RNT's Invention Transfers to West End
Date: 17 March 1998
The Royal National Theatre's production of Tom Stoppard's The Invention of Love has been confirmed for a West End transfer. The production, currently playing to sell-out audiences in the RNT's Lyttelton theatre to 25 April, will open at the Theatre Royal Haymarket on 4 November 1998. The play, directed by former RNT artistic director Sir Richard Eyre, focuses on the private life of A.E. Houseman, poet, classics professor and author of A Shropshire Lad. Stoppard explores the parallels in the lives and loves of Housman, a very private man, and Oscar Wilde, his more flamboyant contemporary. This is the third RNT production to transfer to the West End this year. David Hare's Amy's View, starring Dame Judi Dench, continues to pack the house at the Aldwych where it opened in January. Patrick Marber's generously-awarded Closer opens later this month, 31 March (with previews from 19 March), at the Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue.
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