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My Brilliant Friend at the National Theatre

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Time 19:30
Date 21/02/20
Price £35

Based on Elena Ferrante's celebrated Neapolitan quartet of novels, My Brilliant Friend is an epic story of love, violence, female friendship and rivalry, ambition, genius and self-destruction.

Tuesday 12 November 2019 - Saturday 22 February 2020, 19:30 & 14:00.

From Guest Editor Tom Morris: "The Incomparable Melly Still (Coram Boy) directs April De Angelis‎ adaptation of Elena Ferranti’s cult novel. Fight for tickets at the National Theatre. Also featuring sound and music by the matchless Jon Nicholls (Touching the Void). Along with Sally Cookson's Lion Witch and Wardrobe, this is the standout family Christmas show of the year."

When the most important person in her life goes missing without a trace, Lenu Greco, now a celebrated author, begins to recall a relationship of more than 60 years.

First meeting on the dangerous streets of postwar Naples, friends Lila and Lenu experience turbulent social and political change, from the rise of the Camorra to the sexual revolution and the transformation of their neighbourhood, city and nation. Even as life repeatedly tries to pull them in separate directions, they remain inextricably bound to one another.