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LONDON: The National Theatre Schedule Nov 2011 - Mar 2012

The National Theatre

NATIONAL THEATRE:  NOVEMBER 2011 – MARCH 2012

Antony Sher returns to the National in TRAVELLING LIGHT, a new play by Nicholas Wright, directed by Nicholas Hytner in the Lyttelton and on tour

Errol John’s MOON ON A RAINBOW SHAWL is directed by Michael Buffong in the Cottesloe

Jamie Lloyd directs SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER by Oliver Goldsmith in the Olivier

DV8’s CAN WE TALK ABOUT THIS? has its London premiere in the Lyttelton

The third season of NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE continues with Collaborators, Travelling Light, The Comedy of Errors and She Stoops to Conquer

National Theatre Learning presents ISLAND, a new play for young audiences by Nicky Singer, in the Cottesloe and touring primary schools

Platforms, Exhibitions, Learning and Christmas gifts from the NT Bookshop

 

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TRAVELLING LIGHT   Lyttelton Theatre, on tour & NT Live

Previews from 11 January, press night 18 January, continuing in repertoire
On tour to Salford, Leeds, Aylesbury and Newcastle from March
National Theatre Live broadcast on 9 February 2012

Antony Sher returns to the National to play Jacob in TRAVELLING LIGHT, a new play by Nicholas Wright, directed by Nicholas Hytner in the Lyttelton Theatre where it opens on 18 January;  the production will also tour to Salford, Leeds, Aylesbury and Newcastle (see page 7) and will be broadcast as part of National Theatre Live on
9 February.  The cast also includes Mark Extance, Colin Haigh, Paul Jesson, Sue Kelvin, Abigail McKern, Damien Molony (as Motl), Lauren O’Neil (as Anna), Karl Theobald and Alexis Zegerman.  TRAVELLING LIGHT will have set designs by Bob Crowley, costumes by Vicki Mortimer, lighting by Bruno Poet, video/projection design by Jon Driscoll, music by Grant Olding and sound by Rich Walsh.

Nicholas Wright’s new play is a funny and fascinating tribute to the Eastern European immigrants who became major players in Hollywood’s golden age.

In a remote village in Eastern Europe, around 1900, the young Motl Mendl is entranced by the flickering silent images on his father’s cinematograph.  Bankrolled by Jacob, the ebullient local timber merchant, and inspired by Anna, the girl sent to help him make moving pictures of their villeage, he stumbles on a revolutionary way of story-telling.  Forty years on, Motl – now a famed American film director – looks back on his early life and confronts the cost of fulfilling his dreams.

Nicholas Wright’s previous plays for the National include Vincent in Brixton (also on Broadway), The Reporter; Mrs Klein (recently revived at the Almeida), and his adaptations of His Dark Materials, Three Sisters and Thérèse Raquin. His other plays include Cressida (Almeida/West End), Rattigan’s Nijinsky (Chichester) and The Last of the Duchess (Hampstead).

Antony Sher last appeared at the National in his own adaptation of Primo Levi’s If this is a Man, Primo, which transferred to New York and for which he won the Outer Critics’ Circle and Drama Desk Awards for Outstanding Solo Performance; the production was also filmed and he received a BAFTA nomination for Best Actor. His extensive stage credits also include, most recently, Arthur Miller’s Broken Glass in the West End, Tomas Stockmann in An Enemy of the People (Sheffield Crucible) and the title role in Kean (West End). His many leading roles for the Royal Shakespeare Company include Prospero, Iago, Macbeth, Leontes, Cyrano de Bergerac, Shylock, Tamburlaine, Henry Carr in Travesties, Shylock, Tartuffe, Molière and Richard III for which he won the Evening Standard and Olivier Awards for Best Actor. His previous NT appearances include Stanley (Olivier Award for Best Actor), Titus Andronicus, Uncle Vanya, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, The Trial and True West.  His many screen credits include Disraeli in Mrs Brown (Evening Standard Film Awards:  Peter Sellers Award for Comedy), Hitler in Churchill: The Hollywood Years, and Gerald Ballantyne in Home. A distinguished writer, novelist and artist, Antony Sher received a knighthood in 2000.

