The National Theatre has confirmed that Mark Strong and Hope Davis will lead the cast in Dvid Hare’s new play The Red Barn, appearing at the Lyttelton Theatre from the 6th October. 

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Based on the novel, La Main, by Georges Simenon, David Hare’s new play The Red Barn has taken the original story and transformed it into a new play that unfolds in Connecticut in 1969.

Two couples who are on their way home from a party, struggle through the snow. but not everyone makes it back safely.

This production of the play will star Mark Strong, who returns to the stage following his highly acclaimed performance as Eddie Carbone in A View from the Bridge for which he won the Olivier Award for Best Actor, and on transferring to Broadway was nominated for Tony and Drama Desk Awards for his performance. He last appeared at the National Theatre in the 1997 production of Patrick Marber’s Closer.

Meanwhile, Hope Davis will make her UK stage debut in the production. She received a Tony Award nomination for Best Actress in a Play for her performance in the original Broadway production of God of Carnage in 2009.

Further casting for the production will be announced later this summer.

The Red Barn will be directed by Robert Icke, whose previous credits include Oresteia and the upcoming Mary Stuart – both for the Almeida Theatre. The creative team also includes: designs by Bunny Christie, lighting by Paule Constable, Tim Reid as Video Designer and sound is by Tom Gibbons.

The Red Barn will play at the National Theatre from the 6th October to the 19th November, with further dates to be announced. For more information and to book tickets visit: https://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/shows/red-barn

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