National Theatre stages new Bennett play

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An Alan Bennett play and an adaptation of The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-time will be among the attractions at the National Theatre.

Bennett's new production, People, will open at the London theatre in October. Meanwhile, Una Stubbs will appear in an adaptation of Mark Haddon's best-selling novel about an autistic teenager in July.

Richard Bean returns with the stage version of Alexandre Dumas' The Count of Monte Cristo. And Julie Walters will star alongside Rory Kinnear and Helen McCrory in a new play, The Last Of The Haussmans, in June.