Three productions extend at the National Theatre

Three productions extend at the National Theatre

Three productions have been extended at the The National Theatre. Never So Good now booking 14 Aug 2008; Major Barbara now booking to 3 July 2008; The Year of Magical Thinking now booking to 15 July 2008.

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In the Lyttelton...
by Howard Brenton
(Previewed from 17 Mar 2008, Opened 26 Mar 2008, now booking to 14 Aug 2008)
Directed by Howard Davies, designed by Vicki Mortimer, lighting by Mark Henderson, choreography by Lynne Page, sound by Paul Arditti.
Starring Jeremy Irons (Macmillan), Anna Carteret, Bertie Carvel, Anna Chancellor, Ian McNeice, Peter Forbes, Clive Francis, Tim Francis, Robert Glenister, Terrence Hardman, Sarah Head, Sioned Jones, Anne Kavanagh, Nicholas Lumley, Charlotte Melia, Janet Spencer-Turner, Terence Turner, Claire Winsper
About Harold Macmillan (Conservative politician and Prime Minister 1957-1963) : Set against a back-drop of fading Empire, war, the Suez crisis, vintage champagne, adultery and vicious Tory politics at the Ritz, Howard Brenton’s Never So Good paints the portrait of a brilliant, witty but complex man, at times comically and, in the end, tragically out of kilter with his times.

In the Olivier...
by Bernard Shaw
(Previewed from 26 Feb 2008, Opened 4 Mar 2008, now booking to 3 July 2008)
Directed by Nicholas Hytner, designed by Tom Pye, lighting by Paul Pyant
Starring Simon Russell Beale (Andrew Undershaft), Clare Higgins (Lady Britomart Undershaft ), Hayley Atwell (Barbara Undershaft ), Paul Ready (Adolphus Cusins)
Major Barbara works tirelessly for the poor at a Salvation Army shelter until a large but morally dubious donation is welcomed from her estranged father, Andrew Undershaft, a millionaire weapons manufacturer. But when she visits the factory itself, the well-fed workers in their thriving model town make a devastating case for arms trade profits and a whole new set of ideals.

In the Lyttelton...
by Joan Didion based on her memoir
(Previews from 25 Apr 2008, Opens 30 Apr 2008, now booking to 15 JUly 2008)
Directed by David Hare, designed by Bob Crowley, lighting by Jean Kalman, sound by Paul Arditti.
Starring Vanessa Redgrave
Adapted for the stage by Joan Didion from her best-selling memoir of the same name, chronicles the aftermath of her husband’s sudden death. 'Grief turns out to be a place none of us know until we reach it. We know that someone close to us could die. We might expect to feel shock. We do not expect this shock to be obliterative, dislocating to both body and mind. We might expect to be prostrate, inconsolable, crazy with loss. We do not expect to be literally crazy – cool customers who believe that their husband is about to return and need his shoes.'


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