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TitleProduction News from Royal National Theatre - updated
Date3 February 2005
DescriptionPress release with following headlines: Nicholas Hytner today announces plans for his third year at the National Theatre in February 2005. The Travelex £10 Season opens with 'Henry IV Parts 1 and 2,' bringing Michael Gambon back to the National as Falstaff, and continues with writer/director David Farr's 'The UN Inspector,' a modern take on Gogol's satire. The final play in the Travelex Season will be a new play by David Edgar set in contemporary Britain, 'Playing with Fire.' In the Cottesloe there will be another season of new plays. Mike Leigh returns to the theatre after 12 years, following the international success of his film 'Vera Drake.' There will be co-productions with Kneehigh Theatre, the Royal Exchange and DV8. Improbable make their main-stage NT debut with Jim Broadbent in 'Theatre of Blood.' Two classic plays by Brian Friel and Ibsen's Ghosts are revived, and Katie Mitchell revives Martin Crimp's 'Attempts on her Life.' A roster of award-winning new plays are touring from the NT this year: 'The History Boys' follows 'The Pillowman' and 'Elmina's Kitchen.' Lists production sponsors, audio-described and sign language interpreted performances as well as the repertoire.
Extent1 digital item
SeriesPress Releases 2000-2009
PERF6583Theatre of Blood
PERF6598Playing With Fire
PERF6588The UN Inspector
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