2015-2016 | National Theatre - Dorfman Directed by Marianne Elliott
Husbands & Sons interweaves three of D H Lawrence’s greatest dramas, and plays them simultaneously. Describing the world he came from with fierce tenderness, Lawrence evokes a now-vanished world of manual labour and working class pride.
It’s risky work, handlin’ men, my lass. For when a woman builds ’er life on men, either ’usbands or sons, she builds on summat as sooner or later brings the ’ouse down crash on ’er head – yi, she does.
On the cracked border of Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire stands the village of Eastwood.
The women of the village, wives and mothers, struggle to hold their families and their own souls together in the shadow of the great Brinsley pit.Read more
2015-2015 | National Theatre - Dorfman Directed by Jeremy Herrin
An intoxicating new play about surviving the modern world. Written by Duncan Macmillan (1984) and directed by Jeremy Herrin (Wolf Hall).
Emma was having the time of her life. Now she’s in rehab.
Her first step is to admit that she has a problem. But the problem isn’t with Emma, it’s with everything else. She needs to tell the truth. But she’s smart enough to know that there’s no such thing.
When intoxication feels like the only way to survive the modern world, how can she ever sober up?Read more
2011-2012 | National Theatre - Dorfman Directed by Mike Leigh
Mike Leigh's first new play in six years is a typically authentic picture of intense and awkward relationships. It's a quiet, tender domestic drama set in the second half of the Fifties, slow and pensive though punctuated with moments of humour.
Lesley Manville is Dorothy, widowed in the war and now stuck in suburbia with her spiky, laconic daughter Victoria and amiable but torpid older brother Edwin. She's a cautious and precise woman, a perpetual hostess pecking her way around Alison Chitty's detailed set like an unhappy little bird.Read more
2011-2011 | National Theatre - Dorfman Directed by Peter Hall
The play centres on the twins Viola and Sebastian, who are separated in a shipwreck. Viola (who is disguised as a boy) falls in love with Duke Orsino, who in turn is in love with the Countess Olivia. Upon meeting Viola, Countess Olivia falls in love with her thinking she is a man. The play expanded on the musical interludes and riotous disorder expected of the occasion.Read more
2010-2010 | National Theatre - Dorfman Directed by Rupert Goold
Experience a fast and furious metropolitan crash of people, scenes and decades, as three sisters attempt to hold things together in a world changing under their feet. Rocketing from 1968 to 2525 and back again, Earthquakes in London is an exhilarating whirlwind of a play.Read more