Since he became Director of the National in April 2003, Nicholas Hytner has directed Henry V, His Dark Materials, The History Boys, Stuff Happens, Henry IV, Southwark Fair, The Alchemist, The Man of Mode, The Rose Tattoo (with Stephen Pimlott), Rafta, Rafta… , Much Ado About Nothing, Major Barbara, England People Very Nice, Phèdre, The Habit of Art, London Assurance, Hamlet, One Man, Two Guvnors and Collaborators.

Press night:   Wednesday 18 January
Contact:   Lucinda Morrison on 020 7452 3232; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER    Olivier Theatre & NT Live
Previews from 24 January, press night 31 January, continuing in repertoire
National Theatre Live broadcast on 29 March

Jamie Lloyd directs SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER by Oliver Goldsmith, opening in the Olivier Theatre on 31 January, with a National Theatre Live broadcast to cinemas worldwide on 29 March. The cast includes David Fynn, Harry Hadden-Paton, John Heffernan, Cush Jumbo, Katherine Kelly (Kate Hardcastle), Steve Pemberton (Mr Hardcastle), Gavin Spokes and Sophie Thompson (Mrs Hardcastle). The designer will be Mark Thomson, with lighting by Neil Austin, sound and music by The Ringham Brothers, movement by Ann Yee, and the associate sound designer will be Matt Berry.

One of the great, generous-hearted and ingeniouscomedies of the English language, Goldsmith’s She Stoops to Conquer offers a celebration ofchaos, courtship and the dysfunctional family.

Hardcastle, a man of substance, looks forwardto acquainting his daughter with his old pal’s sonwith a view to marriage. But thanks to playboyLumpkin, he’s mistaken by his prospective son-in-law Marlow for an innkeeper, his daughter forthe local barmaid. The good news is, while Marlowcan barely speak to a woman of quality he’s acharmer with those of a different stamp. Andso, as Hardcastle’s indignation intensifies, MissHardcastle’s appreciation for her misguided suitorsoars. Misdemeanours multiply, love blossoms,mayhem ensues.

Known to a huge TV audience as Becky McDonald in Coronation Street,  Katherine Kelly’s theatre credits include Tamar's Revenge, Pedro The Great Pretender, House of Desires and Dog in a Manger (all for the RSC) and The Accrington Pals (Chichester Festival Theatre).

Steve Pemberton is best known as one of the writers and performers of The League of Gentlemen, on stage, television and film. His screen credits also include Match Point, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Hotel Babylon and Benidorm.

Sophie Thompson’s theatre credits include Clybourne Park (Royal Court and West End), Measure for Measure (Shakespeare’s Globe) and Into The Woods (Donmar Warehouse) for which she won the Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical. Her work in TV and film includes Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Eat Pray Love, Gosford Park, Persuasion, Four Weddings and a Funeral and EastEnders.

Jamie Lloyd is an Associate Director of the Donmar Warehouse, where he recently directed Inadmissible Evidence, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Passion (Evening Standard Award for Best Musical) and Piaf. His credits also include Three Days of Rain and The Little Dog Laughed (West End); and The Pride (Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre) and The Faith Machine for the Royal Court.

Press night:   Tuesday 31 January
Contact:   Becky Sayer on 020 7452 3233; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

MOON ON A RAINBOW SHAWL   Cottesloe Theatre
Previews from 7 March, press night 14 March, continuing in repertoire

Errol John’s 1953 play Moon On A Rainbow Shawl will be directed by Michael Buffong in the Cottesloe Theatre, opening on 14 March, with designs by Soutra Gilmour.

For the teeming populace of Old Mack’s cacophonous yard in Port of Spain, Trinidad, it’s a cheek by jowl existence lived out on a sweltering public stage. Snatches of calypso compete with hymn tunes, drums and street cries as neighbours drink, brawl, pass judgment, make love, look out for each other and crave a better life. But Ephraim is no dreamer and nothing, not even the seductive Rosa, is going to stop him escaping his dead-end job for a fresh start in England.

