Theatre Of Blood

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About the Show Less...

The laws of theatre supersede the laws of physics in this macabre exhibition of putty noses, Kensington gore and some very large acting indeed. Read More >

Seven self-regarding critics assemble at a disused theatre in response to a mysterious invitation. Too late they discover its gruesome purpose as Edward Lionheart, an actor frenzied by a lifetime of sneering reviews, hacks his revengeful way through the bloody works of Shakespeare, assisted by a gang of murderous tramps. Based on the GM/Sam Jaffe/Harbor Productions film, an idea by Stanley Mann and John Kohn and the sreenplay by Anthony Greville Bell by special arrangement with MGM on Stage.

Jim Broadbent returns to the National to play Lionheart.

This show is recommended for 14yrs and up.


Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 09/05/2005

Opening Night: 19/05/2005

Closing Night: 10/09/2005

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Cast & Creative


Jim Broadbent, Sally Dexter, Nick Haverson, Mark Lockyer, Tim McMullan, Rachael Spence, Steve Steen, Rachael Stirling


Producer - National Theatre and Improbable

Designer - Rae Smith

Lighting Designer - Colin Grenfell

Movement Director - Terry King

Sound - Gareth Fry

Author - Lee Simpson and Phelim McDermott