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Nye

a new play by Tim Price
a co-production with Wales Millennium Centre

A man (Michael Sheen) wearing dark striped pajamas and plaid slippers, is standing amongst billowing pale green curtains.

Booking and details

One man’s dream of the NHS

From campaigning at the coalfield to leading the battle to create the NHS, Aneurin ‘Nye’ Bevan is often referred to as the politician with greatest influence on our country without ever being Prime Minister.

Confronted with death, Nye’s deepest memories lead him on a mind-bending journey back through his life; from childhood to mining underground, Parliament and fights with Churchill in an epic Welsh fantasia.

Michael Sheen (Under Milk Wood) is Nye Bevan in this surreal and spectacular journey through the life and legacy of the man who transformed Britain’s welfare state. It’s written by Tim Price (Teh Internet is Serious Business) and directed by Rufus Norris (Small Island).

Suitability

Please note: This production takes place in a hospital setting and includes references to medical conditions and procedures throughout. It contains strobe effect lighting and the use of strong language.
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Supporters

This production is supported by the Huo Family Foundation and Rosetrees Trust.

The commissioning of this play was generously supported by the Sir Peter Shaffer Charitable Foundation.

This play is a recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New Plays Award.

Gallery

Video

A close up of Michael Sheen wearing a striped top.
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Watch the trailer

Michael Sheen and Rufus Norris sit in chairs and smile.
Play Video

In Conversation with Michael Sheen and Rufus Norris

Cast

Production team

Playwright

Tim Price

Tim Price

Director

Rufus Norris

Rufus Norris

Set Designer

Vicki Mortimer

Vicki Mortimer

Costume Designer

Kinnetia Isidore

Kinnetia Isidore

Lighting Designer

Paule Constable

Paule Constable

Co-Choreographer

Steven Hoggett

Steven Hoggett

Co-Choreographer

Jess Williams

Jess Williams

Composer

Will Stuart

Will Stuart

Sound Designer

Donato Wharton

Projection Designer

Jon Driscoll

Jon Driscoll

Casting Director

Alastair Coomer CDG

Alastair Coomer CDG

Casting

Chloe Blake

Chloe Blake

Dialect Coach

Patricia Logue

Patricia Logue

Company Voice Work

Cathleen McCarron

Cathleen McCarron

Company Voice Work

Tamsin Newlands

Tamsin Newlands

Consultant Medical Adviser

Matt Morgan

Matt Morgan

Associate Director

Francesca Goodridge

Francesca Goodridge

Associate Set Designer

Matt Hellyer

Matt Hellyer

Associate Costume Designer

Zoë Thomas-Webb

Zoë Thomas-Webb

Projection Design Associate

Gemma Carrington

Ticket prices

Please note: Lee Mengo will perform the role of Nye Bevan at these performances: Wed 27 March 2.15pm, Mon 1 April 7.30pm, Tue 2 April 7.30pm & Wed 3 April 2.15pm

Photography (Michael Sheen) by Rachel Louise Brown.
Art direction and design by National Theatre Graphic Design Studio.