Set as returning troops from the Second World War fill the town with their raucous celebrations, Errol John’s Moon on a Rainbow Shawl depicts a vibrant, cosmopolitan world that is as harsh as it is filled with colour and warmth.

Michael Buffong is the newly appointed Artistic Director of Talawa Theatre Company, for whom he has directed Long Time No See, Unfinished Business and Brother to Brother.  His other productions include A Raisin in the Sun (Royal Exchange, Manchester) and Little Sweet Thing (UK Tour and Hampstead Theatre). His many television directing credits include Holby City, EastEnders, Hollyoaks, Casualty and Doctors

The National Theatre’s Cottesloe Partner is Neptune Investment Management.

Press night:   Wednesday 14 March
Contact:  Mary Parker on 020 7452 3234; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

CAN WE TALK ABOUT THIS?    Lyttelton Theatre
A co-production with DV8 Physical Theatre
Previews on 9 & 10 March, press night 12 March, playing until 28 March
Suitable for ages 16+

CAN WE TALK ABOUT THIS?, a work conceived and directed by Lloyd Newson, has its London premiere at the Lyttelton Theatre on 12 March, following a world tour. The co-production with DV8 Physical Theatre is directed by Lloyd Newson and designed by Anna Fleischle, with lighting by Beky Stoddart and video designed by Tom Reid. The cast is: Joy Constantinides, Lee Davern, Kim-Jomi Fischer, Ermira Goro, Hannes Langolf, Samir M’Kirech, Christina May, Seeta Patel, Anwar Russell and Ira Mandela Siobhan.

From the 1989 book burnings of Salman Rusdie’s The Satanic Verses, to the murder of filmmaker Theo Van Gogh and the controversy of the ‘Muhammad cartoons’ in 2005, DV8’s new production examines how these events have reflected and influenced multicultural policies, freedom of speech and censorship. 

CAN WE TALK ABOUT THIS? is based on real voices and interviews with leading figures from across the religious, political, cultural and social spectrum, including MPs, high profile authors and journalists.  Suitable for ages 16+.

Physical dance company DV8 (www.dv8.co.uk), which tours extensively, has made 16 works and won 48 awards since its inception in 1986, including a Grand Prix de Danse, an International Emmy for Performing Arts, a Rose d’Or and three Prix Italia. DV8 previously visited the Lyttelton with Just for Show (2005) and To Be Straight With You (2008).

Co-produced by Théâtre de la Ville and Festival D’Automne, Paris, National Theatre of Great Britain and Dansens Hus Stockholm.

Press night:  Monday 12 March (running time: 90 mins, no interval)
Contact: Lucinda Morrison on 020 7452 3232;  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

ISLAND     Cottesloe Theatre
15 – 25 February, suitable for 8 years+
On tour to primary schools in the Spring Term from 18 January

National Theatre Learning presents ISLAND, a new play for young audiences by Nicky Singer, touring to primary schools in the Spring Term from 18 January and coming to the Cottesloe Theatre from 15 – 25 February, directed by Adam Penford.  The cast includes Rebecca Boey and James Cooney; it will be designed by Simon Kenny, with lighting by Paul Knott and sound by Tom Gibbons.

In the middle of the Arctic Ocean lies an island where it is always day. The ice groans and cracks, the ground shifts under your feet, and skies flash with ice storms that freeze flesh in thirty seconds flat. Little wonder Cameron is reluctant to spend a week of his school holidays there.

Cut off from the rest of the world on this deserted island, he has no computer or phone and his iPod is fast running out of battery. Cameron can either assist with his mother’s scientific research or leave camp and explore. Armed with dustbin lids to ward off any danger, he sets out to see if the island is, indeed, uninhabited.

Nicky Singer’s first children’s novel Feather Boy won the Blue Peter ‘Book of the Year’ Award, was adapted for TV (winning a BAFTA for Best Children’s Drama) and then commissioned as a musical by National Theatre Connections with lyrics by Don Black and music by Debbie Wiseman. In 2010 she adapted her teen novel Knight Crew for an opera with music by Julian Philips at Glyndebourne; the making of the show was filmed by the BBC for a three-part documen­tary series presented by Gareth Malone. Her new novel for children, The Flask, will be be published in February.

