PHOTO CALL: Mike Leigh’s Mysterious Two Thousand Years Breaks Records at the National Theatre

News   PHOTO CALL: Mike Leigh’s Mysterious Two Thousand Years Breaks Records at the National Theatre London’s National Theatre of Great Britain has yet another hit on its hands with the opening of Mike Leigh’s Two Thousand Years, the provocative writer-director’s first work for the stage since 1993.
From Top: Ben Caplan and Nitzan Sharron in Two Thousand Years
From Top: Ben Caplan and Nitzan Sharron in Two Thousand Years

The plot of the new play, which was kept under strict wraps until just days before beginning performances, is about a secular Jewish family in modern London who are attempting to deal with their son’s choice to become a strict practicing participant in the religion they never truly embraced. With the recent Broadway transfers of shows like Jumpers, Democracy, Primo and the upcoming History Boys, the National has of late been as much of a presence in the United States as it has in the U.K.

At left and below, cast members Ben Caplan, Nitzan Sharron, Samantha Spiro, Adam Godley, Caroline Gruber, and Allan Corduner are seen in several scenes from Two Thousand Years.

Photos by John Haynes


From Left: Samantha Spiro, Adam Godley, Caroline Gruber, and Allan Corduner in <i>Two Thousand Years</i>
From Left: Samantha Spiro, Adam Godley, Caroline Gruber, and Allan Corduner in Two Thousand Years
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