Theatre Royal Haymarket

Nicholas Hytner’s production of Richard Bean’s Great Britain to transfer to the Theatre Royal Haymarket

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

Great Britain

We are pleased to announce that Nicholas Hytners production of Richard Bean’s Great Britain will transfer to the Theatre Royal Haymarket following its National Theatre run.

Performances will begin on the 10th  September 2014

 Public booking will open this Friday, 4th July, at 10am, for performances until the 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. Welcome to The Free Press, a tabloid newspaper locked in a never-ending battle for more readers.

What the critic’s say;

‘Laughter-making on an industrial scale.’ Independent

‘A timely look at the tangled relationship between the press, politicians and the police. It’s barbed and very funny.’ Evening Standard

‘Blessedly funny. Bracing topicality. Richard Bean doesn’t do things by halves.’ Guardian

‘Laughter-making on an industrial scale. The NT is on exhilarating and exemplary form.’ Independent

‘Terrific acting and slick direction. Bluntly entertaining comedy.’Telegraph

‘Astounding. The most detailed stage satire I have ever seen.’Financial Times

‘A good night for theatre, a bad night for red tops.’ Independent

‘Billie Piper does an excellent job.’Guardian

‘The laughs come thick and fast from the first minute.’ Libby Purves


Further announcements to follow.


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