Some great shows coming up in 2013:
Simon Russell Beale in Peter Nichols’ hilarious Privates on Parade, directed by Michael Grandage (opens December 2012).
Helen Mirren as the Queen in The Audience, written by Peter Morgan, with Paul (Curious Incident) Ritter as John Major, Robert Hardy as Churchill and Haydn Gwynn as Thatcher (the play obviously covers a considerable period – Blair and Brown have yet to be cast), directed by Stephen Daldry.
The transfer of The Curious Incident, which means the National Theatre will have three shows in the West End, which will help the subsidised coffers no end. (War Horse has reputedly already earned the NT £9m).