Island family workshops and backstage tours will be available during the run.  For more information visit www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/families.

Island and Primary Theatre are supported by: The Ingram Trust, The Behrens Foundation, Goldsmiths’ Company Charity, The Golsoncott Foundation, The Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation, Jill and David Leuw, Newcomen Collett Foundation and The Topinambour Trust.

The National Theatre’s Cottesloe partner is Neptune Management.

Contact: Philippa Crossman on 020 7452 3236; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

BEYOND THE SOUTH BANK

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE
The third season of live cinema broadcasts from the National’s stages, National Theatre Live, is now reaching over 120 UK cinemas and 600 more abroad. Nicholas Hytner’s production of John Hodge’s new play COLLABORATORS, with Alex Jennings as Bulgakov and Simon Russell Beale as Stalin, becomes the first production to be broadcast from the Cottesloe Theatre, on 1 December (varying dates internationally).

Future screenings will include TRAVELLING LIGHT on 9 February 2012; THE COMEDY OF ERRORS on 1 March; and SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER on 29 March.

National Theatre Live is sponsored by Aviva. For further information and booking details for all cinemas, please visit www.ntlive.com

TRAVELLING LIGHT on tour
In addition to its run at the National, Nicholas Wright’s new play TRAVELLING LIGHT, with the NT cast led by Antony Sher, will tour to:  The Lowry, Salford (13 – 17 March); Grand Theatre, Leeds (20 – 24 March); Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury (27 – 31 March); and Theatre Royal, Newcastle (3 – 7 April).

 

PRODUCTION AND CASTING UPDATES

THE COMEDY OF ERRORS
Dominic Cooke’s production of Shakespeare’s THE COMEDY OF ERRORS opens in the Olivier Theatre on 29 November.  The full cast, led by Lenny Henry as Antipholus of Syracuse, is:  Marcus Adolphy, Tom Anderson, Paul Bentall, Claudie Blakley (Adriana), Ian Burfield, Silas Carson, Clare Cathcart, Lenny Henry, Adrian Hood, Chris Jarman (Antipholus of Ephesus), Lucian Msamati (Dromio of Syracuse), Joseph Mydell (Aegeon), Yvonne Newman, Pamela Nomvete, Rhiannon Oliver, Jude Owusu, Simon Parrish, Daniel Poyser (Dromio of Ephesus), Amit Shah, Michelle Terry (Luciana), Grace Thurgood, Everal A Walsh and Rene Zagger.

SWALLOWS AND AMAZONS
The critically acclaimed Bristol Old Vic production of SWALLOWS AND AMAZONS,
a new musical play with book by Helen Edmundson and songs by Neil Hannon, comes to the West End’s Vaudeville Theatre this Christmas for a strictly limited 5-week run from 15 December - 14 January, presented by the National Theatre and The Children’s Touring Partnership. The full cast is: Celia Adams, Greg Barnett, Neal Craig, Akiya Henry, Adrian Garratt, Alison George, Richard Holt, Katie Moore, Hilary Tones, Jon Trenchard, Sophie Waller and Stewart Wright.  The press night is Tuesday 20 December.

 

CHRISTMAS PRESENTS FROM THE NT BOOKSHOP

The NT Bookshop has a great new gift range, perfect for special presents or Christmas stocking fillers, as well as an inspiring selection of books and plays. With prices starting at just £1, there are witty badges and colourful Oyster card wallets and keyrings; One Man, Two Guvnors beer mats and T-shirts; a Beauty and the Beast model theatre kit; and a new War Horse range including magnets, bags, T-shirts and an intricate brooch.
The NT Bookshop is open Monday to Saturday 9.30am – 10.45pm and on performance Sundays 12pm – 6pm;  a range of gifts and books are also available to buy online or by mail order and if a title isn’t in stock, it can be ordered.

Contact:  Laura Horton on 020 7452 3231; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

PLATFORMS

www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/platforms
6pm (45 mins), £4/£3 unless stated;  BS = Platform followed by booksigning

PRIVATE EYE AT 50                        Fri 2 Dec 5.45pm (1hr), £5/£4, Lyttelton
Ian Hislop takes a satirical look at the events and people of the last 50 years. With Craig Brown, Harry Enfield, Lewis Macleod, Jan Ravens and John Sessions.

