The Power of Yes

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National Theatre (Lyttelton) (London, )
(Waterloo) South Bank
London,
Running Time
1 hour and 45 minutes, with no interval
Schedule
In repertoire, check with theatre for details.
Price
£10-£35
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On 15 September 2008, capitalism came to a grinding halt. As sub-prime mortgages and toxic securities continued to dominate the headlines, the National Theatre asked playwright David Hare to write an urgent and immediate work to be staged in autumn 2009 that sought to find out what had happened and why.

After meeting with key players from the financial world, Hare has created The Power Of Yes, subtitled 'A dramatist seeks to understand the financial crisis', an account of how, as the banks went bust, capitalism was replaced by a socialism that bailed out the rich alone.

Charlotte Spencer, Alexander Hanson & Charlotte Blackledge to Lead Andrew Lloyd Webber's New Musical STEPHEN WARD
by BWW Special Coverage - Sep 6, 2013

The cast for the World Premiere of Stephen Ward, directed by Richard Eyre, will comprise Alexander Hanson as Stephen Ward, Charlotte Spencer as Christine Keeler, Charlotte Blackledge as Mandy Rice Davies, Anthony Calfas Lord Astor, Daniel Flynn as John Profumo, Joanna Riding as Valerie Hobson, Ian Conningham as Ivanov, Chris Howell as Murray, Ricardo Coke Thomas as Lucky Gordon and Wayne Robinson as Johnny Edgecomp. Other cast members are Martin Callaghan, Kate Coyston, Jason Denton, Julian Forsyth, Amy Griffiths, Paul Kemble, Emma Kate Nelson, Carl Sanderson, Emily Squibb, John Stacey, Helen Ternent and Tim Walton. (more...)

Sebastian Armesto & More to Join Frank Langella in Chichester & BAM's KING LEAR
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2013

Three time Tony Award-winning, Oscar nominated Broadway and film star Frank Langella plays King Lear at Chichester, prior to the Harvey Theater at BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) in New York, joined by Sebastian Armesto, Max Bennett, Denis Conway, Isabella Laughland, Catherine McCormack, Harry Melling, Lauren O'Neil and Steven Pacey. (more...)

Celia Imrie, Janie Dee & Robert Glenister et al to Lead Cast of NOISES OFF at Old Vic
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2011

Jonathan Coy, Janie Dee, Robert Glenister, Jamie Glover, Celia Imrie, Karl Johnson, Aisling Loftus, Amy Nuttall and Paul Ready have been cast in Michael Frayn's irresistible, multi-award-winning backstage comedy Noises Off, directed by Linsday Posner, which previews from 3 December, with a press night on 13 December 2011. (more...)

Frank Langella Stars in KING LEAR at Chichester Festival and BAM, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2013

Three time Tony Award-winning, Oscar nominated Broadway and film star Frank Langella will play the title role in a new production of William Shakespeare's King Lear opening at Chichester Festival Theatre this autumn, prior to transferring to the Harvey Theater at BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) in New York. (more...)

GOODNIGHT MISTER TOM Announces Complete Cast for UK Tour, Kicking Off in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2012

Casting has been announced for the acclaimed Chichester Festival Theatre production of Goodnight Mister Tom which runs at the Phoenix Theatre from 22 November 2012 for 9 weeks before embarking on a UK Tour from 29 January. (more...)

Anthony Calf Leads DEATH AND THE MAIDEN At Comedy Theatre, Sept 13
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2011

The role of Gerado, the husband of Paulina Salas (Thandie Newton), will be played by Tom Goodman-Hill, and Doctor Roberto Miranda will be played by Anthony Calf in Ariel Dorfman's Olivier award-winning thriller Death and the Maiden. (more...)

David Hare Adapts Katherine Boo's BEHIND THE BEAUTIFUL FOREVERS for National Theatre Stage; Set for Fall 2014?
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2013

According to the Daily Mail, the National Theatre will present David Hare's stage adaptation of Katherine Boo's non-fiction book Behind The Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity. The show is set to open in fall 2014, directed by Rufus Norris. Casting will begin next year. (more...)

