People

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Award-winning writer Alan Bennett is reunited with director Nicholas Hytner and Olivier Award-winning actress Frances de la Tour (The History Boys and The Habit of Art) for his new play broadcast LIVE from London's National Theatre.

Britain’s celebrated comic playwright Alan Bennett (The History Boys) is back with a bitingly funny new play about a grand old country house and its upper-crust owners, who object to being turned into a part of the heritage industry. Directed by Nicolas Hytner, this delicious satire stars Tony and Olivier Award-winner Frances de la Tour (The History Boys, Habit of Art).  Read Bennett on his inspiration for PEOPLE at the London Review of Books.

People spoil things; there are so many of them and the last thing one wants is them traipsing through one’s house. But with the park a jungle and a bath on the billiard table, what is one to do? Dorothy (Frances de la Tour) wonders if an attic sale could be a solution.  Alan Bennett is one of Britain’s most celebrated playwrights, and the much anticipated People is the sixth of his plays to have its premiere at the National Theatre. Following its original run at the National Theatre, The History Boys transferred to Broadway, winning the Tony Award for Best Play in 2006, and toured internationally before being turned into a film, again directed by Nicholas Hytner and with a cast including Frances de la Tour.

Bennett and Hytner also collaborated on the award-winning play and film The Madness of King George and their last stage production, The Habit of Art, was broadcast as part of National Theatre Live in 2010.

Tickets are $24 General Admission.  No refunds.  Passes not accepted.