NT ANNOUNCES SCHEDULE 28th May to 28th July 01

NT ANNOUNCES SCHEDULE 28th May to 28th July 01

The Royal National Theatre have announced their new schedule covering 28th May 01 to 28th July 01.


Opening in this period

Howard Katz, world premiere of a new play by Patrick Marber (Cottesloe, Opens 13th June 01, following previews from 1st June). The play features Ron Cook, Ashley Jensen, Cherry Morris, Trevor Peacock, Paul Ritter, Nadim Sawalha, Mossie Smith and Russell Tovey. It is directed by Patrick Marber. Father, son, husband, brother, showbiz agent, fifty and furious: Howard Katz throws his life in the air to search for his soul.....

Hamlet, (Olivier, from 11th June to 5th July). Following a sell-out run in the Lyttelton and world tour, Simon Russell Beale in the title role, returns to the National.

The Relapse, by John Vanbrugh (Olivier,opens 20th July 01, following previews from 12th July 01). Directed by Trevor Nunn, starring Alex Jennings. The English comedy of sexual and financial politics. Lord Foppington, who has recently bought his peerage, arranges to marry a wealthy country heiress to go with it. But before he can meet her, his younger brother arrives on the scene pretending to be him. Meanwhile Loveless, reformed philanderer, arrives in London from the country with his loyal wife Amanda, and they find themselves swept up in the intrigues of their friends, Berinthia and Worthy.

The Far Side of the Moon,by Robert Lepage (Lyttelton, from 9th to 21st July 01). Drawing on his obsession with geography, self-discovery and technology, Robert Lepage's latest solo performance explores an inner voyage to outer space.

**Public booking is now open if booking by post or fax, public booking opens 8th May 01 if booking by phone, in person, or through agencies**

Closing in this period
My Fair Lady,(Lyttelton, 30th June (**SOLD OUT)
Playboy of the Western World,(Cottesloe,28th June)

New Platforms announced....

Timothy West
(4th June 01 / 6pm Olivier)
To mark the publication of his auto-biography. Timothy West talks about his long and varied career.

Christopher Fry's 'A Ringing of Bells'
(26th June 01 / 5.30pm Olivier)
A chance to hear a reading of the latest play by Christopher Fry, who at 93 is one of the country's oldest practising playwrights.

Edward Albee's 'The Zoo Story'
(6th JUly 01 / 6pm Cottesloe)
Stephen Wentmore directs a performance of Albee's story of two strangers, a park bench and a sunny New York afternoon in 1959. With Paul Bazeley and Chistopher Staines.

Brian McAvera's 'Three Women Various'
(24th July 01 / 2pm Cottesloe)
(Tickets £7 / Running time 2 hours)
Following the success of last year's reading of his acclaimed 'Picasso's Women', Brian McAvera presents his new play.

New NT25 Platforms announced....

National Theatre: Twenty Five Years on the South Bank
Special platforms celebrating 25 years on the south bank for The National Theatre. The first platforms looks back , year by year, on the NTs theatrical history. The events feature extracts and discussion with key figures talking about the most celebrated productions in each year.

Wild Honey
(1st Jun 01 / 6pm Olivier)

(18th Jun 01 / 6pm Cottesloe)

Brighton Beach Memoirs
(20th Jun 01 / 6pm Olivier)

A View from the Bridge
(28th Jun 01 / 6pm Cottesloe)

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
(2nd Jul 01 / 6pm Cottesloe)

Fuente Ovejuna
(20th Jul 01 / 6pm Cottessloe)

The Wind in the Willows
(26th Jul 01 / 6pm Cottessloe)

The Madness of King George III
(27th Jul 01 / 6pm Cottessloe)


Terrace Cafe Cabaret Season announced...
Live music and late shows
Doors/food from 9pm
Performances from 11pm to midnight

Pirate Jenny
11, 12, 18, 19 May 01
Price: £10
Jenny Galloway, presents a potent and passionate mix of songs by Brecht, Weill and Eisler

Almost Like Being In LOve
25, 26 May, 1,2, 8, 9, 15, 16 Jun 01
Price: £14
A revue celebrating the lost love lyrics of My Fair Lady's master lyricist, Alan Jay Lerner. Devised and directed by Hugh Wooldridge. Cast Tbc.

Looking for the best seats...