Preview by Jack Foley
THE Travelex £10 Season is now into its third year at the
National Theatre and the quality just keeps getting better.
The Guardian recently stated that ‘the National Theatre
has suddenly become the place to be’ - and looking at this
year's line-up, it's easy to see why.
The season opens with Henry IV Part 1 & Henry IV
Part 2 (pictured), bringing Michael Gambon back
to the National as Falstaff.
It continues with writer/director David Farr’s The
UN Inspector, a modern take on Gogol’s satire.
The final play in the Travelex Season will be a new play by David
Edgar set in contemporary Britain, Playing with Fire.
As in previous years, two thirds
of the seats in the Olivier Theatre, the National’s largest
auditorium, are on sale for £10, for four productions running
in repertoire over six months. The rest are £25.
The shows in the Season are:
Henry IV Part 1 (Order
Henry IV Part 2
The UN Inspector
Commenting on the importance of the National Theatre, Tessa Jowell,
Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, said: "Our
National Theatre should be accessible to the nation, and The Travelex
£10 Season is a great way of helping to achieve this. It
will bring some of the best acting in the world to audiences who
might not think they could afford the experience.
"So I hope it means thousands who don’t consider themselves
theatre-goers decide to give it a try."
For further information, visit the National Theatre's website
or call the box office on 020 7452 3000.