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My Brilliant Friend - Part 1/Part 2
Information for My Brilliant Friend - Part 1/Part 2 at Olivier (National Theatre), West End (Play). A two-part dramatization of Elena Ferrante's celebrated Neapolitan quartet of novels. This modern family saga chronicles the lives of friends, Elena and Lila, following them from their childhoods in a poor, tough neighbourhood of Naples, through passionate love affairs, burgeoning careers and family struggles. But even as life repeatedly tries to pull the two in separate directions, Elena and Lila remain inextricably bound to one another. A powerful story of love, violence, sex, ambition, genius and self-destruction, the two-part play is an exploration not just of female friendship and rivalry, but of Italy after the war and the decades of political turmoil and cultural change that followed. This stage adaptation condenses Ferrante's four novels (My Brilliant Friend, The Story of a New Name, Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay, The Story of the Lost Child) into one play presented in two parts. Audiences will be able to see both parts in one day, or on separate days.
Performers Justin Avoth, Adam Burton, Niamh Cusack (Lenu), Catherine McCormack (Lila), Victoria Moseley, Emily Mytton, Ira Mandela Siobhan, Badria Timimi, Emily Wachter, Toby Wharton.
Book by Elena Ferrante. Adapted by April De Angelis. Producer Rose Kingston. Producer National Theatre. Director Melly Still. Design Soutra Gilmour. Music Jim Fortune. Lighting Malcolm Rippeth. Sound Jon Nicholls. Director Sarah Dowling (movement director). Director Rachel Bown-Williams of RC Annie Ltd). Director Ruth Cooper-Brown (of RC Annie Ltd). Director Charlotte Sutton (CDG - casting director). Director Bryony Jarvis-Taylor (casting director).

My Brilliant Friend - Part 1/Part 2


From Tuesday, 12th November 2019. Open 26th Nov 19.
Part One: Nov 12, 13, 15, 19, 21, 25, 28, Dec 4, 20, Jan20 6, 9, 13, 14, 16 at 19:30. Part Two: Nov 14, 22, 27, Dec 6, Jan20 7, 10, 15, 17, at 19:30. Part Two Mat Jan20 14 at 14:00. Two Show Days: Nov 16, 20, 23, Dec 5, 7, 21, 23, 27, 28, 30, Jan20 2, 3, 4, 8, 11, 18 at 14:00. Nov 26 at 13:30. Nov 26 Mat 13:30. Jan20 4 at 19:30
21 December 2019 14:00 - Captioned
28 December 2019 14:00 - Captioned
04 January 2020 - Touch Tour Before the Audio Described performance
04 January 2020 14:00 - Audio Described
04 January 2020 19:30 - Audio Described
06 January 2020 19:30 - Captioned
14 January 2020 14:00 - Audio Described
15 January 2020 19:30 - Captioned

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Olivier (National Theatre)

Olivier (National Theatre)
National Theatre
South Bank
West End
Greater London

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My Brilliant Friend - Part 1/Part 2 at Olivier (National Theatre), West EndQTix Codes:
Listing: L169644032
Production: T1885687809
Event: S0490639720
Venue: V373
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