National Theatre - Olivier Theatre, London 24 February 2024 - 11 May 2024
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Michael Sheen stars as NHS founder Nye Bevan in major new play Nye by Tim Price for the National Theatre.
This epic Welsh fantasia is centred on the pioneering founder of the NHS, Aneurin ‘Nye’ Bevan, and stars acclaimed, award-winning stage and screen actor Michael Sheen (Frost/Nixon, The Queen, Good Omens).
Written by Tim Price (Teh Internet is Serious Business), Nye is a surreal and spectacular journey through the life and legacy of the man who transformed Britain’s welfare state, and is directed by Rufus Norris (Small Island).
Nye is a co-production with Wales Millennium Centre.
Nye is playing at the National Theatre from 24 February to 11 May 2024.
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What's the story of Nye?
From campaigning at the coalfield to leading the battle to create the NHS, Aneurin ‘Nye’ Bevan is often referred to as the politician with greatest influence on our country without ever being Prime Minister.
Confronted with death, Nye’s deepest memories lead him on a mind-bending journey back through his life; from childhood to mining underground, Parliament and fights with Churchill in an epic Welsh fantasia.
Who is in the cast of Nye?
Starring Michael Sheen as Nye Bevan, with Remy Beasley, Roger Evans, Jon Furlong, Stephanie Jacob, Kezrena James, Tony Jayawardena, Rebecca Killick, Rhodri Meilir, Sharon Small, Matthew Bulgo, Dyfan Dwyfor, Ross Foley, Daniel Hawksford, Bea Holland, Michael Keane, Nicholas Khan, Oliver Llewellyn-Jenkins, Mark Matthews, Ashley Mejri, Lee Mengo, David Monteith, Mali O’Donnell and Sara Otung.
Who are the creative team of Nye?
Written by Tim Price, directed by Rufus Norris.
Set design by Vicki Mortimer, costume design by Kinnetia Isidore, lighting design by Paule Constable, co-choreography by Steven Hoggett and Jess Willams, composition by Will Stuart, sound design by Donato Wharton, projection design by Jon Driscoll, company voice work Cathleen McCarron and Tamsin Newlands, staff director Francesca Goodridge, associate set designer Matt Hellyer, dialect coach Patricia Logue and casting by Alastair Coomer CDG and Chloe Blake.
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Nye at the National Theatre - Olivier Theatre, London
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