The Whos Who On The National Stage

The National Stage

The lead cast of the Amazing Spider-Man Andrew Garfield is all set to appear on the National Theatre stage in the seminal drama, Angels in America in the year 2017. The South Bank institution announced the return of Garfield. Some of the other announcements include Tamsin Greig taking on a female role of Malvoila in the Twelfth Night. It is likely to make it in 2017 directed by Simon Godwin. The buzz is that Simon will also direct Antony and Cleopatra in 2018, starring Ralph Fiennes.

Some of the other big castings for the National Theatre stage include Elizabeth McGovern from Downton Abbey starting with Ben Miles in Sunset At the Villa Thalia happening in June. Lucian Msamati will take the role of Salieri in Peter Shaffer’s Amadeus, a classic. It will run in the Oliver from October. Another major debut to watch out for is the Ivo van Hove’s directorial debut. Olivier Award winner, A View From the Bridge will come up with a recreated version of Hedda Gabler. It will run at the Lyttelton. It was showcased at Amsterdam, London and New York last year.

Sally Cookson’s Peter Pan will make it to the Olivier. National Theatre will feature some newcomers as well. Robert Icke will wield the megaphone for David Hare’s play The Red Barn happening at Lyttelton. At Dorfman, Our Ladies Of Perpetual Succour of Lee Hall will be played. The highlight will be the new musical, Guide To The War On Cancer played by Alexander Zeldin, Nina Raine and Lucy Kirkwood. The Sunday performances are the ones to watch out for!

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