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
The National Theatre on London’s South Bank will be welcoming an array of stand-out shows this year and two of them are set to feature well known actors that have appeared in some highly regarded films. One such production is “Misterman”, headed to the Lyttelton National Theatre following its appearances at the 2011 Galway Arts Festival in Ireland and at St. Ann’s Warehouse in New York. It features Cillian Murphy in a lead role and a script put together by the renowned playwright Enda Walsh.
This year his “28 Days Later” co-star Christopher Eccleston also heads to the National for “Antigone” on the Olivier stage, demonstrating the wealth of talent regularly headed for South Bank.
“Misterman” takes place in the small Irish town of Inishfree, where everything seems normal and pleasant on first viewing. But this is not how Thomas Magill, an extreme evangelist, sees it. Instead of a welcoming little world, Magill see Inishfree for how it is – a town filled with drunks, flirts and a man called Timmy O’Leary who seems to have enslaved his lovely old mother. Magill has the backing of God on his quest for salvation, but time will tell how far he will go to cleanse the town.
Cillian Murphy is a well known actor who is best known for his film work in Hollywood movies. Most were introduced to the star in the Danny Boyle movie “28 Days Later” and following this film in 2002 he went on to appear in “Batman Begins”, “Red Eye”, “Sunshine” and “Inception”, among others. However, his work has also appeared on the stage in productions such as “Love Song” at The Ambassadors Theatre, in addition to “The Seagull” at the Edinburgh International Festival and “The Shape of Things” at the Gate Theatre, Dublin. He has also appeared in a previous piece by Enda Walsh entitled “Disco Pigs”, for the Corcadorca Theatre Company, in 1996.
So with an acclaimed Hollywood actor on its stage, plus previous appearances on international stages that have earned the show considerable acclaim, “Misterman” should have little trouble attracting eager London theatre fans when it runs at the Lyttelton National Theatre from Wednesday 18th April 2012 (previews from Saturday 14th April 2012) to Monday 28th May 2012.
|Booking From:||Saturday, 14th April 2012|
|Booking Until:||Monday, 28th May 2012|
|Matinees:||Thursday and Saturday 2.15pm. Sunday 3pm|
|Evenings:||Monday to Saturday 7.30pm|
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