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First promotional image of Cate Blanchett’s National Theatre debut play

First promotional image of Cate Blanchett’s National Theatre debut play

Hello folks!

Great news today!

The National Theatre has released the first promotional image for When we have sufficiently tortured each other: Twelve Variations on Samuel Richardson’s Pamela featuring Cate Blanchett. The online ballot to get tickets for the performance will begin on Thursday. Don’t miss this chance! Good luck Blanchetters!

The Aussie acting ledge is making her NT debut. Think you can’t get in? Don’t lose hope: here are your best bets for bagging a gold-dust ticket

What is it?

International movie star and all-round Aussie legend Cate Blanchett will be starring in a new play at the National Theatre, entitled ‘When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other’, opposite Stephen Dillane (of ‘Game of Thrones’ and more).

How popular will it be?

Blanchett’s name would no doubt shift all the tickets in a jiffy and crash all the servers for the best part of a day if the play’s six-week run was in the NT’s huge Olivier theatre. But it’s in fact at the 450-seat Dorfman, the NT’s smallest venue, so, er, go figure.

How do I get tickets?

It’s pretty simple: there will be no conventional sale. Instead, from noon on Thursday (November 22) to noon the following Thursday (November 29) you can go to the NT website and register for an online ballot. Names will be drawn from the electronic ‘hat’ on Friday November 30. Winners will be given the chance to purchase up to two tickets in the conventional fashion (members will get to book first). It’s a similar system to the one adopted by Tom Hiddleston’s ‘Hamlet’ and the last Punchdrunk show – a lot of people will be disappointed, but at least it’ll be ‘fair’ in terms of the chance of buying a ticket.

Er, what’s the actual play again?

Good question! It’s avant-garde playwright Martin Crimp and avant-garde director Katie Mitchell teaming up to direct what is presumably going to be a fairly leftfield play that explores the nature of desire, and is apparently inspired by Samuel Richardson’s 1740 novel, ‘Pamela’. There has been some grumbling from Mitchell stans that Blanchett’s presence is likely to stop them seeing their hero’s latest endeavour. Which may be true, but don‘t let that stop you applying for tickets. Just bear in mind if you win them that you’ll probably need to brace yourself for what’s likely to be a fairly challenging night of theatre.

Is there any other way of getting tickets?

Yes: a number of cheap day-seats for each evening’s show will be released at the NT’s box office, in person only, at 9.30am each morning. It’ll be first come, first served – the odds are you will have to queue from the early hours of the morning. But if you want to see it – you can.

‘When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other’ is at the National Theatre, Dorfman. Jan 16-Mar 2 2019.

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News | Cate Blanchett’s National Theatre debut

News | Cate Blanchett’s National Theatre debut

Hey Blanchetters!!

It looks like we can finally plan our travel to London again!
New information on When we have sufficiently tortured each other, new play featuring Cate Blanchett , has been released! Here’s everything to know so far and how to get tickets for the show.

General Info:

When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other: Twelve Variations on Samuel Richardson’s Pamela
Dorfman Theatre from 16 January to 2 March 2019.
Running Time: tbc

Ticket prices:

Monday – Thursday eves, all matinees £54 – £10
Friday & Saturday eves £58 – £10

Previews:

16 – 22 January £37 – £10

Day Tickets: On the day of the performance, a limited number of cheap Day Tickets will be available in person from 9.30am.

Tickets will go on sale via a ballot which opens on 22 November at 12 pm (more info below).

Events:

Press Night: 23 January
Actor Cate Blanchett on When We Have… Fri 1 February, 4pm

Extra Info:

Content advisory
Please note: This production contains adult themes and scenes of a sexual nature. If you require further information, contact details are provided in our Help centre.

Ballot
Due to limited ticket numbers and anticipated high demand, a ballot will operate across all performances of When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other instead of a general sale.

Day Tickets: On the day of the performance, a limited number of cheap Day Tickets will be available in person from 9.30am.

The Ballot will be open from 12 noon on Thursday 22 November to 12 noon on Thursday 29 November.

Ballot winners booking dates: Supporting Cast and Young Patron Premium Ballot winners From 12 noon on Monday 3 December, to 12 noon on Tuesday 4 December

Priority and Priority Plus Members, Young Patron Member and Young Patron Associates and Advance Member Ballot winners From 12 noon on Wednesday 5 December, to 12 noon on Thursday 6 December

Public Booking Ballot winners From 12 noon on Friday 7 December, to 12 noon on Saturday 8 December

For further details on how to enter the ballot, make sure you’re signed up to NT News.

When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other, Twelve Variations on Samuel Richardson’s Pamela.
Martin Crimp’s play breaks through the surface of contemporary debate to explore the messy, often violent nature of desire, and the fluid, complicated roles that men and women play. Using Richardson’s novel as a provocation, six characters act out a dangerous game of sexual domination and resistance. Directed by Katie Mitchell, Cate Blanchett makes her National Theatre debut alongside Stephen Dillane. The cast also includes Babirye Bukilwa, Jessica Gunning, Emma Hindle and Craig Miller. With set design by Vicki Mortimer, costume design by Sussie Juhlin-Wallén, lighting design by James Farncombe, sound design by Melanie Wilson and movement direction by Joseph Alford.

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Gallery Mass Update (1989-1999)

Gallery Mass Update (1989-1999)

Hello Blanchetters!

We have one of the best mass update so far: we have found, organized and collected rare and unseen material starting from 1992, from theatre, to tv series, going from newspapers to photoshoots, with some new pics from movies and events. We are really proud of this work and to be able to share it with everyone in the fandom, so without further ado, enjoy (and support us)! Our many thanks to Maria-Jose who donated some scans.
p.s. Every thumbs below open an album with new or updated pictures























Cate Blanchett to debut at National Theatre in new Martin Crimp play in January 2019

Cate Blanchett to debut at National Theatre in new Martin Crimp play in January 2019

Hello Blanchetters!

Great news today! Time to go to London!

Cate Blanchett is set to debut at National Theatre (London) in a new Martin Crimp play directed by Katie Mitchell in January 2019. The actress will star allongside Stephen Dillane in a new play by Martin Crimp called WHEN WE HAVE SUFFICIENTLY TORTURED EACH OTHER: TWELVE VARIATIONS ON SAMUEL RICHARDSON’S PAMELA.

According to the press release:

Martin Crimp’s play breaks through the surface of contemporary debate to explore the
messy, often violent nature of desire, and the fluid, complicated roles that men and women
play.
Using Richardson’s novel as a provocation, five characters act out a dangerous game of
sexual domination and resistance.

Tickets will go on sale in autumn 2018 when more details will be announced by the National Theatre.

Stay tuned!!!

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Cate Blanchett at the opening night of Girl from the North Country on the West End – Additional Photos

Cate Blanchett at the opening night of Girl from the North Country on the West End – Additional Photos

Earlier this week, Cate attended the opening night of Girl from the North Country in London. Here are additional images from the event.

Cate Blanchett at the opening night of Girl from the North Country on the West End

Cate Blanchett at the opening night of Girl from the North Country on the West End

Hello Blanchetters!

Cate attended the opening night of Girl from the North Country at Noel Coward Theatre on Thursday night. Here are some photos: