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Pericles NT

Pericles will be the first in the National Theatre’s new programme, Public Acts. New York’s Public Theater and London’s National Theatre is partnering on a community-based initiative, inspired by The Public’s successful Public Works model of participatory theater that has expanded nationally and internationally since its creation five years ago. Public Acts is a nationwide initiative in the UK to create extraordinary acts of theatre and community. The partnership launches with a new staging of Pericles performed on the National Theatre’s Olivier stage in August 2018.

Emily Lim directs a large community ensemble and small cast of professional actors in this new adaptation of William Shakespeare’s play by Chris Bush, with movement direction by Robby Graham. Booking opens later in the year for performances in August – please visit the National Theatre’s website for more details.


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