UK Tour for National Theatre production of People

Date Posted: 27/04/2013

The National Theatre production of Alan Bennett’s new play People will go on tour this autumn, following a sell-out run in the Lyttelton and a record-breaking National Theatre Live broadcast.

The cast will include Siân Phillips and Michael Thomas, who join original cast member Selina Cadell in Nicholas Hytner’s production.

A synopsis of People

A sale? Why not? Release all your wonderful treasures onto the open market and they are there for everyone to enjoy. It’s a kind of emancipation, a setting them free to range the world… a saleroom here, an exhibition there.

People spoil things; there are so many of them and the last thing one wants is them traipsing through one’s house. But with the park a jungle and a bath on the billiard table, what is Dorothy to do?

Her archdeacon sister wants to hand the estate to the care of the National Trust, but Dorothy favours a more creative solution.

People tour dates:

•    Birmingham Repertory Theatre: 3rd - 21st September
•    Leicester Curve: 24th – 28th September
•    Theatre Royal, Norwich: 1st – 5th October
•    The Lowry, Salford: 15th – 19th October
•    Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury: 22nd – 26th October
•    Milton Keynes Theatre: 29th October – 2nd November
•    Grand Theatre, Leeds: 5th – 9th November
•    Theatre Royal Plymouth: 12th – 16th November

School trip organisers should contact their preferred venue for ticket details.

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