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Theatre Listings for Spring 2017
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Andrew Garfield, Angels in America at the National Theatre

NATIONAL THEATRE
SOUTHBANK
SE1 9PX
020 7452 3000

Ugly Lies the Bone
22 February to 6 June
By Lindsey Ferrentino
After three tours in Afghanistan, Jess finally returns to Florida. In a small town on the Space Coast, as the final shuttle is about to launch, Jess must confront her scars – and a home that may have changed even more than her.

Experimenting with a pioneering virtual reality therapy, she builds a breathtaking new world where she can escape her pain. There, she begins to restore her relationships, her life and, slowly, herself.

Twelfth Night
15 February to 13 May
By William Shakespeare
A ship is wrecked on the rocks. Viola is washed ashore but her twin brother Sebastian is lost. Determined to survive on her own, she steps out to explore a new land. So begins a whirlwind of mistaken identity and unrequited love. The nearby households of Olivia and Orsino are overrun with passion. Even Olivia’s upright housekeeper Malvolia is swept up in the madness.

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Consent at The National Theatre and also available NT Live

Consent
28 March to 17 May
By Nina Raine
Why is Justice blind? Is she impartial? Or is she blinkered? Friends take opposing briefs in a rape case. The key witness is a woman whose life seems a world away from theirs. At home, their own lives begin to unravel as every version of the truth is challenged.

Angels in America
Part One: Millennium Approaches & Part Two: Perestroika
11 April to 19 August
By Tony Kushner
America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell.

The cast includes Andrew Garfield playing Prior Walter, Denise Gough playing Harper Pitt, Nathan Lane playing Roy Cohn, James McArdle playing Louis Ironson and Rusell Tovey playing Joe Pitt.

Angels in America will also be broadcast to cinemas by NT Live from 20 July.

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SHAKESPEARE’S GLOBE
56 PARK STREET
SE1 9AR
020 7261 9565

The White Devil
To 16 April 2017
By John Webster
In the shadows of the court and the darkness of the human heart, greed and lust corrupt and breed murderous atrocity. Consumed by a violent passion for that which is forbidden to him, the Duke of Brachiano murders his wife in order to possess another woman, triggering a cycle of violence.

Othello
To 16 April 2017
Othello is incredibly talented and successful, but is subjected to racism, jealousy and suspicion. Only his love, Desdemona, treats him with respect and kindness. His best friend, Iago, watches Othello’s life flourish with unbearable jealousy and plots to undermine his love for Desdemona.

Romeo and Juliet
22 April to 9 July
By William Shakespeare
In Verona, violence rules. Two families bear an ancient grudge, and rage flares between them. In a world where greed, wealth and bitter feuds prevail, two disenchanted children dare to choose love.

Two households. Two children. One love. One fate.

Daniel Kramer, Artistic Director of English National Opera, brings Shakespeare’s timeless ritual of love and death to the Globe stage in a vibrant, volatile production. His wild and energetic take on Romeo and Juliet explodes in a modern twist on Shakespeare’s classic story. Witness the grotesque glamourisation of violence, the silence of death.

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THE OLD VIC
103 THE CUT
SE1 8NB
020 7928 2651

Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead
25 February to Saturday 29 Apr 2017
Half a century after its premiere on The Old Vic stage, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead, the play that made a young Tom Stoppard’s name overnight, returns to The Old Vic in its 50th anniversary celebratory production. Against the backdrop of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, this mind-bending situation comedy sees two hapless minor characters, Rosencrantz (Daniel Radcliffe) and Guildenstern (Joshua McGuire), take centre stage.

The Missing Light
23 March to 4 April
By Mark Arends
The Missing Light is an enchanting family puppetry show for ages 7+ about hopes, dreams and true friendship created by Mark Arends for Make Mend and Do.

When Warple moves into a small fishing village by the seaside, he discovers his neighbour, Hilda, looking out towards the horizon each night, searching for a glimpse of her long-lost husband. When loneliness, curiosity and a far-off flickering light brings them together, the two elderly friends embark on a surprising journey to reconcile their pasts and find what might lie within their futures.

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THE YOUNG VIC
66 THE CUT
SE1 8LZ
020 7922 2922

Life of Galileo
6 May to 24 June
By Bertolt Brecht
An out of-this-world production of Brecht’s masterpiece on a stunning wrap-around set, directed by BAFTA winner Joe Wright.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
To 1 April 2017
By William Shakespeare
Dark fantasies and nightmarish visions unfold in this bold take on Shakespeare’s unparalleled tale of love, betrayal and desire. Director Joe Hill-Gibbins teams up with designer Johannes Schütz to dive into the subconscious of Shakespeare’s masterpiece and create a new production that heaves with the energy of a wild house party.

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MENIER CHOCOLATE FACTORY
53 SOUTHWARK STREET
SE1 1RU
020 7378 1713

Love in Idleness
10 March to 29 April
By Terence Rattigan, Directed by Trevor Nunn
Returning from Canada after a four-year absence during the war, eighteen-year-old Michael is full of youthful ideology and leftist leanings. But he is shocked to find his widowed mother Olivia is now the mistress of cabinet minister Sir John Fletcher, enjoying a comfortable society life. When Michael and John clash, sparks fly and relationships are tested as everyone learns some difficult lessons in love.

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