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  • Just announced: plans for 2016 and beyond

    Rufus Norris this week announced a host of productions for the rest of 2016 and beyond.

  • Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

    By August Wilson

    ★★★★
    'A marvellous revival. Exemplary and revelatory.'
    Daily Telegraph 
     

    ★★★★
    ‘Drop-dead brilliant. A near perfect production.’
    Daily Express 

     

     

  • As You Like It

    by William Shakespeare

    ★★★
    ‘Magical. Flock to this enchanted Arden’
    Observer 

    ★★★★
    ‘Revolutionary. Fresh, funny and invigorating’
    Mail on Sunday

  • wonder.land

    A new musical inspired by Lewis Carroll’s iconic Alice in Wonderland, created by Damon Albarn, Moira Buffini and Rufus Norris.

    Now playing.

    SOME GOOD SEATS AVAILABLE THIS WEEK

  • Waste

    by Harley Granville Barker.

    ★★★
    'Remarkable. Charles Edwards is superb.'
    Guardian

    ★★★
    'A luminous revival. Compulsory viewing.'
    Independent 

  • Husbands & Sons

    by D H Lawrence, adapted by Ben Power

    ★★★★★
    ‘Perfect. Anne-Marie Duff is superb’
    The Times

    Ends 10 Feb - some good seats still available.


     

     

Featured Content

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

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  • Waste: a political tragedy

    Charles Edwards, Olivia Williams, Roger Michell and Michael Elwyn discuss the history and context of Waste.

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  • The Guardian Debates - As You Like It: London's Housing Crisis

    Sky-high prices and short supply: has living in the city become unattainable?

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  • Careers at the National Theatre: Casting Associate

    Find out how Charlotte Bevan came to work in casting and what skills are needed to succeed in her role.

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