Cut and pasted from an email from the National Theatre:
Collaborators by John Hodge, 1 December
Moscow, 1938. A dangerous place to have a sense of humour; even more so a sense of freedom. Mikhail Bulgakov, living among dissidents, stalked by secret police, has both. And then he’s offered a poisoned chalice: a commission to write a play about Stalin to celebrate his sixtieth birthday. Inspired by historical fact, Collaborators is a darkly funny new play from the screenwriter of Trainspotting. Alex Jennings and Simon Russell Beale play Bulgakov and Stalin respectively.
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I obviously got my ticket in eons ago. I am also going to see Collaborators for the first time live at the National Theatre on Saturday and I will post my own review after I have seen it.
Upcoming NT Live productions and dates:
Travelling Light by Nicholas Wright
9 February (varying dates internationally)
Award-winning Antony Sher returns to the National Theatre in Nicholas Wright's new play. A funny and fascinating tribute to the Eastern European immigrants who became major players in Hollywood’s golden age of cinema.
The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare
1 March (varying dates internationally)
Acclaimed comedian Lenny Henry returns to Shakespeare. Staged in a contemporary world, two sets of twins separated at birth collide in the same city without meeting for one crazy day, as multiple mistaken identities lead to confusion on a grand scale.
She Stoops to Conquer by Olivier Goldsmith
29 March (varying dates internationally)
Love, misdemeanours and mayhem. One of the great, generous-hearted and ingenious comedies of the English language, Goldsmith’s She Stoops to Conquer offers a celebration of chaos, courtship and the dysfunctional family with Katherine Kelly.