Theatre, Film and TV  |  Jan 21, 2015

Rufus Norris Announces First Season at the National

Rufus Norris has announced details of his first season as Artistic Director of the National Theatre.

Rufus will be directing Everyman, in a new adaptation by Carol Ann Duffy and starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, which will open in the Olivier Theatre in April. 

Other new plays include The Red Lion by Patrick Marber, which will premiere in the Dorfman Theatre and a new musical from Damon Albarn and Moria Buffini, Wonder.land, inspired by Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland.

Lyndsey Turner will direct a revival of Caryl Churchill’s Light Shining in Buckinghamshire in the Lyttleton in April with Patrick Marber directing his own verions of Ivan Turgenev’s A Month in the Country, entitled Three Days in the Country, in the Lyttelton.

Jeremy Herrin will direct a new play by Duncan Macmillan, People, Places, Things in August in a co-production with Headlong Theatre. 

Other plays include Here We Go by Caryl Churchill,  Beyond Caring and We Want You to Watch by Alexander Zeldin, George Farquhar’s The Beaux’ Stratagem, The Motherf**ker with the Hat by Stephen Adly Guigis, Timberlake Wertenbaker’s Our Country’s Good, As You Like It directed by Polly Findlay, Waste by Harley Granville Barker and Evening at the Talk House, a new play by Wallace Shawn.