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Cate Blanchett to debut on National Theatre in a Martin Crimp play

The Oscar winner has been announced to star with Stephen Dillane.

Image Source: Pinterest and National Theatre


Oscar-winning actor Cate Blanchett and Tony Award -winning Stephen Dillane are casts in a play written by Martin Crimp. It is produced by the National Theatre, London. The play Attempts on Her Life, In the Republic of Happiness [ When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other – Twelve Variations on Samuel Richardson's Pamela] is to premiere at National Theatre next year. The Sussex-based actress [Cate Blanchett] makes a debut on National Theatre along with Stephen Dillane. Dillane [Coast of Utopia, Game of Thrones] returns to the stage after 2002.

Writer: Martin Crimp Image Source: The Guardian


Writer Martin Crimp's plays explore the messy, often violent nature of desire, and the fluid, complicated roles that men and women play. The five characters in the play a dangerous game of domination and resistance.

The play is directed by Katie Mitchell (Waves, Cleansed).

"I'm delighted to welcome Cate Blanchett to the National, and look forward to developing a new working relationship with this extraordinary actor."


"It's great to be working with Martin again on this powerful new text and to continue my special collaboration with Stephen Dillane. At the same time I'm delighted to welcome Cate Blanchett to the National, and look forward to developing a new working relationship with this extraordinary actor,” says Katie Mitchell.

More information will be shared by the National Theatre in the autumn of 2018.

Blanchett last performed for Sydney Theatre Company's production Gross und Klein . She co-ran this company with her husband Andrew Upton. The actor is also known for her films like Blue Jasmine, Carol, Hobbit films and Ocean's 8. Blanchett was working on a classic 1950 film All About Eve but there was a shooting conflict. .

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