Schiller’s Don Carlos and David Walliams musical in Nuffield Southampton Theatres’ 2018 season
Nuffield Southampton Theatres has announced its 2018 season, which includes Tom Burke starring in Don Carlos.
The season is to be spread across the original NST Campus as well as the newly built NST City theatre, opens on February 15.
Opening the inaugural season for NST City is the previously announced Howard Brenton’s The Shadow Factory, directed by artistic director Samuel Hodges.
The season will also include a revival of Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire, directed by Chelsea Walker, the winner of the 2017 Royal Theatrical Support Trust Sir Peter Hall director award. Following its run in Southampton the production will tour to venues including Theatr Clwyd, Bristol Old Vic and Oxford Playhouse.
Burke will star in Friedrich Schiller’s Don Carlos, translated by Robert David MacDonald and directed by Gadi Roll, which will also run at the new venue.
An adaptation of David Walliams’ Billionaire Boy, which features music and lyrics by Miranda Cooper, will run at NST Campus, directed by Luke Sheppard.
NST is also co-producing a workshop production of Son of Rambow, which is an adaptation of the film of the same name.
It is co-produced with the Other Palace, where it will run, and has music by Cooper and Nick Coler.
The season also includes Gbolahan Obeisesan and the Isango Ensemble’s SS Mendi Dancing the Death Drill – part of the 14-18 Now First World War centenary programme, as well as a “raucous comedy with songs, dance, music and women taking the lead”, Women in Power, directed by Blanche McIntyre.
Season at a glance:
The Shadow Factory by Howard Brenton
Directed by Samuel Hodges
February 7 to March 3, with press night on February 15
A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams
Co-produced with Theatre CLwyd and English Touring Theatre
Directed by Chelsea Walker
March 23 to June 16, with press night on March 28
Son of Rambow the Musical by Richard Marsh (book and lyrics), Miranda Cooper (music and lyrics) and Nick Coler (music)
Co-produced with the Other Palace
Directed by Samuel Hodges
May 22 to June
SS Mendi Dancing the Death Drill by Gbolohan Obisesan
Co-produced with Isango Ensemble, Repons Foundation and Hackney Empire
Directed by Mark Dornford-May
June 29 to July 14, with press night on July 4
Now-Here: Hidden Histories
July 10 to 12
Women in Power
Directed by Blanche McIntyre
September 8 to 29, with press night on September 13
Don Carlos by Robert David MacDonald
Co-produced with Exeter Northcott and Rose Theatre Kingston
Directed by Gadi Roll
October 23 to November 3, with press night on October 15
Billionaire Boy by David Walliams and Miranda Cooper
Directed by Luke Sheppard
November 19 to January 6, with press night on November 28