise the railways. Now, 12 years later, we subsidise the industry more lavishly than ever before. David Hare tells the story through the first-hand accounts of those most intimately involved. From passengers to government ministers, their voices bear witness to an extraordinary parable of British mismanagement.

A children's production will be at the Cottesloe in the daytime Feb 2004....
adapted from Christopher Marlowe and other tellings of th cmyth additional material by Carl Grose, with music composed and performed by Ansuman Biswas
in the Cottesloe Theatre
(February 10, 11, 12, 19, 20, 21, 23, 24, 25 at 11am
February 10, 11, 20, 23, 24 at 2pm. ).
Directed by Rebecca Gould and Mervyn Millar, designed by Jane Linz Roberts.
A story about what might happen if you want too much, what might happen if you meet the Devil and what might happen if you spend a lot of time looking for sausages.
'Actors, puppets and live music combine to tell one of the most enduring stories in world literature...'


Productions closing in this period include.....
Mourning Becomes Electra
by by Eugene O'Neill, based on Aeschylus' Oresteia
Closes 31 Jan 2004 at Lyttelton.

Play Without Words
Devised by Matthew Bourne
Closes 6 March 2004 at Lyttelton.

His Dark Materials
Based on the novels by Philip Pullman
Closes 20 March 2004, at Olivier.

The Pillowman
by by Martin McDonagh
Closes 27 March 2004, at Cottesloe.

by Michael Frayn
Closes 30 March 2004, at Lyttelton.


New platforms include...
Harriet Walter
14 Jan 04, 6pm Lyttelton
Harriet Walter talks about her book, Other People’s Shoes - a practical, and personal, introduction to acting by someone at the top of her profession.

Helen Mirren
17 Jan 04, 8.15pm Lyttelton
Helen Mirren, currently in Mourning Becomes Electra, talks about her varied and distinguished career in theatre, film and television.

David Hare
27 Jan 04, Cottesloe
Richard Boon, author of About Hare, talks to playwright David Hare about his work at the National Theatre and beyond.

John Crowley
4 Feb 04, Cottesloe
Director John Crowley talks about his production of Martin McDonagh’s new play, The Pillowman.

Michael Simkins
12 March 04, Lyttelton
Actor and Guardian columnist, Michael Simkins, talks about his new book, What’s My Motivation? The platform will be followed by a booksigning.

Denis Quilley: A Celebration
16 March 04, Lyttelton
Friends and colleagues celebrate and share their memories of the actor, Denis Quilley, on the posthumous launch of his autobiography.

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