UKTW - 25 years online
CORONAVIRUS: All UK venues closed on 16th March 2020 and there is currently no planned re-opening time though it will not be before 1st June 2020 and is most likely to be September (according to some West End producers). Some shows have been cancelled, or closed early, but many are being rescheduled and we are trying to keep up with the changes - assume that anything posted for April to August is actually postponed or cancelled. It now looks likely that little will return till 2021.


Nana archiveBorn into squalor and poverty in 19th century Paris, Nana had always wanted a better life – a life of money, of luxury, of fame. Plucked from the gutter to appear as Venus in a tawdry operetta at a third rate variety hall, her debut should have been a disaster. Her manners are coarse. Her movements lack grace. She sings dreadfully. But when Venus begins to remove her clothes, something happens. The house falls silent. Nobody moves. And a star is born . . . Within days, Nana is the only topic in Parisian society. Nana discovers that her flesh casts a spell unlike any other and she can have whatever - or whoever - she wants. Whether aristocrat or industrialist, youth or grandfather, seducer or innocent, it seems no man can resist her charms. And Nana, the golden fly preying upon the rich and the powerful, relishes the havoc she causes as fortunes are squandered, marriages destroyed - and lives lost. But then, at the very height of her fame, Nana makes a fatal mistake and chooses the wrong man - and so begins a chaotic descent back into the streets from which she came. And as she falls, she drags the rest of the world down with her . . .
Performers David Malcolm, David Delve, Amanda Gordon, Martine McMenemy, David Alcock, Jennifer Rhodes, Dougal Lee, Naomi Lee Schulke, Jacqueline Dutoit, Mark Stanford.
Book by Emile Zola. Producer Pitlochry Festival Theatre. Adapted by Olwen Wymark. Director John Durnin. Design Charles Cusick Smith. Costume Charles Cusick Smith. Lighting Simon Wilkinson.


Nana (Play) production archive for QTIX code T1167846483. Details of all Nana archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S6090

Archive Listings

18 Aug 10
13 Oct 10
Pitlochry Festival Theatre
Perth and Kinross

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