Lyttelton Theatre, National
(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
Greenland is a new play heading to the stage of the Olivier National Theatre in 2011, with a team of writers combining their efforts in a documentary piece that looks at the environment and the effects that the human race has on the world. The playwrights that have contributed to the piece include M.I.A Buffini, Matt Charman, Penelope Skinner and Jack Thorne, whilst performers heading to the stage include James Alper, Tamzin Griffin and many others. As a piece that combines the factual and the informative with the theatrical style to give it a compelling edge, it is likely to be unique addition to a National theatre season that also includes Frankenstein and Rocket To The Moon, amongst others.
The show saw The National Theatre seek the help of some of the leading playwrights working in the United Kingdom to collaborate on a piece of documentary theatre and the result should be a distinct and unique production in 2011. The team of playwrights then spent half a year researching the piece, which included interviewing experts in the field, from scientists to philosophers and businessmen, so that they could compile a play that looks at the way in which humans shape the world.
Playwright Moira Buffini has enjoyed quite a career and has previously brought some acclaimed plays to the stage of the National Theatre, including the recent production of Welcome to Thebes in 2010. Since the late 1990s she has been penning some renowned work, from Silence and Loveplay to Marianne Dreams, plus movies like Tamara Drewe. The wide range of work under her belt has made her one of the most celebrated British playwrights working in the British theatre scene and so it is no wonder she has been chosen for a project such as Greenland.
Her co-writers have also accumulated particular praise. Matt Charman, for example, has previously seen his plays The Observer and The Five Wives of Maurice Pinder appear at the National Theatre, Penelope Skinner has had work produced by the Bush Theatre and Jack Thorne has written for the Bush Theatre and the Royal Court.
Greenland appears at the Olivier National Theatre from Thursday 27th January 2011 to Saturday 2nd April 2011.
|Booking From:||Thursday, 27th January 2011|
|Booking Until:||Saturday, 2nd April 2011|
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