National Theatre of London: "People"
Screenings of the National Theatre of London live production of
A New Play By Alan Bennett
At the Taos Community Auditorium
April 5 & 6 at 7:00 PM
Award-winning writer Alan Bennett is reunited with director Nicholas Hytner and Olivier Award-winning actress Frances de la Tour, with whom he worked on The History Boys and The Habit of Art.
People spoil things; there are so many of them and the last thing one wants is them traipsing through one’s house. But with the park a jungle and a bath on the billiard table, what is one to do? Dorothy (Frances de la Tour) wonders if an attic sale could be a solution.
Alan Bennett is one of Britain’s most celebrated playwrights, and the much anticipated People is the sixth of his plays to have its premiere at the National Theatre. Following its original run at the National Theatre, The History Boys transferred to Broadway, winning the Tony Award for Best Play in 2006, and toured internationally before being turned into a film, again directed by Nicholas Hytner and with a cast including Frances de la Tour.
Bennett and Hytner also collaborated on the award-winning play and film The Madness of King George and their last stage production, The Habit of Art, was broadcast as part of National Theatre Live in 2010.
‘Wonderfully funny... a grand evening.’ The Times
‘Outrageously funny and provocative.’ Independent
‘A richly enjoyable evening. Provocative fun... entertaining, funny and touching.’ Daily Telegraph
Running Time: 2hrs 20 mins, 20-minute interval
Ticket prices are $12 for TCA members, $15 for the general public and $10 for students18 and under. Tickets may be purchased by calling the TCA office at 575-758-2052 or at the box office.
NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE performances are filmed live in high definition and broadcast via satellite to over 500 cinemas around the world, live in the UK and Europe and time delayed in countries further afield. There are over 200 venues in the UK alongside venues in the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Mexico, India, Scandinavia and Europe. The performances at the National are nominated in advance to allow cameras greater freedom in the auditorium.