Future productions at the National Theatre

On this page you will find a list of forthcoming productions which will open at the NT in coming months.

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For information about productions which are currently booking, see the Buy tickets and what's on section.

Booking in March and April 2014

Yellow Face by David Henry Hwang, originally staged at The Park Theatre, will open in May, again directed by Alex Sims.  It will be followed by a new play by Polly Stenham, Hotel, opening in June, directed by Maria Aberg

In the Lyttelton, there will be another chance to see 1927’s The Animals and Children Took to the Streets, returning in May 2014.

Medea, by Euripides, in a new version by Ben Power, directed by Carrie Cracknell with Helen McCrory in the title role, opens in July and is the first Travelex production of 2014.

The James Plays by Rona Munro
Presented by the National Theatre of Scotland, the Edinburgh International Festival and the National Theatre of Great Britain

James I: The Key Will Keep The Lock, James II: Day of the Innocents, and James III: The True Mirror

James I, James II and James III are a new cycle of history plays by award-winning playwright Rona Munro, directed by Laurie Sansom, Artistic Director of the National Theatre of Scotland, which are to be presented in an unprecedented co-production by the National Theatre of Scotland, Edinburgh International Festival and the National Theatre of Great Britain.

This vividly-imagined trilogy brings to life three generations of Stewart Kings who ruled Scotland in the tumultuous fifteenth century. Each play stands alone as a unique vision of a country tussling with its past and future, with its own distinct theatrical atmosphere. Viewed together they create a complex and compelling narrative on Scottish culture and nationhood.

Cast includes: Cameron Barnes, Daniel Cahill, Blythe Duff, Sofie Gråbøl, Sarah Higgins, James McArdle, Rona Morison, Mark Rowley and Fiona Wood.

At the Festival Theatre Edinburgh, Edinburgh International Festival in August 2014
And at the Olivier Theatre, National Theatre, London from September to October 2014, as part of the Travelex £15 Tickets season.

Following their collaboration on Misterman in 2011, Cillian Murphy is reunited with writer and director Enda Walsh on Ballyturk; he is joined in the cast by Mikel Murfi and Stephen Rea in the Landmark Productions/Galway Arts Festival production, opening in the Lyttelton this September for a five-week season.

October 2014

Lloyd Newson’s DV8 Physical Theatre, John
In October, Lloyd Newson’s DV8 Physical Theatre returns to the Lyttelton with a new production, John, also part of the Travelex season.

November 2014

Behind the Beautiful Forevers
A new play by David Hare, Behind the Beautiful Forevers, based on the book by Katherine Boo, directed by Rufus Norris, will be the final Travelex £15 Tickets production of the year, opening in the Olivier in November.

December 2014

Treasure Island - booking for the first performances opens in April
Polly Findlay will direct Robert Louis Stephenson’s classic adventure Treasure Island, adapted by Bryony Lavery, opening in the Olivier in December for family audiences.

A new play by the Croatian-born writer Tena Štivičić will open in the Lyttelton in December 2014, directed by Howard Davies.

January 2015

A new play by Tom Stoppard will open in the Dorfman Theatre in January 2015, directed by Nicholas Hytner.

February 2015

Man and Superman
Ralph Fienne
s will return to the National as John Tanner in Bernard Shaw’s Man and Superman, directed by Simon Godwin in the Lyttelton, opening in February 2015.

March 2015

Rules for Living, a new play by Sam Holcroft, directed by Marianne Elliott, will open in the Dorfman Theatre in March 2015.