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About Travelling Light

Travelling Light at the National Theatre

A new play by Nicholas Wright

In a remote village in Eastern Europe, around 1900, the young Motl Mendl is entranced by the flickering silent images on his father’s cinematograph. Bankrolled by Jacob, the ebullient local timber merchant, and inspired by Anna, the girl sent to help him make moving pictures of their village, he stumbles on a revolutionary way of story-telling. Forty years on, Motl – now a famed American film director – looks back on his early life and confronts the cost of fulfilling his dreams.

How had a twenty-two-year–old pretentious layabout made a discovery that would elude every other cinematic pioneer for years to come?

Following Vincent in Brixton and The Reporter, Nicholas Wright’s new play is a funny and fascinating tribute to the Eastern European immigrants who became major players in Hollywood’s golden age. The award-winning Antony Sher – whose previous work with the National Theatre includes Primo and Stanley – returns to play Jacob.

I know it was in the picture. I made the picture and now the cow’s getting paid and I’m not!

★★★★ ‘Enchanting. A golden-hearted tragicomic fable.’ The Times

★★★★ ‘A love letter to the movies.’ Guardian

‘Antony Sher is explosively energetic.' Evening Standard

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Travelling Light at
National Theatre,
London

Southbank
London
SE1 9PX

Offer details

24 April to 02 June 2012

Discount for Travelling Light

Tickets discounted from £47 to £32.50. Offer valid all performances from 24 Aptil to 02 June 2012

Information

2 Hours 30 Minutes.

24 April to 02 June 2012

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