National Theatre announces international transfer and more for its 2017–18 season

Major international transfers and nationwide tours are planned by National Theatre for 2017 and 18, including People, Places and Things moving to St Ann's Warehouse in New York City.

Duncan Macmillan's People, Places and Things was the 'must-see' show of last year, with Denise Gough winning awards for her lead role. She will reprise the role in the New York transfer in October 2017. The play will also begin a major UK tour at HOME in Manchester, the Oxford Playhouse, Theatre Royal Bath, Bristol Old Vic, Exeter Northcott Theatre, Nuffield Southmapton Theatres and Liverpol Playhouse Theatre throughout the autumn.

Another UK tour, and continuing in North America, will be the long-running adaptation of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, winner of seven Olivier Awards. Further UK tours include the acclaimed Michael Morpurgo adaptation War Horse, the co production with Bristol Old Vic of Jane Eyre, and the topical My Country; a work in progress by Artistic Director Rufus Norris and Scottish poet and playwright Carol Ann Duffy.

Other big news includes:

  • Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston will make his UK theatre debut in November 2017 as put upon broadcast personality Howard Beale in a new adaptation of influential and prescient 1976 film Network at the Lyttleton Theatre
  • Michael Longhurst's sell-out production of Peter Schaffer's (RIP) Amadeus returns to the Olivier Theatre in January 2018
  • Rufus Norris directs a new Macbeth in spring 2018 for the Olivier Theatre
  • Twelfth Night, starring Tamsin Grieg's transformed Malvolia, runs until 13 May
  • A new staging of Tony Kusjner's multi award-winning two-part Angels In America begins in May
  • The NT's Entry Pass scheme offering low-price tickets to under-25s will double the amount of tickets avaialble in 2017, up to 25,000 seats
  • NT Live continues to provide screenings of some of the top shows including Amadeus, Twelfth Night, Tom Stoppard's Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead, Angels in America and Yerma starring Billie Piper


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