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The best theatre in November 2019—My Brilliant Friend at the National and The Arrival at the Bush

Plus The Boy in the Dress at the RSC

The Arrival by Bijan Sheibanii

The Arrival by Bijan Sheibanii

My Brilliant Friend, National Theatre, 12th November to 22nd February 2020 The four popular Neapolitan novels by Elena Ferrante have been adapted by April De Angelis to make five hours of drama in two separate plays. Covering a 60-year span from the end of the last war to the near present, the story of the friendship of Lena and Lila (played by Niamh Cusack and Catherine McCormack) takes in tales of love and violence in a volatile community. Melly Still’s production…

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