Thursday, February 02, 2006

Adamson at the National

Samuel Adamson's first original play for nine years, Southwark Fair, will premiere at the National Theatre this month, reports Jasper Rees in The Daily Telegraph.
Since Nicholas Hytner took over at the National Theatre nearly three years ago, he has directed the new works of three playwrights: Alan Bennett's The History Boys, Stuff Happens by David Hare and Nicholas Wright's adaptation of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy. The latest addition to that list is Samuel Adamson and his play Southwark Fair. It is a sizeable accolade. Unlike Hytner's other selections, Adamson is neither well over 50 nor deeply embedded in the theatrical establishment.

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