Olivier 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
Alexandre Dumas’s classic is reinterpreted to the stage by the acclaimed Richard Bean at the Olivier National Theatre this year in what is likely to be a much-talked-about production. With Timothy Sheader, the Artistic Director of the Open Air Theatre, taking on directing duties and Bean working on the back of his success with “One Man, Two Guvnors”, it is certainly something on which many in the capital will be keeping a close eye.
Alexandre Dumas’s famous work was completed in 1844 and remains a well-received piece, much like “The Three Musketeers”, and as such it has survived the test of time to become something that the Olivier National Theatre can be proud to bring to its stage.
The plot, of course, focuses on Edmond Dantes and his imprisonment for conspiring alongside the exiled Napoleon. From a young sailor in Marseilles to a mad monk’s company in prison, he must embark on a daring escape from prison and take on his disguise as the Count of Monte Cristo.
Timothy Sheader directs the production on the back of a successful, ongoing, career at the Open Air Theatre, where he has been the Artistic Director since 2007. Under his watch shows such as “A Misdummer Night’s Dream” and “Crazy For You” have appeared at the venue, the latter going on to the West End as well, and as such he is the perfect man to bring to life Bean’s version of Dumas’s renowned piece.
“The Count of Monte Cristo” is at the Olivier National Theatre from Saturday 17th November 2012 to Wednesday 16th January 2013.
|Booking From:||Tuesday, 20th November 2012|
|Booking Until:||Wednesday, 16th January 2013|
|Matinees:||Thursday and Saturday 2pm|
|Evenings:||Monday to Saturday 7.30pm|
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