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  • Great Britain

    Richard Bean’s fast and furious new play is an anarchic satire about the press, the police and the political establishment, with Billie Piper.

    Playing at the National until 23 August

    Transfers to the Theatre Royal Haymarket from 10 September

    Book now.


  • Medea

    by Euripides
    in a new version by Ben Power

    Playing from 14 July - 4 September

    500 Travelex £15 Tickets available for every performance

    Best availability from 26 July

  • The Elephantom

    Transfers to the New London Theatre

    Now playing

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

    'Full of fun. Magical.
    The Times

  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

    The acclaimed production now playing at the Gielgud Theatre. 

     'A beautiful, eloquent, dazzlingly inventive show about the wonders of life.' Evening Standard

  • A Small Family Business

    by Alan Ayckbourn

    Playing until 27 August

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

    Good ticket availability in August

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.

    More info

  • An interview with David Hare

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

    More info

  • Carrie Cracknell on Medea

    Carrie Cracknell talks about directing Medea.

    More info

  • 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