Theatre News

National Theatre announces new shows for 2023

New productions have been revealed by the National Theatre as it plans its 2023 season.

Josie Rourke (City of Angels) will direct a new revival of Brian Friel’s 1990 Ulster-set memory play Dancing at Lughnasa, running in the Olivier from 6 April. The cast includes Louisa Harland, Blaithin Mac Gabhann, Siobhan McSweeney, Justine Mitchell, Ardal O’Hanlon, Alison Oliver and Tom Vaughan-Lawlord.

Deborah Bruce (The House They Grew Up In) will debut new play Dixon and Daughter, about a running in the Dorfman Theatre from 11 April, with a cast led by Alison Fitzjohn, Yazmin Kayani, Andrea Lowe, Posy Sterling and Liz White. It is directed by the Dublin Gate Theatre’s artistic director Róisín McBrinn.

More details have been revealed for Jack Thorne’s eagerly anticipated new play The Motive and the Cue, which was unveiled earlier this year and is directed by Sam Mendes (The Lehman Trilogy). The show runs from 20 April, with casting revealed here.

Productions at the National are cast by their in-house team.