The National Theatre has announces further details for its upcoming productions Trouble in Mind, Wuthering Heights and Small Island, as well as the return of daytime opening for visitors.
Alice Childress’ play Trouble in Mind will be performed in the Dorfman theatre from 2 December 2021. Nancy Medina directs Tanya Moodie in this wry and radical satire of racism in theatre, alongside Daniel Adeosun, Naana Agyei-Ampadu, Joe Bannister, Emma Canning, John Hollingworth, Rory Keenan, Gary Lilburn and Cyril Nri.
In the Lyttelton theatre Emma Rice directs a new version of Wuthering Heights with performances from 3 February 2022. A co-production with Wise Children, Bristol Old Vic and York Theatre Royal, this adaptation of Emily Brontë’s classic opens at Bristol Old Vic next month before a UK wide tour through 2022.
Lucy McCormick is cast as Cathy, Ash Hunter as Heathcliff and Sam Archer, Nandi Bhebhe, Mirabelle Gremaud, TJ Holmes, Craig Johnson, Jordan Laviniere, Kandaka Moore, Katy Owen, Tama Phethean and Witney White complete the company.
On the Olivier stage, the critically-acclaimed production of Andrea Levy’s prize-winning novel Small Island returns, opening on 24 February 2022 having been postponed by Covid from its planned revival. Adapted by Helen Edmundson and directed by Rufus Norris, Small Island brings to life the tangled history of Jamaica and the UK.
The previously announced production The Father and the Assassin by Anupama Chandrasekhar, to be directed by Indhu Rubasingham, will be performed later in 2022.
The West End transfer of The Ocean at the End of the Lane, based on the best-selling novel by Neil Gaiman, will extend its run at the Duke of York’s Theatre by 10 weeks to 23 April 2022, due to popular demand. Adapted by Joel Horwood and directed by Katy Rudd, The Ocean at the End of the Lane begins previews at the Duke of York’s Theatre on 23 October.
For the first time since March 2020, the public spaces at the National Theatre will be open during the day for visitors and audiences alike. With a focus on locally-sourced produce, KERB will curate food offerings throughout the 11 spaces and restaurants with their renowned network of street food start-ups and independent restaurateurs.