O’CASEY REDISCOVERED                        Sat 3 Dec, 10.30am (90mins), £6/£5, Lyttelton
Shivaun O’Casey discusses her father’s life and work with playwright Frank McGuinness and Abbey Theatre archivist Mairead Delaney, with actors from the Juno and the Paycock company reading from the other plays in O’Casey’s 1920s trilogy, The Plough and the Stars and Shadow of a Gunman. Chaired by James Naughtie.

Michael Morpurgo’s On Angel Wings Wed 21 Dec, 5.30pm (1hr 15 mins), £7.50/£5, Olivier
A humorous re-telling of the Christmas story; dramatised and adapted by Simon Reade, with Michael Morpurgo and Virginia McKenna as The Storytellers, and historical carols from Coope Boyes & Simpson, Fi Fraser, Jo Freya and Georgina Boyes.

In Conversation with...                       3pm (1hr), £5/£4
Afternoon interviews with members of the company, talking to Al Senter about their current role and career, and answering your questions.
Sinéad Cusack & Ciarán Hinds Thu 15 Dec, Lyttelton
Lenny Henry Fri 13 Jan, Olivier
Steve Pemberton & Sophie Thompson Mon 5 Mar, Olivier

Matthew Bourne                                                       Mon 21 Nov, Lyttelton BS
‘Britain’s favourite choreographer’ celebrates the 25th anniversary of his company with the publication of a new edition of his book, and talks to David Benedict.

The Annual Jocelyn Herbert Lecture
Ultz - The Politics of Good Taste                           Tue 29 Nov, Lyttelton
The designer Ultz takes a look at British stage design since the 1950’s. His recent work includes Chicken Soup with Barley, which Jocelyn Herbert originally designed
in 1958.

Shivaun O’Casey                                                      Mon 5 Dec, Lyttelton
With the production of one of her father’s greatest plays in the repertoire, Sean O’Casey’s daughter talks to the Abbey’s Lisa Farrelly.

Dominic Cooke on The Comedy of Errors                        Fri 9 Dec, Olivier
The director discusses his new production.

Martin Sixsmith                                                         Thu 15 Dec, Cottesloe BS
Collaborators explores a turbulent period in Russia’s history; the BBC’s former Moscow Correspondent, and author of Radio 4’s recent series, Russia: The Wild East, presents his view of this facinating time.

Theatre Quiz                                                                         Fri 16 Dec, Olivier
Quizmistress Emma Freud hosts the annual battle of theatre knowledge and quick wit between two National Theatre companies. Keeping score (and hopefully keeping the teams in order) will be Lenny Henry.

Ralph Fiennes                                                           Fri 6 Jan, Olivier
As his new film of Coriolanus opens, the actor Ralph Fiennes reflects on playing the title role in his directorial debut.

Michael Pennington on Shakespeare                    Thu 12 Jan, Cottesloe BS
Michael Pennington has spent over 20,000 hours performing, directing and writing about Shakespeare. Based on his one-man show, his new book, Sweet William, illuminates the plays and brings new understanding of the man and his work.

Simon Callow on Dickens and Theatre                 Mon 6 Feb, Cottesloe BS
In a new biography to mark the bicentenary of Charles Dickens’ birth, Simon Callow offers an insight into a life driven as much by performance and showmanship as by literary endeavour.

Jamie Lloyd on She Stoops to Conquer                Thu 9 Feb, Olivier
The director discusses his new production of Oliver Goldsmith’s comedy.

Alain de Botton                                                         Mon 13 Feb, Lyttelton BS
What if religions are neither all true nor all nonsense? In Religion for Atheists, the philosopher (a nonbeliever) suggests that rather than mocking religions, agnostics and atheists should steal from them – because they’re packed with good ideas on how we arrange our societies.

Nicholas Hytner and Nicholas Wright on Travelling LightFri 17 Feb, Lyttelton
The playwright and director discuss this new production.

