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National Theatre sets dates for ‘Trouble in Mind’, ‘Wuthering Heights’ and ‘Small Island’

Find out what's happening with upcoming shows at the National Theatre.

Sophie Thomas
Sophie Thomas

Performance schedules for three upcoming shows at the National Theatre have been confirmed. Dates and further casting updates have been revealed for Trouble in Mind, Wuthering Heights and Small Island, with performances through to spring 2022.

Alice Childress' Trouble in Mind will be performed in the Dorfman Theatre, with previews from 2 December, an opening night on 9 December and runs to 29 January. First staged over 60 years ago, Trouble in Mind sees black actress Wiletta Mayer navigate rehearsals for a new play about racism, directed and written by white men. 

Tanya Moodie leads the Trouble in Mind cast as Wiletta Mayer, with a full cast completed by Daniel Adeosun, Naana Agyei-Ampadu, Joe Bannister, Emma Canning, John Hollingworth, Rory Keenan, Gary Lilburn and Cyril Nri. Nancy Medina directs, with scenic and costume design by Rajha Shakiry, lighting design by Nao Nagai, and sound design by Elena Peña.

As part of a national tour of Wuthering Heights, the Emily Brontë story will be staged in the Lyttelton Theatre from 3 February - 19 March. Wuthering Heights is a co-production with Wise Children, Bristol Old Vic and York Theatre Royal, led by Lucy McCormick as Cathy and Ash Hunter as Heatchcliff.

The cast is completed by Sam Archer, Nandi Bhebhe, Mirabelle Gremaud, TJ Holmes, Craig Johnson, Jordan Laviniere, Kandaka Moore, Katy Owen, Tama Phethean and Witney White. Emma Rice directs Wuthering Heights, with scenic and costume design by Vicki Mortimer, lighting design by Jai Morjaria and sound design by Simon Baker. 

Small Island returns to the Olivier Theatre in 2022, with previews from 24 February, an opening night on 3 March and performances to 16 April. Helen Edmundson adapts Andrea Levy's novel, which follows three individuals as they reflect on their Jamaican heritage. Casting for Small Island is to be announced, but Rufus Norris directs, with scenic and costume design by Katrina Lindsay, lighting design by Paul Anderson and sound design by Ian Dickinson for Autograph.

Anupama Chandrasekhar's The Father and the Assassin, directed by Indhu Rubasingham, will be performed later in 2022, with dates to be confirmed. 

Next month, The Ocean at the End of the Lane will make its long-awaited West End premiere at the Duke of York's Theatre. Or, if you're not travelling to the National Theatre, audiences can catch up on past National Theatre productions on their streaming service

Photo credit: National Theatre (Photo by Counse on Flickr)


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