National Theatre announce future Productions 2010


Nicholas Hytner has announced future productions at The National Theatre...

In the Olivier Theatre: WOMEN BEWARE WOMEN, Marianne Elliott’s production of Thomas Middleton’s Jacobean tragedy, opening 27 April 2010, starring Harriet Walter, Samuel Barnett. It will be followed by a new play by Moira Buffini, WELCOME TO THEBES, directed by Richard Eyre, opening on 22 June. The season continues in July with Michael Grandage’s production of DANTON’S DEATH by Georg Buchner, in a new (2010) version by Howard Brenton, starring Toby Stephens in the title role. In September, will be Nicholas Hytner’s production of Shakespeare’s HAMLET, with Rory Kinnear in the title role and Clare Higgins as Gertrude.

In the Lyttelton Theatre: AFTER THE DANCE by Terence Rattigan, directed by Thea Sharrock, opening on 8 June. Alan Bennett’s THE HABIT OF ART will return to the repertoire in July with a new cast. Howard Davies will direct a new play by JT Rogers, opening in September.

In the Cottesloe Theatre: BEYOND THE HORIZON by Eugene O’Neill and SPRING STORM by Tennessee Williams, which transfer from Royal & Derngate, Northampton (where they opened in October 2009); opening on 7 April, the original cast is directed by Laurie Sansom. A new play, LOVE THE SINNER by Drew Pautz, will open on 11 May, directed by Matthew Dunster. EARTHQUAKES IN LONDON, a new play by Mike Bartlett, directed by Rupert Goold, in a co-production with Headlong Theatre, opening in August. A new piece devised and written by Neil Bartlett and Handspring Puppet Company, to be performed by Basil Jones and Adrian Kohler of Handspring and directed by Neil Bartlett, will open in September.

Winter and beyond...
Looking further ahead, Danny Boyle will make his National Theatre debut directing FRANKENSTEIN, a play by Nick Dear, based on the novel by Mary Shelley. Peter Hall will direct Shakespeare’s TWELFTH NIGHT, with Rebecca Hall as Viola, in a production in the Cottesloe Theatre to celebrate his 80th birthday.

Public booking for WOMEN BEWARE WOMEN, SPRING STORM, BEYOND THE HORIZON, LOVE THE SINNER, AFTER THE DANCE will open on 17 February. Full details will be announced next week!!

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