Nine Night director Roy Alexander Weise will return to the National Theatre to helm ‘Master Harold’… and the Boys by Athol Fugard, starring Lucian Msamati.
The cast also includes Hammed Animashaun, and will run in the Lyttelton Theatre from September 21 until October 26, with a press night on October 1.
It is one of a number of new shows announced by the National Theatre, including Andy Stanton’s adaptation of his own book, Mr Gum and the Dancing Bear, into a musical. Mr Gum and the Dancing Bear – the Musical! will run in the Dorfman Theatre in July and has music by Jim Fortune.
The Dorfman will also host Ben Weatherill’s Jellyfish, starring Sarah Gordy. The show originally ran at the Bush Theatre and will now run at the National from July 5 to 16.
The National has also announced that Translations, by Brian Friel and directed by Ian Rickson, will return to the theatre following a run last year. Ciaran Hinds will once again star in the show, which runs from October 15 in the Olivier Theatre.
The Olivier will also stage The Secret River, produced by the Sydney Theatre Company, which will open in August following a run at the Edinburgh International Festival.
The National’s new season also includes the previously announced Hansard, by Simon Woods, starring Lindsay Duncan and Alex Jennings, and Small Island, adapted from Andrea Levy’s book and directed by Rufus Norris.
Peer Gynt, in a version by David Hare, will star James McArdle, alongside Tamsin Carroll and Oliver Ford Davies