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Photos: Opening Night Of GREAT BRITAIN!

Richard Bean's new play Great Britain opened in the West End last night (26 September 2014) following a sell-out run at the National Theatre. With a cast led by Lucy Punch and Robert Glenister, Nicholas Hytner's production now continues at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in a strictly limited season to 10 January 2015. Designs are by Tim Hatley, with video design by 59 Productions, lighting by Neil Austin, music by Grant Olding and sound by Paul Arditti.

Guests included Dickie Arbiter, Joe Armstrong, David Baddiel, Ben Bailey Smith, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, Claudie Blakley, Gyles Brandreth, Laura Carmichael, Jessie Cave, Jo Coburn, Ben Daniels, Monica Dolan, Jenny Eclair, Mark Gatiss, Lord Michael Grade, Patrick Grant, Richard E Grant, Haydn Gwynne, Kit Harington, Blake Harrison, Charlotte Hawkins, Patricia Hodge, Tom Hughes, Christian Jessen, Camilla Kerslake, Hardeep Singh Kohli, Helen Lederer, Daisy Lewis, Adrian Lukis, Anna Maxwell-Martin, Lady Catherine Meyer, Sir Christopher Meyer, Steven Moffat, Dermot Murnaghan, Andrew Neil, Luke Newberry, Frances O'Connor, Steve Pemberton, Neil Pearson, Nigel Planer, Caroline Quentin, Chris Robshaw, Dominic Savage, Reece Shearsmith, Hannah Spearritt, Ed Speleers, Phil Spencer, Antonia Thomas, Kara Tointon, Polly Toynbee, Denise Van Outen, Edward Watson, Ed Westwick, Josh Widdicombe, Sian Williams, Victoria Wood and Kimberley Wyatt.

SIan Williams

The cast

Phil Spencer

Patricia Hodge

Michael Grade

Steve Pemberton, Mark Gatiss and Reece Shearsmith

Laura Carmichael

Kit Harington

Kimberley Wyatt

Harriet Thorpe, Richard Bean and Lucy Punch

Ed Westwick and Lucy Punch

Ed Speelers

Dickie Arbiter and Andrew Neil

Denise Van Outen

David Baddiel

Christian Jessen

Charlotte Hawkins

Robert Glenister and Lucy Punch

Lucy Punch and Kellie Shirley

Harriet Thorpe, Kiruna Stamell, Richard Bean, Lucy Punch and Kellie Shirley

Kellie Shirley

Denise Van Outen

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