The venue has confirmed that it will be reopening its doors in June to welcome back audiences for the first time since it closed its doors in December.

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The Southbank based theatre has announced the Olivier Theatre will reopen on the 16th June with a production of Under Milk Wood by Dylan Thomas, with additional material by Siân Owen. Directed by NT Associate Lyndsey Turner, the cast for the production is set to include: Michael Sheen, Susan Brown, Ifan Huw Dafydd, Alan David, Michael Elwyn, Kezrena James, Karl Johnson, Gaynor Morgan Rees, Anthony O’Donnell, Siân Phillips and Cleo Sylvestre.

Meanwhile, the rest of the creative team will include: set and costume design is by Merle Hensel, lighting design by Tim Lutkin, movement by Imogen Knight, songs composed by EdwardRhys Harry, and sound design and additional compositions by Donato Wharton. The production will be performed in-the-round in the transformed
Olivier theatre. The theatre will remain in this configuration for further productions until early 2022.

The Dorfman Theatre will reopen its doors for the first time since February 2020 with a production of After Life from the 2nd June. Written by Jack Thorne, the production is a co-production between the National Theatre and Headlong and is set to be directed by Jeremy Herrin. Initial casting is set to include: Olatunji Ayofe, Danielle Henry, Maddie Holliday, Togo Igawa, Anoushka Lucas, Kevin McMonagle, Simon Startin, Luke Thallon, June Watson and
Millicent Wong.

The creative team for the production includes: set and costume design is by Bunny Christie, lighting design by Neil
Austin, movement direction by Shelley Maxwell, video design by Max Spielbichler and sound design by Tom Gibbons.

Both productions will run until 24 July, with socially-distanced seating for the entire run of the
productions. Tickets go on sale to the public on 30 April.

The Olivier theatre will have a capacity of approximately 500, whilst the Dorfman capacity will
be 120. For Under Milk Wood over 200 tickets will be available at £20, whilst nearly half the
house for After Life will be at £20. Tickets will be available to purchase as singles, pairs or in
threes or fours and with social distancing measures in place. There will also be a number of
Access performances for each production.