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 Lyttelton National Theatre becomes the home of “Port” in January 2013 and as a result audiences will be able to relish in some compelling storytelling as they are transported into Stockport in the 1980s at a significant time in the lives of two children. Penned by Simon Stephens, the production is set to land at the venue in January and will continue for two months at the Lyttelton venue on South Bank, with other productions like “People” also appearing in 2013.
As mentioned, the plot takes us to Stockport and it is here that we meet Rachel and Billy who are anticipating their trip to Disneyland, unaware that their mother is about to leave them whilst their father site drunk in their flat. In the face of this difficult time we ultimately experience a story of hope and love as Rachel opts for a better life in the face of abandonment in the grim and dark streets of the city.
The play is one of many acclaimed shows penned by Stephens and it was originally seen by audiences at the Royal Exchange, Manchester, in 2002. More recent shows include “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” (based on the novel) at the National Theatre (and Apollo Theatre in 2013) and “Three Kingdoms” at the Lyric Hammersmith. The writer has worked with both the Lyric and with the Royal Court Theatre and has been widely acclaimed for well over a decade, picking up awards like the Evening Standard Award, for example, for his play “Punk Rock” in 2010.
London theatre audiences will be able to catch “Port” as it runs at the Lyttelton National Theatre from Tuesday 22nd January 2013 (previews from Monday 28th January 2013).
|Booking From:||Thursday, 14th February 2013|
|Booking Until:||Sunday, 24th March 2013|
|Running Time:||2hrs 20 minutes|
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