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New season at Britain's National Theatre includes Hare, Stoppard, plus return of Ralph Fiennes

FILE - This is a Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 file photo of actor Ralph Fiennes as he answers journalists questions at the press conference for the film The Grand Budapest Hotel during the International Film Festival Berlinale, in Berlin. New plays by theatrical giants Tom Stoppard and David Hare and the stage return of Ralph Fiennes are highlights of the next year at Britain's National Theatre. The theater announced Thursday March 20, 2014 that Hare's adaptation of Katherine Boo's acclaimed book about Mumbai, "Behind the Beautiful Forevers," will open in November. Stoppard's as-yet-untitled play will run from January 2015. Fiennes — currently onscreen in Wes Anderson's "The Grand Budapest Hotel" — will star in George Bernard Shaw's political-philosophical drama "Man and Superman" from February. (AP Photo/Axel Schmidt, File)
March 20, 2014 - 5:46 AM

LONDON - New plays by theatrical giants Tom Stoppard and David Hare and the stage return of Ralph Fiennes are highlights of the next year at Britain's National Theatre.

The theatre announced Thursday that Hare's adaptation of Katherine Boo's acclaimed book about Mumbai, "Behind the Beautiful Forevers," will open in November. Stoppard's as-yet-untitled play will run from January 2015.

Fiennes — currently onscreen in Wes Anderson's "The Grand Budapest Hotel" — will star in George Bernard Shaw's political-philosophical drama "Man and Superman" from February.

The season also includes a trilogy about 15th-century Scottish kings — a timely co-production with the National Theatre of Scotland as Scots prepare to vote on independence in September.

The season is the last under artistic director Nicholas Hytner, who has led the company since 2003.

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