Judi Dench has been preparing to return to the stage . . . for one night only.
She will be one of the stars helping to celebrate the National Theatre’s 50 years on stage by singing Send In The Clowns from Stephen Sondheim’s A Little Night Music. She’ll be joined by Oliver Cotton, playing an old lover. Judi appeared in the NT’s production 18 years ago.
NT artistic director Nicholas Hytner said Judi would also be reading Cleopatra’s elegy for Antony in a scene from Antony And Cleopatra. Judi and Anthony Hopkins starred in a seductive production, directed by Peter Hall, in 1987.