Hytner-Directed Southwark Fair, With Tyzack, Closes at National Theatre July 4

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The Royal National Theatre's applauded production of Samuel Adamson's Southwark Fair, directed by Tony-winner Nicholas Hytner, will end its run at the Cottesloe Theatre on July 4.
From left: Michael Legge and Rory Kinnear in a scene from Southwark Fair.
From left: Michael Legge and Rory Kinnear in a scene from Southwark Fair.

The play began its run on Feb. 10 and opened on Feb. 16. The comedy begins with one Patrick, who makes a serious mistake when he phones one lover while thinking he is ringing up another, leading to his wife discovering his double dealings. The wife then goes in search of the other partner, making her way through the South Bank of London and encountering some odd folks during her search, including a bird whistler, a barista in training and an elderly actress.

The show stars leading British actress Margaret Tyzack as the wife, as well as Simon Gleeson as Patrick, Rory Kinnear, Michael Legge, Con O'Neill, Madeleine Potter and Rhashan Stone.

Hytner, the artistic director of the National, recently won a Tony Award for his work on Alan Bennett's The History Boys.

Samuel Adamson adapted Ibsen's Pillars of the Community for the National. His other plays include Clocks and Whistles, Drink, Dance, Laugh and Lie and Grace Note.

Margaret Tyzack has been seen at the National in His Girl Friday, Tartuffe and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?. Her other West End credits include Lettice and Lovage (also on Broadway) and As You Desire Me.

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