CNW’s Tim Price unveils new play at National Theatre

Centre for New Writing’s Tim Price opens his new play, ‘Nye’, this February at the National Theatre.

Michael Sheen

Screenwriter and playwright Tim Price unveils his new play at the National Theatre, with doors opening this February.

Titled 'Nye', it follows one man’s dream of the NHS. Starting tomorrow on Saturday, 24 February, it runs until Saturday, 11 May.

Tim joined the Centre for New Writing in 2015 and teaches on our Screenwriting MA.

Here's an extract from the National Theatre website all about 'Nye':

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).

When asked about the upcoming play, Tim said:

This play is the culmination of over 10 years’ work. It’s a story I’m really proud to tell at a crucial moment for the NHS today.

Discover more about ‘Nye’ and book your tickets here.

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