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Wednesday 25 June
GREAT BRITAIN, a new play by Richard Bean, directed by Nicholas Hytner, opens at the Lyttelton Theatre on Monday 30 June, playing until23 August
Tickets on sale now
GREAT BRITAIN, a new play by Richard Bean, directed by Nicholas Hytner, will open at the National’s Lyttelton Theatre on Monday 30 June (which will also be its press night).
Richard Bean’s fast and furious new play is an anarchic satire about the press, the police and the political establishment. Billie Piper plays Paige Britain, ambitious young news editor of The Free Press, a tabloid newspaper locked in a never-ending battle for more readers.
Tickets for the first two weeks of performances (until 12 July) go on sale this morning, with the rest of the run (14 July – 23 August) on public sale from 26 June.
The full cast is: Sarah Annis, Ross Boatman, Robert Calvert, Oliver Chris, William Chubb, Dermot Crowley, Jo Dockery, Robert Glenister, Ian Hallard, James Harkness, Scott Karim, Barbara Kirby, Nicholas Lumley, Maggie McCarthy, Iain Mitchell, Miles Mitchell, Aaron Neil, Billie Piper, Nick Sampson, Kellie Shirley, Kiruna Stamell, Harriet Thorpe, Rupert Vansittart, Joseph Wilkins and Andrew Woodall.