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Live Tweeting: Nicholas Hytner's National Theatre press conference

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The National Theatre has today announced productions for the remainder of 2012 and beyond at its annual press conference, hosted by artistic director Nicholas Hytner.

Highlights include, as previously reported, a new play by Alan Bennett titled People, as well as a major adaptations of Mark Haddon's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Simon Stephens, and of The Count of Monte Cristo by One Man, Two Guvnors writer Richard Bean, directed by Timothy Sheader in his NT debut.

Enda Walsh's Misterman will receive its London premiere in the NT Lyttelton in April, with Cillian Murphy recreating his solo performance in the Landmark Productions/Galway Arts Festival production.

Classic revivals include Polly Findlay's production of Sophocles' Antigone, Shakespeare's Timon of Athens directed by Hytner, Bijan Sheibani's staging of Damned for Despair by Tirso de Molina, and Nadia Fall's production of Bernard Shaw's The Doctor's Dilemma.

There will also be new works from Stephen Beresford, Lisa D'Amour, James Graham and Lucy Prebble, while Alecky Blythe and Adam Cork's award-winning musical London Road will be revived by Rufus Norris in the Olivier Theatre for a short season from July.

Looking further ahead to 2013 when the National celebrates its 50th anniversary, Antony Sher (currently appearing in Travelling Light) will return to play the title role in Carl Zuckmayer's The Captain of Kopenick, directed by Adrian Noble in the Olivier in January.

And later that spring, as previously rumoured, Hytner will direct Shakespeare's Othello, with Adrian Lester in the title role and Rory Kinnear as Iago.

Click here for the full story from today's National Theatre press conference.

Below are tweets from Whatsonstage.com deputy editor Theo Bosanquet who was reporting live from the press conference. You can follow Whatsonstage.com on Twitter or join in the discussion about today's event on the #NTpress hashtag.


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