Gregory Doran                                                          Mon 20 Feb, Cottesloe BS
Shakespeare’s Lost Play is the story of RSC associate director Gregory Doran’s quest to discover and stage a missing masterpiece, Cardenio; unseen since its first performance in 1613, it is believed by many to be the work of England’s greatest dramatist.

Sue Johnston                                                            Fri 2 Mar, Lyttelton BS
The actress best-known for her roles in Brookside, The Royle Family and Waking the Dead, reflects on the most precious and fraught relationship of any woman’s life in
her poignant and funny memoir, Things I Couldn’t Tell My Mother.

DV8: Can We Talk About This?Mon 19 Mar, 6pm (1hr), Lyttelton
Freedom of speech, multiculturalism and Islam; a discussion on DV8’s new production.

Julian Clary                                                               Mon 26 Mar, Cottesloe BS
Briefs Encountered is Julian Clary’s latest novel, a dark and wickedly witty story of love, obsession and Noël Coward, evoking both 1920s England and our own more
liberated times...
Michael Buffong on Moon on a Rainbow ShawlTue 27 Mar, Cottesloe
The director discusses his production of Errol John’s play.

Contact:  Laura Horton on 020 7452 3231; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

FREE EXHIBITIONS
www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/exhibitions
Stage by Stage, a permanent exhibition on the National’s history is in the Olivier Circle, plus a changing programme throughout the year, FREE to attend.

Dazzle                                                                        7 November – 8 January
Now in its 30th year at the NT, Dazzle has exhibited over 800 of the world’s leading jewellery designers and displayed almost 100,000 pieces of contemporary jewellery. This year’s show will be one of the biggest ever and will showcase the work of leading European designers who create unique and exquisitely beautiful handcrafted pieces of jewellery, metalwork and prints. All items are for sale, making Dazzle the perfect place to find a special gift. Get a taste of the work on show and a full list of exhibitors by visiting dazzle-exhibitions.co.uk.

Take a View – Landscape Photographer of the Year 2011
5 December – 28 January (closed 8 January)
This popular annual award, now in its fifth year, culminates in a stunning exhibition of over 100 photographs that shows the dramatic beauty and variety of our country, whilst reminding us of the need to safeguard this precious legacy for future generations. A full-colour book will also be available from the NT Bookshop. This year’s Awards are held in association with Network Rail, with the exhibition sponsored by Epson UK.
Seeing Landscape – Photographer and awards founder, Charlie Waite, will be giving talks in the NT Bookshop at 7.45pm on 13,14 Dec and 23, 24 Jan plus guided tours of the exhibition on the same dates. (Contact Box Office or see website for ticket information.)

Graham Clarke – The English Artist at Home and Abroad
21 January – 3 March
Graham Clarke, artist, author, illustrator, humorist and one of Britain’s most prolific printmakers, returns to the NT after twenty years. This exhibition will show a range of his etchings, produced entirely by hand using processes several hundred years old, drawings and watercolours, all made with attention to craftsmanship and much affection for the subject. He says: ‘My work is itself ‘theatrical’. It is intended to entertain the viewer and many images are static narratives, little plays within their own arch top proscenium.’ All of the work on display will be for sale. grahamclarke.co.uk

Contact: Laura Horton on 020 7452 3231;  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Discover more at the National Theatre
A programme of events and courses for all ages run as part of the National Theatre’s Learning Programme. You can also explore the theatre, meet artists and staff who work there, and find out about the National’s productions online.
www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/learning


For Secondary Schools
Masterclasses, KS4+
On-stage events that bridge the gap between theory and practice in performance skills, directing or playwriting. 
Brecht, 13 December, 2-4.30pm
Puppetry, 27 March, 10.30am-12.30pm
Devised Theatre, 27 March, 2-4.30pm

NT Revealed, KS4+
On-stage activities exploring design and technical skills, crafts and careers.
The Comedy of Errors: contemporary and original performance conditions, 12 Jan,
2-4pm
Sound Design: 21 March, 10.30am-12.30pm
Costume, hair & make-up: 21 March, 2-4.30pm

Tickets for all events £7.50, teachers free.

