Having a quick look at what’s coming up at the National Theatre over the coming months, it is looking to be even more exciting – with a number of productions that I will definitely try and see! So what have they got coming up? I hear you say – well let’s take a closer look:
Three Days in the Country – Directed by Patrick Marber, this production will preview at the Lyttelton Theatre from the 21st July until 21st October. The cast is set to include Amanda Drew, Gawn Grainger, John Simm and Cherrelle Skeet.
Based on Ivan Turgenev’s A Month in the Country, this new production is set over three days when both the old and the young learn about the many different types of love that exists in the world.
Patrick Marber’s previous plays for the National Theatre includes Dealer’s Choice and Closer.
Our Country’s Good – Opening at the Olivier Theatre on the 26th August and running until 17th October, this production will be directed by Nadia Fall.
As the first convict ship arrives at Botany Bay in 1788 crammed with Britain’s outcasts – an argument soon breaks out about the best way to keep the criminals in line: the noose or a more civilised form of entertainment?
Timberlake Wertenbaker’s play is profound and moving but filled with hope.
People,Places and things – This new play by Duncan MacMillan will open at the Dorfman Theatre on 1st September until 10th October and is to be directed by Jeremy Herrin.
The play tells the story of Emma who is in rehab because of her drinking problem. But is the real problem with Emma or to do with everything else?
Pomona – Alistair McDowell’s play arrives at the Temporary Theatre from the 10th September until 10th October. It is presented by the Orange Tree Theatre, where it had a successful run in 2014.
The production is to be directed by Ned Bennett and contains adult themes, making it suitable for those aged 14 and above.
Ollie’s sister has gone missing. As she searches Manchester in desperation, she finds that all the roads lead to Pomona – a concrete island at the centre of the city.
Jane Eyre – This classic novel arrives on stage from the 8th September and is currently booking until 25th October (with more performances to be announced).
It will be showing at the Lyttelton Theatre and directed by Sally Cookson. The cast will include Madeleine Worrall , Benji Bower and Maggie Tagney.
The story follows Jane’s story from orphan to a grown woman and is still as inspiring as it was when it was first published almost 170 years ago.
wonder.land – This brand new musical is based on Lewis Carroll’s most memorable story Alice in Wonderland.
Opening at the Olivier Theatre from the 27th November, this production will be first seen as part of the Manchester International Festival from the 29th June to the 12th July.
It will feature music by Damon Albarn and will be directed by Rufus Norris. The production is a very modern take on a classic children’s story.
So there you go! There are at least three of those that I definitely want to go and see – what about you?