Cate Blanchett and Stephen Dillane to star in Martin Crimp premiere at the National Theatre

Cate Blanchett to make debut in Martin Crimp play at the National Theatre

Cate Blanchett and Stephen Dillane perform in Martin Crimp World premiere at London’s National Theatre in January 2019. Cate Blanchett and Stephen Dillane will star in a new play by Martin Crimp called When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other – Twelve Variations on Samuel Richardson’ s Pamela in January 2019. This play will see Cate Blanchett making her National Theatre debut, whilst Stephen Dillane will be returning to the National for the first time since The Coast Of Utopia in 2002. Martin Crimp’s play breaks through the surface of contemporary debate to explore the messy, often violent nature of desire, and the fluid, complicated roles that men and women play. Using Richardson’s novel as a provocation, five characters act out a dangerous game of sexual domination and resistance. The play is to be directed by Katie Mitchell whose Cleansed played to a sold-out run in 2016. Katie said: “It’s … Read more

Almeida Announce New Season

Almeida Theatre Announce 2017 Season

Almeida Theatre Artistic Director Rupert Goold has announced a new season of plays exploring leadership in crisis and the power of words. The season will begin at the end of April with The Treatment, a play by Martin Crimp. Directed by Lyndsey Turner (returning to the Almeida following her award-winning production of Chimerica) The Treatment is set in a film studio in New York. A young woman has an urgent story to tell. But here, people are products, movies are money and sex sells. And the rights to your life can be a dangerous commodity to exploit. The cast of The Treatment includes Aisling Loftus as Anne and Matthew Needham as Simon. The Treatment will be designed by Giles Cadle, with lighting by Neil Austin, composition by Rupert Cross, fight direction by Bret Yount, sound by Chris Shutt, and voice coaching by Charmian Hoare. Casting is by Julia Horan. The … Read more

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