23 Sep

National Theatre: My Brilliant Friend

A co-production with Rose Theatre Kingston

Parts One and Two
based on Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan Novels
adapted by April De Angelis

Opening date: 12 November 2019
Running Time: 12 Nov 2019 - 22 Feb 2020

(Olivier Theatre, National Theatre) 

Based on the celebrated novels by Elena Ferrante – published in over 50 countries – My Brilliant Friend is an epic story of love, violence, ambition and self-destruction.

When the most important person in her life goes missing without a trace, Lenu Greco, now a celebrated author, begins to recall a relationship of more than 60 years.

First meeting on the dangerous streets of postwar Naples, friends Lila and Lenu experience turbulent social and political change, from the rise of the Camorra to the sexual revolution and the transformation of their neighbourhood, city and nation. Even as life repeatedly tries to pull them in separate directions, they remain inextricably bound to one another.

Following a sold-out run at Rose Theatre Kingston, the acclaimed two-part adaptation by April De Angelis (Jumpy) is reworked for the Olivier stage by Melly Still (Coram Boy). Niamh Cusack and Catherine McCormack return to play Lenu and Lila.

Ben will join the National Theatre's company of 'My Brilliant Friend' as 'NINO SARRATORE' from 12th November 2019 - 22nd February 2020.

National Theatre Ticket & Information link: https://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/shows/my-brilliant-friend 


Justin Avoth
Adam Burton
Niamh Cusack as 'Lenu'
Amiera Darwish
Trevor Fox
Danielle Henry
Kezrena James
David Judge
Wela Mbusi
Catherine McCormack as 'Lila'
Victoria Moseley
Emily Mytton
Al Nedjari
Mary Jo Randle
Jonah Russell
Colin Ryan as 'Alfonso'
John Sandeman
Ira Mandela Siobhan
Badria Timimi
Ben Turner as 'Nino Sarratore'
Emily Wachter
Toby Wharton
Elizabeth Mary (EM) Williams
Martin Hyder

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