Hampstead Theatre's CHARIOTS OF FIRE Opens Tonight, May 9
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2012

Hampstead Theatre's World Premiere of CHARIOTS OF FIRE, opens tonight, 9 May and runs to Saturday 16 June 2012. For tickets and more information, visit: www.hampsteadtheatre.com. (more...)

Hampstead Theatre Presents World Premier of CHARIOTS OF FIRE, May 9 - June 12
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2012

The Hampstead Theatre has announced the world premiere of CHARIOTS OF FIRE. Award-winning playwright Mike Bartlett brings the Olympic story to the stage for the first time in a new adaptation inspired by Colin Welland's original screenplay. Directed by Hampstead Theatre's Artistic Director Edward Hall, CHARIOTS OF FIRE will be performed on a spectacular set by award-winning designer Miriam Buether, which transforms Hampstead Theatre into a stadium, making an immersive experience that evokes the 1924 Paris games. The production will also feature the legendary music of the Vangelis score with additional live music and arrangements by Tony Award-winning composer Jason Carr. (more...)

Lyric Hammersmith Presents THREE KINGDOMS, Opening Tonight, May 3
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2012

Lyric-Hammersmith-to-Host-THREE-KINGDOMS-20010101 The Lyric Hammersmith presents the UK premiere of Three Kingdoms - a brand new thriller by Olivier Award-winning playwright Simon Stephens - in a European co-production with Tallinn's NO99 Theatre and Munich Kammerspiele from tonight, the 3rd, to the 19th of May. Sebastian Nubling, the director behind the world premiere of Stephens' acclaimed Pornography, reunites with the writer to bring this ambitious new project to the London stage as part of World Stages London. (more...)

Lyric Hammersmith to Host THREE KINGDOMS this May
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2012

The Lyric Hammersmith will present the UK premiere of Three Kingdoms - a brand new thriller by Olivier Award-winning playwright Simon Stephens - in a European co-production with Tallinn's NO99 Theatre and Munich Kammerspiele from the 3rd to the 19th of May. Sebastian Nubling, the director behind the world premiere of Stephens' acclaimed Pornography, reunites with the writer to bring this ambitious new project to the London stage as part of World Stages London. (more...)

Sarah Hadland Stars in Michael Wynne's CANVAS Premiere in Chichester, May 18-June 16
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2012

Sarah Hadland and Dean Lennox Kelly feature among the ensemble cast of a new comedy by award-winning playwright Michael Wynne in which three couples attempt to get away from the stresses and dilemmas of modern life on a camping trip. CANVAS, directed by Angus Jackson, plays tonight, 18 May- 16 June at the Minerva Theatre, Chichester. (more...)

IF ONLY Premieres at Minerva Theatre, Chichester in June
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2013

Angus Jackson - director of the 2013 Olivier Award-winning production Goodnight Mister Tom - returns to Chichester with the world premiere of If Only by David Edgar. This political drama is described as a witty and astute exploration of the moral dilemmas at the heart of coalition government. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit, Opening Todayth
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2014

Jemima Rooper, Sandra Dickinson, Simon Jones and Patsy Ferran join Janie Dee, Charles Edwards and Angela Lansbury in Blithe Spirit, directed by Michael Blakemore. This new production of NoŽl Coward's sharp comedy of social mores opens at the Gielgud Theatre on 18 March 2014, with previews from 1 March. (more...)

NYTW Announces ONCE To Round Off New Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2011

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) Artistic Director James C. Nicola and Managing Director William Russo have announced that the new musical Once, based on the Academy Award-winning film, rounds out the theatre's 2011-2012 season. (more...)

Jonathan Kent's PRIVATE LIVES Transfers to the West End Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2013

Following a sell-out run at Chichester Festival Theatre, Private Lives will transfer to the Gielgud theatre beginning tonight, June 22, with Toby Stephens and Anna Chancellor reprising their starring roles in Noel Coward's classic screwball comedy. (more...)

CHARIOTS OF FIRE Transfers to West End from Tonight, June 22
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2012

Edward Hall's Hampstead Theatre production of Chariots of Fire will transfer to the Gielgud Theatre from tonight, 22 June 2012, following its run at the North London venue. Award-winning playwright Mike Bartlett's new adaptation, inspired by Colin Welland's original screenplay, is now booking in the West End until 10 November 2012. (more...)

