The National Theatre has just announced its plans for the next year and there’s a hell of a lot to be excited about.
The biggest news is the return of erstwhile Spider-man Andrew Garfield to the NT – his first appearance since 2006 – in the brilliant director Marianne Elliot’s revival of Tony Kushner’s landmark Aids fantasia ‘Angels in America’. We’ve got until May next year to wait for that one, but keep your eyes peeled for the tickets to go on sale because it’ll sell out instantly, we suspect.
Elsewhere highlights include ‘Mosquitoes’, Lucy Kirkwood’s follow-up to her West End smash ‘Chimerica’, a revival of Peter Shaffer’s ’Amadeus’ starring Lucian Msamati, a version of Shakespeare’s ‘Twelfth Night’ with Tamsin Greig as ‘Malvolina’ (a female Malvolio), the great Belgian director Ivo van Hove tackling Hedda Gabler AND MANY MORE.
Tickets go on sale tomorrow for ‘Another World: Losing Our Children to Islamic State’, a verbatim play about radicalisation that will be the final production in the Temporary Theatre, which will sadly close forever come May.
And on March 4 tickets will go on sale for Simon Stephens’s adaptation of Brecht’s ‘The Threepenny Opera’ starring Rory Kinnear and Rosalie Craig, David Hare acclaimed ‘Young Chekhov’ which transfer sin from Chichester Festival Theatre, Terrence Rattigan’s ‘The Deep Blue Sea’ starring Helen McCrory, a revival of Sean O’Casey’s ‘The Plough and the Stars’, and ‘Sunset at the Villa Thalia’, a new play from Alexi Kaye Campbell.
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