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  • Great Britain at the Theatre Royal Haymarket

    Richard Bean's anarchic satire about the press, the police, and the political establishment.

    ★★★★
    ‘Laughter-making on an industrial scale.’ Independent

    The NT's smash-hit production now playing in the West End

  • The James Plays

    by Rona Munro

    a co-production with National Theatre of Scotland and Edinburgh International Festival

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

    Now playing until 29 October. Travelex £15 Tickets available.

  • Here Lies Love

    a revolutionary musical experience from DAVID BYRNE and FATBOY SLIM

    The Public Theater production

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

    30 September - 8 January

  • Ballyturk

    by Enda Walsh

    Presented by Landmark Productions and Galway International Arts Festival

    ★★★★
    ‘Impeccably acted. Cillian Murphy and Stephen Rea are in fine comic form’

    Guardian

    Now playing until 11 October

  • Win afternoon tea with Benedict Cumberbatch and Andrew Scott

    To enter make a donation of £20 before 16 September 2014

Featured Content

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

NT Channel

  • A contemporary Medea

    Helen McCrory, writer Ben Power and director Carrie Cracknell talk about Euripides' Medea as a contemporary story and how it is still a relevant play for today.

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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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  • 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