Frank Langella to Star in KING LEAR at Chichester Festival and BAM, Fall-Winter 2013
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2013

Three time Tony Award-winning, Oscar nominated Broadway and film star Frank Langella will play the title role in a new production of William Shakespeare's King Lear opening at Chichester Festival Theatre this autumn, prior to transferring to the Harvey Theater at BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) in New York. (more...)

THE QUANT Comes to the Edinburgh Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

Audience members take on roles as graduate trainees at a major financial institution in a new solo-show exploring the personal cost of a career on the trading floor. (more...)

BWW TV: 2011 Tony Awards Winners Circle - Paule Constable, Best Lighting Design for WAR HORSE!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 18, 2011

Paule Constable is the 2011 recipient of the Tony Award for Best Lighting Design of a Play for War Horse. Broadway Beat's Richie Ridge spoke with Constable immediately following her acceptance about what winning the award means to her. Click below to catch up with Constable following her big moment! (more...)

Sarah Hadland to Star in Michael Wynne's CANVAS Premiere in Chichester May-June
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2012

Sarah Hadland and Dean Lennox Kelly feature among the ensemble cast of a new comedy by award-winning playwright Michael Wynne in which three couples attempt to get away from the stresses and dilemmas of modern life on a camping trip. CANVAS, directed by Angus Jackson, will play 18 May- 16 June at the Minerva Theatre, Chichester. (more...)

2011 Tony Awards: Paule Constable Wins 'Best Lighting Design of a Play'
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 12, 2011

The American Theatre Wing's 64th Annual Antoinette Perry 'Tony' Awards were held at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 13, 2011 and broadcast on the CBS Television Network. For more information visit tonyawards.com. (more...)

YES, PRIME MINISTER Returns to West End in July
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2011

Following a sell-out run in the West End and a triumphant tour of the UK, Jonathan Lynn and Antony Jay's hit production will return to the West End, this time to the Apollo Theatre for a strictly limited season from 6 July 2011. (more...)

Melbourne Theatre Company to Present Brendan Cowell's THE SUBLIME, Opening 28 August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

Footy, sex scandals and power are put under the spotlight in The Sublime, a provocative new play commissioned by Melbourne Theatre Company from award-winning actor and writer Brendan Cowell. Opening Thursday 28 August 2014 at Arts Centre Melbourne, Fairfax Studio, The Sublime cuts through the media-managed world of professional football to the human flaws that threaten to bring everything undone. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Frank Langella & More in KING LEAR at BAM
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2014

Three time Tony Award-winning, Oscar nominated Broadway and film star Frank Langella plays King Lear at the Harvey Theater at BAM (Brooklyn Academy Of Music) in New York, joined by Sebastian Armesto, Max Bennett, Denis Conway, Isabella Laughland, Catherine McCormack, Harry Melling, Lauren O'Neil and Steven Pacey. The production runs now through February 9, 2014. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Frank Langella Stars in KING LEAR at BAM, Starting Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2014

Three time Tony Award-winning, Oscar nominated Broadway and film star Frank Langella played the title role in a new production of William Shakespeare's King Lear opening at Chichester Festival Theatre this autumn, prior to transferring to the Harvey Theater at BAM (Brooklyn Academy Of Music) in New York. (more...)

GOODNIGHT MISTER TOM, Starring Oliver Ford Davies, to Play King's Theatre, Glasgow, April 2-6
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2013

Fiery Angel, The Ambassador Theatre Group, Fiery Dragons & The Children's Touring Partnership present the Chichester Festival Theatre Production of Goodnight Mister Tom, starring Oliver Ford Davies, April 2 through 6, 2013. (more...)

Jonathan Kent's PRIVATE LIVES Will Transfer to the West End, June 22
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2013

Following a sell-out run at Chichester Festival Theatre, Private Lives will transfer to the Gielgud theatre this summer with Toby Stephens and Anna Chancellor reprising their starring roles in NoŽl Coward's classic screwball comedy. (more...)

Melbourne Theatre Company to Present PRIVATE LIVES, Begin. 30 Jan
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2014

Melbourne Theatre Company celebrates the opening of its 2014 season with Noel Coward's Private Lives, a sparkling comedy about love, lust and marriage directed by MTC Associate Director Sam Strong. (more...)

