Playwright Nina Raine has a knack for tapping into the zeitgeist and uncovering the issues that get you deep in the gut. After a searingly smart and compulsively crafted examination of marriage, justice and trust in Consent (National Theatre 2017 then a 2018 West End transfer), she returns to the Dorfman stage with a new story about the complexity of procreation. Raine writes and directs this world premiere.
Stories captures the different chapters and strange plot twists of Anna's attempt to have a baby. Nearing 40, with no partner, it's not the conventional tale, but the resulting journey is shot through with Raine's sharply observed comedy and humanity.
Claudie Blakey, who's a familiar face from period dramas including Larkrise to Candleford, Pride and Prejudice and Gosford Park, and is currently starring in the West End transfer of Consent, will lead the cast as Anna.
Public booking for Stoiries at the National Theatre opens at 8:30am on Thursday 12 July
|What||Stories, National Theatre|
|Where||National Theatre, South Bank, London, SE1 9PX | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Waterloo (underground)|
10 Oct 18 – 28 Nov 18, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
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