National Theatre Live: People
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.
Bennett and Hytner also collaborated on the award-winning play and film The Madness of King George and their last stage production, The Habit of Art, was broadcast as part of National Theatre Live in 2010.
4 starts! - Independent, Daily Telegraph, Evening Standard, Guardian, Mail on Sunday, Sunday Express, Sunday Times, Time Out
‘Wonderfully funny... a grand evening.’ The Times
‘Moments of tenderness and droll social insight that show Bennett at his best.’ Evening Standard
As a part of the National Theatre Live series, “People” will be recorded live in London. Phoenix Art Museum is the exclusive Phoenix-area venue for this thrilling series of great plays.
Cost: $15 Museum Members, Arizona Theatre subscribers and students with ID; $18 general admission. Presented in High Definition and Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound. Runtime: approx 3hrs.
National Theatre Live at Phoenix Art Museum is generously sponsored by Sue and Bud Selig.