Kim Cattrall, KISS ME KATE, et al. Set for Chichester Festival Theatre in 2012
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2012

Chichester Festival Theatre celebrates its 50th birthday with an anniversary season that echoes and acknowledges the past while also looking to the future. Uncle Vanya was part of Chichester's very first season in 1962 and became a key part of its history and is revisited during Festival 2012. The Way of the World in 1984 has also become an emblematic production; the play will feature again this year. (more...)

South Downs and The Browning Version to Transfer to the Harold Pinter Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2012

Following a critically acclaimed and sold out run as part of Chichester's Festival 2011, the double bill of Terence Rattigan's one-act masterpiece and David Hare's specially commissioned companion piece will transfer to Harold Pinter Theatre from April 19 with a press night on April 24. (more...)

BARNUM, THE PAJAMA GAME AND MORE: Chichester Festival Theatre Confirms 2013 Season!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2013

Theatre in the Park will be unveiled with a major revival of the musical Barnum presented in association with Cameron Mackintosh. Directed by Timothy Sheader, Artistic Director of Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, this production will star the versatile and consummate Broadway entertainer Christopher Fitzgerald in the title role. (more...)

Oliver Chris, Jemima Rooper & More Join James Corden in Broadway's ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS this Spring!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2012

Bob Boyett has announced the full Broadway cast for the National Theatre of Great Britain's acclaimed production of ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS. Previews begin on April 6 and the official opening is April 18, 2012 at the Music Box Theatre on Broadway. (more...)

Line-Up for HIGH TIDE FESTIVAL 2014 Announced, Including Michael Gambon, Harriet Walter, and David Hare
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2014

Today HighTide Festival Theatre's Artistic Director Steven Atkinson announces the complete line-up for the eighth HighTide Festival, taking place April 10 - 19 2014 (Press Day Saturday April 12) in the idyllic Suffolk market town of Halesworth. Tickets are on sale now. (more...)

Ben Richards To Play Sikes In Sheffield's OLIVER!, Plus Winter's Tale Update
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2013

Sheffield Theatres today announce the full cast of the forthcoming The Winter's Tale, directed by Paul Miller, and a casting update for the company's Christmas show, Oliver! directed by Artistic Director Daniel Evans. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Reflections On 100 Reviews
by Gary Naylor - Aug 8, 2011

Gary Naylor reflects on the variety and quality of London Theatre. (more...)

GOODNIGHT MISTER TOM Announces UK Tour, Kicking Off With West End Engagement
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2012

After playing to packed houses across the UK, the critically acclaimed Chichester Festival Theatre production comes to London for a limited 9 week season before setting off on a UK tour. Now a modern classic, Michelle Magorian's wonderfully uplifting tale is brought gloriously to life in a stage adaptation by David Wood, with Olivier Award-winning actor Oliver Ford Davies starring as Mister Tom. (more...)

Cast Announced for Christopher Wheelon's ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND at Lincoln Center This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

The Joyce Theater Foundation and The National Ballet of Canada today announced the casting for Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, having its New York premiere at the David H. Koch Theater at the Lincoln Center, September 9 - 14, 2014. (more...)

Anthony Calf Leads DEATH AND THE MAIDEN At Comedy Theatre, Sept 13
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2011

The role of Gerado, the husband of Paulina Salas (Thandie Newton), will be played by Tom Goodman-Hill, and Doctor Roberto Miranda will be played by Anthony Calf in Ariel Dorfman's Olivier award-winning thriller Death and the Maiden. (more...)

Erik Thomson Joins the Cast of Melbourne Theatre Company's THE SPEECHMAKER, 5/6
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2014

The pre-flight anticipation for the playwriting debut of Australia's comic royalty, Working Dog's Santo Cilauro, Tom Gleisner and Rob Sitch, stepped up today with the announcement that Packed to the Rafters' Erik Thomson will play the role of the President of the United States when The Speechmaker opens at Arts Centre Melbourne, Playhouse on Thursday 5 June. (more...)

