The Corn is Green follows Miss Lily Moffat, a headstrong English teacher working in an impoverished mining village in late 19th-century Wales. As she works to change the children's prospects by teaching them to read and write, Miss Moffat sees true talent in an unruly boy called Morgan Evans. As she strives to give Morgan the opportunity to pursue his studies and go on to university, the local community grow increasingly resistant.
Emlyn Williams based the character of Morgan Evans on himself, drawing on his upbringing in the town of Mostyn, then learning English, discovering an aptitude for languages and eventually winning a scholarship to study at Oxford University all thanks to a visionary school teacher.
Nicola Walker, who is a familiar face from TV drams The Split and Unforgotten, plays the inspirational Miss Moffat. She follows in the footsteps of Bette Davis and Katharine Hepburn, who played the role in the 1945 and 1979 film versions of The Corn Is Green.
Tickets for The Corn is Green at the National Theatre go on sale at 8:30am on Friday 13 March
|What||The Corn is Green, National Theatre|
|Where||National Theatre, South Bank, London, SE1 9PX | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Waterloo (underground)|
17 Jun 20 – 22 Aug 20, From 17 Jun; further performances to be announced
|Price||£20 - £89|
|Website||Click here for more information and tickets|