National Theatre casting updates - Feb 2004

National Theatre casting updates

Some casting updates for future National Theatre productions include.....

Lia Williams and Charlotte Rampling joining David Collings, Adrian Scarborough in The False Servant
by Pierre Marivaux, in a new version by Martin Crimp
(Cottesloe / Previews from 26 May 2004, Opens 1 Jun 2004)
Directed by Jonathan Kent.
Lust and avarice trample on the finer feelings of love in this subversive take on sexual manners and the cruelties of courtship. The man thinks that marriage is simply a matter of money and property. But just how far should the woman go to prove him wrong?

Samuel Barnett (Posner) and Richard Griffiths (Hector), to join Frances De La Tour (Mrs Lintott) in The History Boys
by Alan Bennett
(Lyttelton / Previews from 8 May, Opens 18 May 2004)
Directed by Nicholas Hytner
A new comic drama about adolescent schoolboys. A group of bright, funny sixth-form boys in pursuit of sex, sport and a place at university. A maverick English teacher at odds with the young and shrewd supply teacher. A headmaster obsessed with results, and a history teacher who thinks he's a fool.

Kate Duchene(Clytemnestra) in Iphigenia At Aulis
by Euripdes, translated by Don Taylor
(Lyttelton / Previews from 12 Jun, Opens 22 Jun 04)
Directed by Katie Mitchell
The Greek fleet assembles in the bay of Aulis in readiness to launch an attack on Troy, but the wind suddenly drops and the ships stand idle. The army blame their leader who, in danger of losing his command, panics and jumps at a solution: to sacrifice his own daughter to the gods, in return for a favourable wind. Just how far will a leader go in order to save face and secure a military victory in the East?

Kay Bridgeman, Callum Dixon, Gawn Grainger, Paul Moriarty to star in Sing Yer Heart Out For The Lads
by Roy Williams
(Cottesloe / Previews from 23 Apr, Opens 30 Apr 2004, Booking to 26 Jun 2004 )
Directed by Paul Miller
Saturday 7 October 2000. England v Germany. The King George v The Duke of York. Keegan resigns and Barry plays a blinder. Tensions erupt in a South London pub as England lose again.

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