Student workshops, KS3+
Active sessions, giving students an insight into Acting, Directing, Design and Producing at the NT.  Dates on request, from £150.
Pre-show Q&A
Meet a member of the creative team and find out how director, designer and actors have realised the play. 30 minute, pre-show; tickets £2.50, teachers free.

More events and information at nationaltheatre.org.uk/secondary

For Teachers
CPD
The NT’s programme of professional development courses for teachers explores different aspects of teaching drama, making theatre in school, and personal impact in the classroom.  nationaltheatre.org.uk/teachers
Video in Performance 2 Dec
Directing Shakespeare 9-10 Dec
Brecht 20-21 Jan
Stanislavski 27-28 Jan
Theatreworks for Teachers 9 Feb
Theatre Design Symposium with V&A 10 Feb

Digital Classroom
Learn more about the art of making theatre online.  Free, beautifully designed, easy-to-use resources to enhance any learning experience. nationaltheatre.org.uk/digital classroom

Theatreworks
Theatreworks inspires confident and creative communications, drawing on the techniques used by actors and directors in the rehearsal room.
Open Courses
Personal Impact 6 Dec 2011, 26 Jan 2012
Influence and Rapport 7 Dec 2011
Nationaltheatre.org.uk/theatreworks

ENDS
4 November 2011

NOTES TO EDITORS
Public Information:
Public phone/online booking for new productions in the November – March season opens on 23 November. 
Book tickets online at www.nationaltheatre.org.uk  
Box Office:  020 7452 3000, open 9.30am – 8pm  Fax:  020 7452 3030
Information:  020 7452 3400

THE NATIONAL’S SPONSORS
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The National Theatre would appreciate an acknowledgement in the body of the text and/or as a separate footnote following editorial copy, for example:

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The National Theatre is working in partnership with American Express

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE is sponsored by Aviva

The National Theatre is a J.P.Morgan Signature Series partner

National Theatre Connections is supported by Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Innovation at the National Theatre is sponsored by Accenture

The National Theatre’s Cottesloe Partner is Neptune Investment Management

Philips and the National Theatre are working in partnership to reduce energy consumption.

Education at the National Theatre is supported by Goldman Sachs

The National Theatre’s airline partner is American Airlines

The National Theatre’s photographic images partner is Corbis

The National Theatre would like to acknowledge the support of US partner
Bob Boyett.

The National Theatre is supported by Arts Council England.


THE NATIONAL’S REPERTOIRE as of 21 November 2011
NATIONAL THEATRE PRESS OFFICE
Tel: 020 7452 3235  Fax: 020 7452 3230  Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

PLAY

THEATRE

PRESS NIGHT

CONTACT

GRIEF

Cottesloe

21 September

Mary Parker

THE VEIL

Lyttelton

4 October

Mary Parker

13

Olivier

25 October

Lucinda Morrison

COLLABORATORS

Cottesloe

1 November

Mary Parker

JUNO AND THE PAYCOCK

Lyttelton

16 November

Becky Sayer

THE COMEDY OF ERRORS

Olivier

29 November

Mary Parker

THE ANIMALS AND CHILDREN…

Cottesloe

From 7 December

Philippa Crossman

SWALLOWS AND AMAZONS

Vaudeville Theatre

19 December

Mary Parker or
Laura Horton

TRAVELLING LIGHT

Lyttelton Theatre

18 January

Lucinda Morrison

SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER

Olivier Theatre

31 January

Becky Sayer

ISLAND

Cottesloe Theatre

15 – 25 February

Philippa Crossman

CAN WE TALK ABOUT THIS?

Lyttelton Theatre

12 March

Lucinda Morrison

MOON ON A RAINBOW SHAWL

Cottesloe Theatre

14 March

Mary Parker

ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS

Adelphi Theatre

21 November

Janine Shalom, Premier PR

WAR HORSE

New London Theatre

Lincoln Center Theatre, New York

 

Janine Shalom,

Philip Rinaldi

DANIEL KITSON, MARK THOMAS, PLATFORMS & EXHIBITIONS

 

 

Laura Horton

THE  PITMEN PAINTERS

Duchess Theatre

From 5 October

Arabella Neville-Rolfe, Target Live

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