Saturday 17 March 2018

Ralph Fiennes at National Theatre

Ralph Fiennes will be on stage at the National Theatre
Ralph Fiennes will be on stage at the National Theatre

Ralph Fiennes is to make his stage return at the National Theatre.

The Hollywood star, currently on-screen in The Grand Budapest Hotel, will tread the boards in George Bernard Shaw's political-philosophical drama Man And Superman.

The play, which opens in February, was announced as part of the last season under long-running artistic director Nicholas Hytner.

Harry Potter star Ralph has appeared in several plays at the famous London theatre.

Peaky Blinders star Cillian Murphy will feature alongside Stephen Rea in writer/director Enda Walsh's Ballyturk and his co-star in the gangster TV series Helen McCrory will take the title role in a new versions of Euripides's Medea.

There will also be a new play by Sir Tom Stoppard, which will be the last production directed by Sir Nicholas before he steps down from his position at the theatre.

David Hare is another of the writers behind 10 world premieres to be presented in the season announced today, with his adaptation of Katherine Boo's acclaimed book Behind The Beautiful Forevers about Mumbai.

The season also includes a trilogy about 15th-century Scottish kings, a co-production with the National Theatre Of Scotland, featuring James McArdle and Sofie Grabol, who is known to TV viewers for her role in Danish thriller series The Killing.

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