January 28, 2013, 10:44 am -- /EPR NETWORK/ -- Award-winning British playwright Simon Stephens continues to keep busy after a stellar 2012, with a revival of a 2002 play written about his hometown of Stockport.
The play won the Pearson Award on its debut in 2002, and just over 10 years later it is now being brought to the Lyttleton stage at the National Theatre, where it will run from 22nd January until 7th February.
2012 has been a busy year for Stephens, who had 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time', 'Morning', 'A Doll's House' and 'Three Kingdoms' all taking to the stage last year.
Talking of his play ĎPort', Stephens acknowledged its roots in his own experiences growing up in the city, as well as taking material form numerous interviews conducted with women who had lived there all their lives.
The Lyttleton is one of the three theatres making up the National Theatre Complex. Essentially a proscenium arch set-up but with no poor sight-lines or pillars, it's a very versatile easy-viewing space.
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The Holiday Inn Express London Southwark has doubles starting at £74 in this 3* property for the show's opening weekend (25th /26th January); or why not try a deluxe twin at the Charing Cross Ė A Guoman Hotel, from £105.