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
As part of The National Theatre’s latest season, the Lyttelton National Theatre has revealed that it will be welcoming “Juno and the Paycock” to its stage in November 2011 and this will also mark an occasion in which Sinéad Cusack and Ciarán Hinds make their way to the stage at South Bank. Also along for the ride is director Howard Davies as he works from the script by Sean O’Casey as part of a season that also includes “The Comedy of Errors” at the Olivier National Theatre and “Collaborators” at the Cottesloe National Theatre.
The Juno of the title refers to the matriarch, and provider, of the Boyle family, who is married to Captain Boyle - a retired merchant seaman - and lives in a tenement building in Dublin in the 1920s. The story comes together as they find out about a possible inheritance that they will be receiving in the future according to the solicitor Mr Bentham and they promptly go about spending the money well in advance of receiving it. But that’s not all; things are not quite what they seem and there are plenty of twists along the way.
Sinéad Cusack has appeared in a wide range of productions over the years and these have landed her award nominations and acclaim, whilst taking on roles in various movies as well. Her credits include “Our Lady of Sligo” at the National Theatre and on Broadway in 1998 and she has also worked with the Royal Shakespeare Company in the 1970s, whilst Broadway roles like “Rock ‘n’ Roll” have landed her attention from the Tony Awards. Among her screen credits are movies such as “Eastern Promises” and “V for Vendetta” alongside “Stealing Beauty” and “Passion of Mind”.
Meanwhile, Ciarán Hinds has also appeared in various films and theatrical roles, with credits in the former category including movies like “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy” and “There Will Be Blood”. He also appeared in the movie version of The Phantom of the Opera as well as various stage shows including “Burnt by the Sun” at the National Theatre in 2009 and “Richard III” for the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1993.
Those wishing to pick up Theatre Tickets for “Juno and the Paycock” can catch it at the Lyttelton National Theatre from Wednesday 16th November 2011 (previews from Friday 11th November 2011) to Tuesday 3rd January 2012.
|Booking From:||Monday, 7th November 2011|
|Booking Until:||Sunday, 26th February 2012|
|Matinees:||Various dates and times|
|Evenings:||Various dates and times|
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