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Edward II- NT Olivier


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#1 Pharaoh's number 2

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 09:08 AM

Joe Hill-Gibbins (YV's The Changeling etc) will direct the ever-brilliant John Heffernan in the title role of Marlowe's Edward II in the Olivier later this year. Presumably part of the £12 Travelex Season.

Further details on this production, and Hytner's plans for 2013 and beyond, should be out today in the annual NT press conference.



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Posted 29 January 2013 - 10:08 AM

Hurrah for Heffernan. I'm less interested in the director though. The Changeling drove me out of my mind at the Young Vic.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 10:11 AM

I wasn't keen on The Changeling, but I loved his productions of The Beauty Queen of Leenane and The Glass Menagerie.



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Posted 29 January 2013 - 10:25 AM

I didn't see either of those. I've only seen him direct The Changeling. So maybe I shouldn't judge him too harshly solely on that.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 10:26 AM

Sounds great!
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Posted 29 January 2013 - 03:29 PM

Is it really the NT press conference today? Normally that causes a bit of hubbub and I can't seem to find a trace of it online

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 04:07 PM

I was told by a reputable theatre critic that it was today, but clearly they got their dates muddled up, possibly with the SOLT one which was this morning. I suspect it's tomorrow since I believe the next NT season brochure comes out tomorrow too.



#8 popcultureboy

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 04:32 PM

It is indeed tomorrow.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 04:38 PM

This sounds bloody great - never had the chance to see Edward II, and really, really want to.

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 10:42 AM

View PostAbby, on 29 January 2013 - 04:38 PM, said:

This sounds bloody great - never had the chance to see Edward II, and really, really want to.

It is good value. Seen it a couple of times, once with Simon Russell-Beale which few who saw it will forget (particularly the front row).




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