â€śWonderfully funny ... a grand evening.â€ť - The Times
â€śDelicious satire and sparkling performances.â€ť - Mail on Sunday
â€śA richly enjoyable evening. Provocative fun ... entertaining, funny and touching.â€ť - Daily Telegraph
People spoil things; there are so many of them and the last thing one wants is them traipsing through oneâ€™s house. But with the park a jungle and a bath on the billiard table, what is one to do? Dorothy (Frances de la Tour) wonders if an attic sale could be a solution.
Alan Bennett is one of Britainâ€™s most celebrated playwrights, and the much anticipated People is the sixth of his plays to have its premiere at the National Theatre. Following its original run at the National Theatre, The History Boys transferred to Broadway, winning the Tony Award for Best Play in 2006, and toured internationally before being turned into a film, again directed by Nicholas Hytner and with a cast including Frances de la Tour. Bennett and Hytner also collaborated on the award-winning play and film The Madness of King George and their last stage production, The Habit of Art, was broadcast as part of National Theatre Live in 2010. (Dir. by Alan Bennett, Runtime: approximately 130 mins., includes one intermission)