National Theatre announce plans until Summer 2022

The National Theatre have today announced a series of new shows across all three of its theatres, including Middle, a new play by David Eldridge and the rescheduled production of The Corn is Green, Emlyn Williams’ semi-autobiographical play.

Writer David Eldridge and director Polly Findlay have reunited for new play Middle, a raw, touching and funny portrait of a 21st-century marriage. Their acclaimed production of Beginning played to sold-out runs at the National Theatre and in the West End. Middle is the second of three plays by David Eldridge to explore love and relationships and will open in the Dorfman theatre in April 2022.  Claire Rushbrook and Daniel Ryan will perform the roles of Gary and Maggie.

The Corn is Green, in its first London revival for over 35 years, opens in the Lyttelton theatre in April 2022 in a new staging by director Dominic Cooke. Nicola Walker will lead the company playing the role of Miss Lily Moffat, a teacher newly arrived in rural North Wales, determined to help young local miners out of poverty by teaching them to read and write.

Promotional image for The Corn is Green
Meanwhile, Alecky Blythe returns to the National Theatre with her panoramic new verbatim play that tells the stories of a generation. Opening in the Dorfman theatre in February and created from five years of interviews with 12 young people from across the UK, Our Generation is a captivating portrait of their journey into adulthood. Making his NT directorial debut, Daniel Evans leads the team in this co-production with Chichester Festival Theatre.

Opening in May 2022 in the Olivier theatre is The Father and The Assassin, a gripping new play by Anupama Chandrasekhar, one of India’s most exciting playwrights, directed by Indhu Rubasingham. The play traces Nathuram Godse’s life over 30 years during India’s fight for independence: from devout follower of Mahatma Gandhi, through to his radicalisation and their tragic final encounter. Shubham Saraf is cast as Godse alongside Sagar Arya, Ayesha Dharker and Peter Singh.

Tickets for the productions go on sale to the public on 2 December 2021.

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