National Theatre Live - Back by Popular Demand!
At The Monterey
PEOPLE, a new play by Alan Bennett
Wednesday 8 May at 3.30pm
Award-winning writer Alan Bennett is reunited with director Nicholas Hytner and Olivier Award-winning actress Frances de la Tour, with whom he worked on The History Boys and The Habit of Art.
People spoil things; there are so many of them and the last thing one wants is them traipsing through one’s house. But with the park a jungle and a bath on the billiard table, what is one to do? Dorothy (Frances de la Tour) wonders if an attic sale could be a solution.
Alan Bennett is one of Britain’s most celebrated playwrights, and the much anticipated People is the sixth of his plays to have its premiere at the National Theatre. Following its original run at the National Theatre, The History Boys transferred to Broadway, winning the Tony Award for Best Play in 2006, and toured internationally before being turned into a film, again directed by Nicholas Hytner and with a cast including Frances de la Tour.
★★★★ Independent, Daily Telegraph, Evening Standard, Guardian, Mail on Sunday, Sunday Express, Sunday Times, Time Out
‘Wonderfully funny... a grand evening.’ The Times
‘Provocative fun... entertaining, funny and touching.’ Daily Telegraph
‘Frances de la Tour is magnificent as Dorothy.’ Sunday Times
‘Terrifically funny lines and endearingly cranky characters.’ Independent on Sunday
‘A deftly amusing production, a sumptuous set and a cast to die for.’ Time Out
‘Delicious satire and sparkling performances.’ Mail on Sunday
‘Moments of tenderness and droll social insight that show Bennett at his best.’ Evening Standard