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National Theatre announces plans for 2019 and beyond

THE National Theatre has announced plans for 2019 and beyond and they include:

. The world premiere of Small Island adapted by Helen Edmundson from Andrea Levy’s prize-winning novel, directed by Rufus Norris in the Olivier Theatre.

. In a co-production with Edinburgh International Festival, Jonathan Kent directs Peter Gynt by David Hare after Ibsen, with James McArdle in the title role.

. Blanche McIntyre makes her NT debut directing a new version of Molière’s masterpiece, Tartuffe, by John Donnelly who also makes his NT debut.

. NT Associate Lyndsey Turner directs a new production of Caryl Churchill’s Top Girls in the Lyttelton Theatre.

. Polly Findlay directs Rutherford and Son by Githa Sowerby in the Lyttelton Theatre, last seen at the NT 25 years ago, with Roger Allam as Rutherford.

. The world premiere of Simon Woods’ debut play Hansard, directed by NT Associate Simon Godwin and featuring Alex Jennings and Lindsay Duncan.

. Inua Ellams returns to the NT with a new adaptation of Chekhov’s Three Sisters in a co-production with Fuel, directed by Nadia Fall.

. ANNA, a ground-breaking new sonic collaboration created by Ella Hickson, Ben and Max Ringham, directed by Natalie Abrahami opens in the Dorfman Theatre in May.

. Andy Stanton makes his NT debut with Mr Gum and the Dancing Bear – The Musical! adapted from his well-loved children’s books, directed by Amy Hodge in the Dorfman Theatre.

. Annie Baker returns to the National Theatre with the European premiere of The Antipodes, directed by Lila Neugebauer who makes her NT debut.

. A new play written and performed by Lenny Henry, Richard Pryor on Fire, directed by Paulette Randall premieres in the Dorfman Theatre in 2020.

. Public Acts returns in 2019 with As You Like It performed at Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch directed by Artistic Director Douglas Rintoul.

For more information about NT productions, visit www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/.