GOODNIGHT MISTER TOM, Starring Oliver Ford Davies, to Play King's Theatre, Glasgow, April 2-6
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2013

Fiery Angel, The Ambassador Theatre Group, Fiery Dragons & The Children's Touring Partnership present the Chichester Festival Theatre Production of Goodnight Mister Tom, starring Oliver Ford Davies, April 2 through 6, 2013. (more...)

Lyric Hammersmith to Host THREE KINGDOMS this May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2012

The Lyric Hammersmith will present the UK premiere of Three Kingdoms - a brand new thriller by Olivier Award-winning playwright Simon Stephens - in a European co-production with Tallinn's NO99 Theatre and Munich Kammerspiele from the 3rd to the 19th of May. Sebastian Nubling, the director behind the world premiere of Stephens' acclaimed Pornography, reunites with the writer to bring this ambitious new project to the London stage as part of World Stages London. (more...)

The National Theatre's Production THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHTĖTIME to Resume Run, 6/24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2014

The National Theatre's acclaimed production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time will resume its run at the Gielgud Theatre on 24 June 2014. With press night on 8 July, the production is currently booking at its new West End home to 14 February 2015. (more...)

Erik Thomson Joins Cast of MTC's THE SPEECHMAKER
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2014

The pre-flight anticipation for the playwriting debut of Australia's comic royalty, Working Dog's Santo Cilauro, Tom Gleisner and Rob Sitch, stepped up today with the announcement that Packed to the Rafters' Erik Thomson will play the role of the President of the United States when The Speechmaker opens at Arts Centre Melbourne, Playhouse on Thursday 5 June. (more...)

Hampstead Theatre Presents World Premier of CHARIOTS OF FIRE, May 9 - June 12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2012

The Hampstead Theatre has announced the world premiere of CHARIOTS OF FIRE. Award-winning playwright Mike Bartlett brings the Olympic story to the stage for the first time in a new adaptation inspired by Colin Welland's original screenplay. Directed by Hampstead Theatre's Artistic Director Edward Hall, CHARIOTS OF FIRE will be performed on a spectacular set by award-winning designer Miriam Buether, which transforms Hampstead Theatre into a stadium, making an immersive experience that evokes the 1924 Paris games. The production will also feature the legendary music of the Vangelis score with additional live music and arrangements by Tony Award-winning composer Jason Carr. (more...)

GOODNIGHT MISTER TOM, Starring Oliver Ford Davies, Plays King's Theatre, Glasgow, Now thru April 6
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2013

Fiery Angel, The Ambassador Theatre Group, Fiery Dragons & The Children's Touring Partnership present the Chichester Festival Theatre Production of Goodnight Mister Tom, starring Oliver Ford Davies, tonight, April 2 through 6, 2013. (more...)

Cast Announced for Hampstead Theatre's CHARIOTS OF FIRE; Opens May 9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2012

Hampstead Theatre Production announces casting for the World Premiere of CHARIOTS OF FIRE, Wednesday, 9 May to Saturday 16 June 2012. For tickets and more information, visit: www.hampsteadtheatre.com. (more...)

CHARIOTS OF FIRE to Transfer to West End from June - Starring Jack Lowden and Eric Liddell
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2012

Edward Hall's Hampstead Theatre production of Chariots of Fire will transfer to the Gielgud Theatre from 22 June 2012, following its run at the North London venue. Award-winning playwright Mike Bartlett's new adaptation, inspired by Colin Welland's original screenplay, is now booking in the West End until 10 November 2012. (more...)

Sarah Hadland to Star in Michael Wynne's CANVAS Premiere in Chichester May-June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2012

Sarah Hadland and Dean Lennox Kelly feature among the ensemble cast of a new comedy by award-winning playwright Michael Wynne in which three couples attempt to get away from the stresses and dilemmas of modern life on a camping trip. CANVAS, directed by Angus Jackson, will play 18 May- 16 June at the Minerva Theatre, Chichester. (more...)

Adelaide's YES MINISTER Adds May 22 Preview Date
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2012

The producers of the current Australian tour of Yes, Prime Minister starring Philip Quast as the suave and cynical Cabinet Secretary, Sir Humphrey Appleby and Mark Owen-Taylor as the embattled Prime Minister Jim Hacker, have announced an additional preview performance of the West End comedy hit on Tuesday 22 May at 6.30pm. (more...)

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