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 prepares to welcome Strange Interlude to the stage in 2012, the classic Eugene O’Neill play that boasts an impressively long running time and an array of references in popular culture over the years, ever since it was first penned in 1923.
Focusing on the character of Nina and the events that happen to her following the death of her love during the war, Strange Interlude is an interesting tale. Nina embarks on sexual affairs and eventually marries a man called Sam, much to the delight of those that are appalled by her promiscuous behaviour. But then she gets pregnant and not long after a secret emerges that turns things upside down, leading to new decisions and another man.
Anne-Marie Duff is the actress tasked with bringing to life the character of Nina. The Shameless actress has appeared in a wealth of National Theatre productions including Saint Joan and King Lear, whilst also earning a Laurence Olivier Award nomination in 2000 for Collected Stories at the Haymarket Theatre.
This is a production that is bound to attract a great deal of admirers once it opens its doors at the end of May. Whether they are fans of the original play, the numerous movie adaptations or even the National Theatre itself, where shows like Alan Bennett’s People (Lyttelton stage) and Othello (Olivier stage) made a big impression in 2013.
Strange Interlude is at the Lyttelton National Theatre from Tuesday 4th June 2013 (with previews taking place from Tuesday 28th May 2013).
|Booking From:||Tuesday, 7th May 2013|
|Booking Until:||Sunday, 1st September 2013|
|Running Time:||3 hours 15 minutes|
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