Alan Bennett's People Makes World Premiere at National's Lyttleton Theatre Oct. 31

The world premiere of Alan Bennett's People begins performances Oct. 31 prior to an official opening Nov. 7 in the National's Lyttelton Theatre. 

Alan Bennett
Alan Bennett (Photo by Cato Lein)

It reunites the playwright with director Nicholas Hytner and actress Frances de la Tour, who were previously teamed together on both The History Boys (for which she won a Tony Award for Featured Actress in a Play when it transferred to Broadway) and The Habit of Art at the National.

Bennett's sixth play for the National revolves around a woman who decides to hold an attic sale.

The cast also stars Selina Cadell and Linda Bassett, and includes Frances Ashman, Ellie Burrow, Philip Childs, Jack Chissick, Giles Cooper, Carole Dance, Andy de la Tour, Peter Egan, Miles Jup, Barbara Kirby, Nicholas le Prevost, Jess Murphy, Alastair Parker, Robin Pearce and Alexander Walker.

The production is designed by Bob Crowley, with lighting by James Farncombe, movement by Jonathan Watkins, sound by Rich Walsh and projection design by Jon Driscoll.

To book tickets, contact the box office on 020 7452 3000 or visit for more details.