National Theatre season highlights
The latest partial season of six plays at the National Theatre has already caused controversy.
‘There is nothing “national” about a partial season of six plays all written by male writers, with only one female director and no ethnic minority women,’declared QI presenter Sandi Toksvig in an open letter the NT’s artistic director Rufus Norris.
Gender imbalances aside, the new shows at least offer a diversity in subject matter, spanning apartheid-era South Africa, to a musical take on a beloved children's book.
General booking for all six shows opens at 8:30am on Friday 3 May.