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London Theatre News Today: Friday 26 March

Kitty Underwood

By Kitty Underwood Published 26 March 2021

Six reopens on 21 May

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They’re divorced… beheaded… back on stage! Six will reopen on 21 May at the Lyric Theatre, with tickets on sale from Monday at 10am.

So set your alarms and get ready to book your tickets here!

Rafe Spall to star in To Kill A Mockingbird

Rafe Spall in The National’s Death Of England

The stage and screen star Rafe Spall will play Atticus Finch in Aaron Sorkin’s stage adaptation of American classic To Kill A Mockingbird.

This news comes as the production has announced that the brand new production at the Gielgud Theatre has been rescheduled to March 2022.

Tickets will go on sale on 6 April, and existing ticket holders will be contacted by the production with exchanged dates.

The National Theatre to reopen in June

The National Theatre has announced that their Olivier and Dorfman Theatres will reopen in June this year.

The Olivier theatre will reopen on 16 June with Under Milk Wood by Dylan Thomas, additional material by Siân Owen, directed by NT Associate Lyndsey Turner. Michael Sheen leads the acting company which includes Susan Brown, Ifan Huw Dafydd, Alan David, Michael Elwyn, Kezrena James, Karl Johnson, Gaynor Morgan Rees, Anthony O’Donnell, Siân Phillips and Cleo Sylvestre. Set and costume design is by Merle Hensel, lighting design by Tim Lutkin, movement by Imogen Knight, songs composed by Edward-Rhys Harry, and sound design and additional compositions by Donato Wharton.Tom Bellerby is staff director. The production will be performed in-the-round in the transformed Olivier theatre. The theatre will remain in this configuration for further productions until early 2022.

Michael Sheen (wearing Chester Barrie) and Bryan Cranston on the Olivier Awards 2018 with Mastercard red carpet (Photo: Pamela Raith)Michael Sheen and Bryan Cranston on the Olivier Awards 2018 with Mastercard red carpet. Photo by Pamela Raith.

The Dorfman theatre will reopen on 2 June for the first time since February 2020 with the previously announced co-production with Headlong, After Life written by Jack Thorne and directed by Jeremy Herrin. Based on the film by Hirokazu Kore-eda, with concept by Bunny Christie, Jeremy Herrin and Jack Thorne, After Life is a surreal and powerfully human look at the way we live our lives, asking who you would choose to live with for eternity.

Initial casting includes Olatunji Ayofe, Danielle Henry, Maddie Holliday, Togo Igawa, Anoushka Lucas, Kevin McMonagle, Simon Startin, Luke Thallon, June Watson and Millicent Wong. Set and costume design is by Bunny Christie, lighting design by Neil Austin, movement direction by Shelley Maxwell, video design by Max Spielbichler and sound design by Tom Gibbons. TD Moyo is staff director.

Both productions will run until 24 July, with socially-distanced seating for the entire run of the productions. Tickets go on sale to the public on 30 April.

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