New musical Hex to return to National Theatre in November

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The National Theatre’s brand new musical adaptation of Sleeping Beauty will return in November.

Hex was originally due to play at the Olivier from 4 December 2021 to 22 January 2022.


However as a result of the pandemic numerous shows over the run were cancelled including its official opening night.

The National Theatre has now announced plans to remount the production in November 2022 with dates to be announced.

For now the current run is due to continue to 22 January. Remaining tickets are available online here.

National Theatre artistic director, and Hex director, Rufus Norris, said: “Like many productions (including several other NT ones), this one has been blighted by Covid, with the first week of previews seeing a different combination of understudies and stand-ins at almost every performance, and three weeks of performances lost since then due to illness.

“We had hoped to emerge into a clearer situation in January, but while we have started performances again, fresh cases are still emerging and the creative team have had to disperse to other projects. We have also had to cancel the planned NT Live.

“In light of this, and as the show is scheduled to run only until 22 January, we have decided to remount Hex in November, to give it the chance to have a full run, and so we have taken the decision to move the press night to later in the year.”

Featuring a book by Tanya Ronder, music by Jim Fortune and lyrics by Rufus Norris, the new musical is described as going “beyond the kiss that woke the Sleeping Beauty and tells the fairy‚Äôs tale”.

Orchestrations are by Simon Hale, music supervision by Marc Tritschler, music direction by Tarek Merchant, set and costume design by Katrina Lindsay, lighting design by Paul Anderson, choreography by Jade Hackettwith consultant choreography by Bill Deamer, sound design by Simon Baker and video design by Ash Woodward.

The cast of the current run is led by Tamsin Carroll as Queenie, Rosalie Craig as Fairy, Michael Elcock as Bert and Kat Ronney as Rose.

You can get a first listen to music from the show here with a highlights album.

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