NT ANNOUNCES FUTURE PLANS
NT ANNOUNCES FUTURE PLANS
The Royal National Theatre have announced future plans for 2001/02.
All My Sons, by Arthur Miller is to transfer to the West End, along with other NT productions already confirmed Life x 3, Blue/Orange, and Noises Off.
The following is from the NT press release...
Nicholas Hytner, who is returning to the National to direct Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale, with Alex Jennings as Leontes, in the Olivier, will also direct a new play by Mark Ravenhill, Mother Clap’s Molly House, in the Lyttelton (this production will also tour the UK).
New plays will feature strongly in the Cottesloe, where Patrick Marber’s new play opens under his own direction in June, to be followed by new plays from Charlotte Jones, Sebastian Barry and Nicholas Wright. Charlotte Jones’s Humble Boy will be directed by John Caird, with Simon Russell Beale leading the cast; Sebastian Barry’s Hinterland will be directed by Max Stafford-Clark in a co-production between the National, Out of Joint and the Abbey Theatre, Dublin. Nicholas Wright makes a welcome return to the National with Van Gogh in Brixton.
Prior to Humble Boy, Simon Russell Beale returns with his award-winning performance as Hamlet – John Caird’s production transferring to the Olivier for a limited season, after its sell-out run in the Lyttelton.
Howard Davies will recreate his much admired, sell-out Cottesloe production of Arthur Miller’s All My Sons in the Lyttelton, prior to a West End run.
Martin Clunes will make his National Theatre debut in the title role of Moliere’s Tartuffe, in a new version by Ranjit Bolt, directed by Lindsay Posner in the Lyttelton.
Looking further ahead, in the Olivier, Peter Hall and Harrison Birtwistle reunite for The Bacchae by Euripides in a new version by Colin Teevan; and a major new trilogy by Tom Stoppard will be staged there by Trevor Nunn. Following the National’s successful productions of the great Rodgers & Hammerstein musicals Carousel and Oklahoma!, the company is delighted to have been given the rights to present South Pacific, last seen in London thirteen years ago. A string of visitors to the National over the coming months has begun with Complicite’s award-winning Mnemonic, to be followed by Indhu Rubasingham’s production of The Ramayana from Birmingham Rep. Robert Lepage’s new one-man show The Far Side of the Moon visits the Lyttelton in July, and Northern Broadsides bring Aureng-Zebe to the Cottesloe in September. The Royal National Theatre/Market Theatre, Johannesburg production of The Island, which played to great acclaim at the Lyttelton last year, is scheduled for revival in the West End next January.