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Travelex £10 Season is proving the new place to be for theatre



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 tickets)

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 at www.nationaltheatre.org.uk or call the box office on 020 7452 3000.

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