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
What could be better than witnessing a brand new play from Alan Bennett at the prestigious National Theatre? Audiences will be able to relish in a story that focuses on the potentials of an attic sale and those that tend to ruin such endeavours – people. As Bennett remains one of the country’s most beloved writers it is certain to be a stand out piece of work and one that will have London theatre audiences clamouring to be first in line on South Bank.
And considering the seriousness of some of Bennett’s more recent plays, this is going to stand out as a more light-hearted affair with a cast that includes the likes of Miles Jupp, Frances de la Tour, Peter Egan and more.
The plot focuses de la Tour’s character of Dorothy Stacpoole, an aging recluse whose old Yorkshire home has accumulated a wealth of belongings. But to get by there is going to have to be a sale of some kind and of course such sales allow belongings to find new homes and find a new lease of life. But it’s not just the belongings; it’s the property itself and with this Bennett is able to poke fun at a range of institutions operating in the United Kingdom.
Alan Bennett, as mentioned, is one of the country’s most beloved writers. His work has included numerous plays, films and books with both “The Madness of George III” and “The History Boys” among those for which audiences know him. More recently he brought the production of “The Habit of Art” to the capital with other credits like “Talking Heads”, “Kafka’s Dick” and “Getting On” to his name.
In a season that also includes the 2013 production of “Port”, “People” opened at the Lyttelton National Theatre on Wednesday 7th November 2012 (with previews from Wednesday 31st October 2012). It is set to continue until 2013.
|Booking From:||Monday, 18th February 2013|
|Booking Until:||Wednesday, 15th May 2013|
|Running Time:||2 hours 20 minutes|
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