Children of the Sun - Lyttelton Theatre, National

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Venue Information
Lyttelton Theatre, National

Lyttelton Theatre, National
South Bank
London
London
SE1 9PX

Seating Plan

Directions

Directions
(10mins) Follow signs for exits to the South Bank. This should lead you to an underground pedestrian passage called ‘Sutton Walk’ that emerges at the South Bank. Turn right and walk along the river Thames until you see the National Theat

Children of the Sun

Maxim Gorky’s Children Of The Sun, which takes audiences to the Russia in the days before the failed revolution of 1905, heads to the Lyttelton National Theatre in April 2013, this time in a new version penned by Andrew Upton.

Directed by Howard Davies, the show will offer a gripping insight into the mindset of those hoping for something different in Russia – the middle class and, in particular, Protasov, who looks forward with idealism and, in hindsight, naivety. With a cholera epidemic taking place, his wife being pursued by his best friend and a widow making advances to him, he is unaware of the world around as he focuses on his attempts to change man.

Penned in 1905 when Gorky was imprisoned, the play has stood the test of time and now heads to the Lyttelton National Theatre in a year that sees various politically-themed plays head to the capital, from This House at the Olivier National Theatre to The Audience at the Gielgud Theatre.

This one is directed by Howard Davies, whose credits include The Cherry Orchard and The White Guard with Andrew Upton, as well as The Iceman Cometh in the West End, which earned him the Olivier Award for Best Director.

Children Of The Sun is at the Lyttelton National Theatre from Tuesday 16th April 2013 (previews from Tuesday 9th April 2013) and continue to May 2013. 

Show Information
Booking From: Thursday, 11th April 2013
Booking Until: Sunday, 14th July 2013
Show Status: production_closed
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