The National Theatre has announced further details of its November – April season.
Sam Mendes, Academy Award-winning director and Bridge Project director, will bring us a new production of King Lear at the Olivier Theatre, starring Simon Russell Beale. I know, you’ve seen Lear already but this should be an evening to remember.
The NT has also announced a revival of A Taste of Honey by Shelagh Delaney. Set in the 50s, the play looks at class, race, gender and sexual orientation. It is part of the kitchen sink drama genre which attempted to bring to the stage social issues that were not being presented in British theatre at the time.
Nick Payne of Constellation fame is writing Blurred Lines to be presented at the Shed. The play will be directed by Carrie Cracknell who is Associate Director at the Royal Court Theatre and who directed the fantastic A Doll’s House (Young Vic and West End). The play will tackle gender politics with music.
Booking opens at 8:30 on November 29th