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  • Medea

    by Euripides
    in a new version by Ben Power

    ★★★★★
    ‘Extraordinary. Helen McCrory ascends to greatness’ 
    Sunday Times

    ★★★★
    ‘Spellbinding. Gripping. Takes no prisoners’ Time Out

    Travelex £15 Tickets available
    Best availability from August

  • Great Britain

    by Richard Bean

    ★★★★
    'Blessedly funny. Bracing topicality. Richard Bean doesn’t do things by halves.’ Guardian

    Playing at the National until 23 August

    Transfers to the Theatre Royal Haymarket from 10 September

  • Ballyturk

    by Enda Walsh

    Presented by Landmark Productions and Galway International Arts Festival

    Playing from 11 September - 11 October

    ★★★★ ‘A richly theatrical experience’ Guardian

  • The James Plays

    a trio of new history plays by award-winning writer Rona Munro

    Playing from 10 September in the Olivier Theatre

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

  • 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.

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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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  • Carrie Cracknell on Medea

    Carrie Cracknell talks about directing Medea.

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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