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  • The Beaux' Stratagem

    by George Farquhar

    ★★★★
    'Exuberant. Deliciously modern. This Restoration romp is a lot of fun.' Time Out

    Travelex £15 Tickets

    Some good seats available this week.

  • Light Shining in Buckinghamshire

    by Caryl Churchill

    Revolution, faith and the battle for the soul of England.

    Travelex £15 Tickets

    ★★★★
    ‘Electrifying. Brilliant. Sharply political.’
    Time Out

    Limited run until 22 June.

  • The Red Lion

    a new play by Patrick Marber

    Passion. Loyalty. Salvation.

    A haunting and humorous new play by the author of Closer and Dealer's Choice.

    Extra seats just released for Preview performances from 3 June.

  • London Road Live Film Premiere

    Broadcast to cinemas 9 June with live cast and creative Q&A
    In cinemas from 12 June

    Hailed as remarkable and groundbreaking during two sell-out runs at the NT, the film adaptation of London Road reunites the award-winning team, with script by Alecky Blythe and music by Adam Cork, directed by Rufus Norris.

  • Connections 500


    The National Theatre’s Connections Festival is 21 in 2016. To celebrate, we are going even bigger. We’re looking for 500 youth theatres and schools to stage 12 fantastic plays.

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NT Channel

  • Man + Superman and Don Juan in Hell

    Ralph Fiennes, Indira Varma and director Simon Godwin discuss the importance of including the third act of Shaw's Man and Superman.

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  • The Beaux Stratagem Interviews

    Director Simon Godwin and the cast of The Beaux Stratagem discuss staging the carnal comedy of love and money.

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  • Careers at the National Theatre: Lighting Control Supervisor

    If you're interested in technical theatre, find out about Dan Murfin's role as Lighting Control Supervisor at the NT.

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