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National Theatre – New David Hare Production

by Amanda on August 16, 2009

For those of you in and around London, you might be interested in a new production due to start on 29 September 2009.

New Production at the National Theatre

New Production at the National Theatre

A dramatist seeks to understand the financial crisis.

On 15 September 2008, capitalism came to a grinding halt. This spring the National Theatre asked David Hare to write an urgent and immediate work to be staged this autumn that sought to find out what had happened, and why. Not so much a play as a compelling account of how, as the banks went bust, capitalism was replaced by a socialism that bailed out the rich alone.

Directed by Angus Jackson with a cast including Jasper Britton, last seen at the National in Oedipus (2008), along with Malcolm Sinclair (History Boys, 2006), Jemima Rooper (Her Naked Skin, 2008) and Paul Freeman who recently appeared in the London revival of Glengarry Glen Ross (2007).

Opens 29 September in the Lyttelton Theatre.

More info

David Hare has a reputation for getting to the heart of issues through confidential interviews with key “actors” and presenting his insights in compelling theatre. I have seen both his previous commentaries The Permanent Way (Privatisation of the UK Railway) and Stuff Happens (Events leading up to the war in Iraq) and both were extremely good.



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