Lucy Punch will play the leading role of Paige Britain in the West End transfer of Richard Bean’s new play, Great Britain. Directed by Nicholas Hytner, the National Theatre’s sell out production transfers to the Theatre Royal Haymarket on 9 September 2014 with opening night on 26 September at 7pm. Great Britain’s strictly limited run, booking to 10 January 2015, is designed by Tim Hatley, with video design by 59 Productions, lighting by Neil Austin, music by Grant Olding and sound by Paul Arditti.
Richard Bean’s fast and furious new play is an anarchic and foul-mouthed satire about the press, the police and the political establishment. Paige Britain is the ambitious young news editor of The Free Press, a tabloid newspaper locked in a never-ending battle for more readers.
Ben Mansfield also joins members of the original NT company for the West End cast, which comprises Sarah Annis, Ross Boatman, Robert Calvert, William Chubb, Dermot Crowley, Jo Dockery, Robert Glenister, Ian Hallard, James Harkness, Scott Karim, Barbara Kirby, Nicholas Lumley, Ben Mansfield, Maggie McCarthy, Iain Mitchell, Miles Mitchell, Aaron Neil, Lucy Punch, Nick Sampson, Kellie Shirley, Kiruna Stamell, Harriet Thorpe, Rupert Vansittart, Joseph Wilkins and Andrew Woodall.
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Lucy Punch returns to the UK to join the cast of Great Britain to play Paige Britain. Her previous theatre credits are Boy Gets Girl for the Royal Court Theatre, A Carpet, A Pony, and A Monkey for the Bush Theatre and The Graduate at the Gielgud Theatre. Her television credits include Ben and Kate, Vexed and The Class. Her many film credits include You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger, Hot Fuzz, St Trinian’s, Bad Teacher, Being Julia, Are You Ready for Love and Dinner for Schmucks. She was most recently directed on film by Rob Marshall in Disney’s Into The Woods which will be released in the UK in the new year.
Age Restrictions: Age 15+ – Strong language from the start
Booking From: 9th September 2014
Booking Until: 10th January 2015
Evenings Monday to Saturday 7.30pm
Matinees: Wednesday amd Saturday 2.30pm