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NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: PEOPLE

Director: Nicholas Hytner

Approx. 140 minutes (including 20-minute intermission), U.K., 2013


Alan Bennett’s People is this month’s presentation in National Theatre Live, a series of live performances from the National Theatre London, broadcast onto cinema screens around the world.

The celebrated writer of such acclaimed works for both stage and screen as The History Boys and The Madness of King George has collaborated once again with director Nicholas Hytner and actress Frances de la Tour to produce this highly entertaining, witty and engaging new play.

Set in the grandiose albeit crumbling South Yorkshire stately home owned by Lady Dorothy Stacpoole who has settled comfortably into a period of decline, People, Bennett has described in the preface to the published text, is a “play for England, sort of.”

Expertly designed by Bob Crowley, People is a compelling production exploring meanings of heritage, value and ownership. 

Presented by the IFI in association with Dublin Theatre Festival. Tickets cost €15. Tickets must be collected by 6.45pm, with the live performance starting strictly at 7pm. 

 

 

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