Cate Blanchett to make National Theatre debut in new Martin Crimp play
She will star opposite Stephen Dillane in When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other.
Cate Blanchett will appear in a new play by Martin Crimp at the National Theatre next year.
The Hollywood star will perform opposite Stephen Dillane in When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other, 12 variations on Samuel Richardson’s Pamela.
Using Richardson’s novel as provocation, the play will explore the messy and often violent nature of desire and the fluid roles men and women play.
Blanchett will make her National Theatre debut, while Dillane returns to the theatre on London’s South Bank for the first time since The Coast Of Utopia in 2002.
The play, which sees five characters act out a dangerous game of sexual domination and resistance, will be directed by Katie Mitchell.
Just announced: Cate Blanchett and Stephen Dillane in Martin Crimp's provocative new play— National Theatre (@NationalTheatre) June 13, 2018
WHEN WE HAVE SUFFICIENTLY TORTURED EACH OTHER
Twelve variations on Samuel Richardson's Pamela
From January 2019.
Booking from Autumn 2018. pic.twitter.com/htwHymK9RY
She said: “It’s great to be working with Martin again on this powerful new text and to continue my special collaboration with Stephen Dillane.
“At the same time I’m delighted to welcome Cate Blanchett to the National, and look forward to developing a new working relationship with this extraordinary actor.”
Tickets will go on sale in the autumn and the play will open in January.