by Tim Price
Originally produced at National Theatre, UK
February 24 - May 11, 2024

Synopsis: From campaigning at the coalfield to leading the battle to create the NHS, Aneurin ‘Nye’ Bevan is often referred to as the politician with greatest influence on our country without ever being Prime Minister. Confronted with death, Nye’s deepest memories lead him on a mind-bending journey back through his life; from childhood to mining underground, Parliament and fights with Churchill in an epic Welsh fantasia. Michael Sheen (Under Milk Wood) is Nye Bevan in this surreal and spectacular journey through the life and legacy of the man who transformed Britain’s welfare state. It’s written by Tim Price (Teh Internet is Serious Business) and directed by Rufus Norris (Small Island).

Artistic Statement: I am honoured to be directing Nye: a play about a Welsh icon of social and political change, played by a Welsh icon of stage and screen. After the turmoil of recent years, this is a timely exploration of Britain’s National Health Service and an opportunity to illuminate the life of its founder and celebrate its centrality within British life. It will be an epic experience with deep resonance for audiences.

Creative team:

Director: Rufus Norris
Set Designer: Vicki Mortimer
Costume Designer: Kinnetia Isidore
Lighting Designer: Paule Constable
Co-Choreographer: Steven Hoggett
Co-Choreographer: Jess Williams
Composer: Will Stuart
Sound Designer: Donato Wharton
Projection Designer: Jon Driscoll
Casting Director: Alastair Coomer CDG
Company Voice Work: Cathleen McCarron
Company Voice Work: Tamsin Newlands
Staff Director: Francesca Goodridge


Michael, Sheen, Remy Beasley, Roger Evans, Jon Furlong, Stephanie Jacob, Kezrena James, Tony Jayawardena, Rebecca Killick, Rhodri Meilir and Sharon Small.