The newly announced season includes the London transfer of Standing at the Sky’s Edge from Sheffield Theatres.

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The National Theatre has unveiled details of its upcoming season, which will see Kristin Scott Thomas making her stage debut at the theatre in Simon Stone’s new adaptation of Phaedra alongside Assaad Bouab.

This season will also see the transfer of Standing at the Sky’s Edge from the Sheffield Theatres. The production is directed by Robert Hastie and features music by Richard Hawley and book by Chris Bush. It will run at the Olivier Theatre from January 20201.

Meanwhile, Rufus Norris has also announced the return of his production of Helen Edmundson’s adaptation of Andrea Levy’s Small Island, running from October 2020, with casting to be announced.

Dominic Cooke is also set to direct a new revival Emlyn Williams’ The Corn is Green from 17th June in the Lyttelton Theatre. The cast for the production is set to include Nicola Walker along with Adam Baker, Jordan Bamford, Saffron Coomber, Gareth David-Lloyd, Iwan Davies, Jonathan Hawkins, Richard Lynch, Alice Orr-Ewing, Sophie Stanton Garyn Williams and Rufus Wright.

It has also been confirmed that the season will feature Alice Birch’s adaptation of Rachel Cusk’s Outline. Transit. Kudos, running at the  Lyttelton Theatre from October.

Other announcements include Indhu Rubasingham directing April de Angelis’ new play Kerry Jackson in November, Nicole Charles’ five-star production of Roy Williams’ Sing Yer Heart Out for the Lads will transfer from Chichester to the Dorfman Theatre in September and  a co-production with Headlong, After Life, in 2021.

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