Preview: National Theatre Live: Nye, Theatre Royal Winchester

Preview: National Theatre Live: Nye, Theatre Royal Winchester

Photo credit: Johan Persson

The story of the man behind the NHS is told in new play, Nye – the next National Theatre Live screening to take place at Theatre Royal Winchester on Monday 3 June.

Nye tells the story of Aneurin ‘Nye’ Bevan who faced with death is taken on a surreal, mind-bending journey through his life, recalling his childhood, working down a local mine, becoming a member of Parliament, fighting with Churchill, and as the man who would transform Britain’s welfare state to create the National Health Service.

The character of Nye is played by Michael Sheen (Good Omens, Quiz, Passengers, Masters of Sex, The Twilight Saga, Frost/Nixon etc.) in the play by screenwriter and playwright Tim Price whose theatre credits include Protest Song (National) and Salt Root & Roe (Donmar) and who has also written for the likes of Eastenders, Casualty and Doctors. Nye is directed by the multi-award-winning theatre director, Rufus Norris (Vernon God Little, Everyman, London Road).

Described as an epic new Welsh fantasia, Nye follows a host of other National Theatre Live productions that have been screened at the theatre including Dear England, which recently won Best New Play at the Olivier Awards, Vanya, which won Best Revival, and The Motive and the Cue, featuring actor Mark Gatiss who won Best Actor in a Play for his role.

The screening of Nye has a certification of 15meaning anyone under the age of 15 will not be admitted.

Nye will be at Theatre Royal Winchester on Monday 3 June at 7pm. Age rating: 15+ (suitable only for audiences aged 15 years and over). For more information or to book tickets, visit: or call 01962 840 440.

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