Thursday, 4 September 2014

National Theatre releases first image of Lucy Punch as Paige Britain in Great Britain

The National Theatre have released the first image of Lucy Punch as Paige Britain in Great Britain (see right, click to enlarge.).

Punch replaces Billie Piper in the leading role for the West End transfer of Richard Bean’s new play. 

It is designed by Tim Hatley, with video design by 59 Productions, lighting by Neil Austin, music by Grant Olding and sound by Paul Arditti. 

Directed by Nicholas Hytner, Great Britain opens at the Theatre Royal Haymarket on Friday 26th September 2014 (previews from 9th September) for a limited run until Saturday 10th January 2015. 

Richard Bean’s fast and furious new play is an anarchic and foul-mouthed satire about the press, the police and the political establishment. Paige Britain is the ambitious young news editor of The Free Press, a tabloid newspaper locked in a never-ending battle for more readers.

Ben Mansfield also joins members of the original NT company for the West End cast, which comprises Sarah Annis, Ross Boatman, Robert Calvert, William Chubb, Dermot Crowley, Jo Dockery, Robert Glenister, Ian Hallard, James Harkness, Scott Karim, Barbara Kirby, Nicholas Lumley, Ben Mansfield, Maggie McCarthy, Iain Mitchell, Miles Mitchell, Aaron Neil, Lucy Punch, Nick Sampson, Kellie Shirley, Kiruna Stamell, Harriet Thorpe, Rupert Vansittart, Joseph Wilkins and Andrew Woodall.

Great Britain received its world premiere at the National Theatre in June this year.

Photo Credit: Johan Persson

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