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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 opens in the West End on 9 September.

  • 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

    Playing from 10 September

  • 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

  • Ballyturk

    by Enda Walsh

    Presented by Landmark Productions and Galway International Arts Festival

    Playing from 11 September - 11 October

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

    Guardian

  • JOHN

    a co-production with DV8 Physical Theatre

    a work conceived and directed by Lloyd Newson

    30 October 2014 – 13 January 2015

    ‘Outstandingly effective and gripping dance theatre.’
    Dagens Nyheter, Sweden

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