NT ANNOUNCES SCHEDULE 24th Sep 01 to 24th Nov 01

NT ANNOUNCES SCHEDULE 24th Sep 01 to 24th Nov 01

The Royal National Theatre have announced their new schedule covering 24th Sep 01 to 24th Nov 01.


Opening in this period

Luther, by John Osborne, starring Rufus Sewell as 'Luther' , Richard Griffiths, Geoffrey Hutchings, Maxine Peake, Malcolm Sinclair and Timothy West.. It is directed by Peter Gill. Concerns Martin Luther, whose personal struggle with God led, inevitably, to a battle with the Church that set in motion the Protestant Reformation. This private and public epic unfolds through a series of portraits of 16th-century Europe, showing the Catholic Church in all its wisdom, corruption and glory failing to embrace one of its most astonishing sons.
(Olivier, Previews 29th Sep, Opens 5th Oct 01, closes 14th Nov 01).

The Good Hope, by Herman Heijermans, in a new version by Lee Hall. Starring Diane Beck, Emma Bird, Charlotte Emmerson, William MacBain, John Normington, Robert Oates, Trevor Ray, Sheila Reid, Iain Robertson, John Tams.. Directed by Bill Bryden, the voyage of 'The Good Hope' is a journey on which the life of the entire community depends. A storm rages, the women and children wait ashore, the boat follows the Greenland catch. The story has been relocated to the Yorkshire fishing community of Whitby in 1900.
(Cottesloe, Previews 2nd Nov, Opens 8th Nov 01).

Jitney, by August Wilson, starring Russell Andrews, Willis Burks II, Paul Butler, Anthony V Chrisholm, Leo V Finnie III, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Barry Shabaka Henley, Linda Powell, Keith Randolph Smith.. Directed by Marion McClinton. Set in a Pittsburgh cab company in the late 70s, it tells the story of the men who drive the jitney cars and their struggle to find honour and accomplishment in a lanscape of diminishing possibility.
(Lyttelton, Previews 11th Oct, Opens 16th Oct, Closes 21st Nov 01).

Gagarin Way, by Gregory Burke, starring Bill McElhaney, MIchael Moreland, Michael Nardone, Maurice Roeves. Directed by John Tiffany. Eddie wants to feel the difference between recreational violence for a reason. Gary needs the blood, sweat and tears of his comrades to mean something to someone. Frank's the closest target - but he's not playing the game. and Tom? Tom just came back for his hat.
(Cottesloe, Previews 28th Sep, Opens 3rd Oct, Closes 23rd Oct 01)

****Public booking is now open if booking by post or fax, public booking opens 3rd Sep 01 if booking by phone, in person, or through agencies**

Closing in this period
All My Sons,(Lyttelton, 6th Oct 01
Howard Katz,(Cottesloe, 6th Oct 01)
The Relapse,(Olivier, 17th Nov 01)
Mother Clap's Molly House,(Lyttelton, 24th Nov 01)

New Platforms announced....

John Mills
(4th Oct 01 / 6pm Lyttelton
Talks about his theatrical career.

Nicholas Craig: I An Actor
(5th Oct 01 / 6pm Cottesloe
Nicholas Craig offers a unique insight into some of the globally renowned techniques that have marked him out as the leading thespian of his time! Presented with the assistance of Nigel Planer.

Linbury Design : Designing the New
(12th Nov 01 / 6pm Olivier

Linbury Design : Designing the Old
(15th Nov 01 / 6pm Lyttelton

Jean Benedetti on David Garrick
(16th Nov 01 / 6pm Cottesloe


New NT25 Platforms
National Theatre: Twenty Five Years on the South Bank
Special platforms celebrating 25 years on the south bank for The National Theatre.

The Building
(22nd Oct / 6pm Olivier (45 mins)
Discuss the enduring significance of Sir Denys Lasdun design of the Royal National Theatre

The Designers
(23rd Oct / 6pm Lyttelton (45 mins)
Leading designers talk about their work on the South Bank.

The Directors
(25th Oct / 5.30pm Olivier (1 hour)
Peter Hall, Richard Eyre and TRevor Nunn look back at the company's rich history.

The Chain Play
(26th Oct / 2.30pm Olivier (2 hours)
To celebrate the National's extra-ordinary literary achievements, 25 playwrights will write 25 scenes to make up the as yet untitled chain play. Each handling their scene on to the next writer, they will have complete freedom to take the play in any direction they like. Writers include Alan Bennett, Sarah Daniels, Kevin Eloy, Peter Gill, Zinnie Harris, Hanif Kureishi, Terry Johnson, Charlotte JOnes, Patrick Marber, Adrian Mitchell, Stephen Sondheim.

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