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  • A Small Family Business

    by Alan Ayckbourn

    ★★★★ 
    'Classic Ayckbourn. Delivers laughs and chills with great panache' Daily Telegraph

    Very last chance to see!

    Final three performances 26 – 27 August

  • The James Plays

    a trio of new history plays by award-winning writer Rona Munro

    ★★★★★
    'A towering achievement’
    Evening Standard

    ★★★★★
    ‘Astonishing. A feast of theatrical might and blistering emotion’
    Daily Telegraph

    Playing from 10 September

  • The Elephantom

    Transfers to the New London Theatre

    Now playing

    ★★★★
    'The National Theatre has another hit on its hands.'
    Telegraph

    ★★★★
    'Full of fun. Magical.
    '
    The Times

  • Ballyturk

    by Enda Walsh

    Presented by Landmark Productions and Galway International Arts Festival

    Playing from 11 September - 11 October

    ★★★★ ‘A richly theatrical experience’ Guardian

  • Here Lies Love

    a revolutionary musical experience from DAVID BYRNE and FATBOY SLIM

    The Public Theater production

    30 September - 8 January

    ‘A life-giving, roof-raising, booty-shaking blast of pure joy.’
    Vogue

Featured Content

Discover more about the art of making theatre by exploring our video collection on theatre practices and practitioners.

NT Channel

  • Helen McCrory on Medea

    Helen McCrory talks about the title role in Ben Power's new version of Medea directed by Carrie Cracknell.

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  • An interview with David Hare

    David Hare offers advice to young writers and an insight into his writing career.

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  • Carrie Cracknell on Medea

    Carrie Cracknell talks about directing Medea.

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  • An Introduction to Verbatim Theatre

    Verbatim theatre is a type of theatre-making where the text is generated from interviews with 'real life' people. There are various methods of using and practicing this form of theatre, explored... More info