a new play by Alan Bennett

Frances de la Tour takes the part of Dorothy in her third new play by Alan Bennett at the National following The History Boys and The Habit of Art. She is joined by Selina Cadell and Linda Bassett.


Some good seats are available for final performances until 15 May - book now.

A sale? Why not? Release all your wonderful treasures onto the open market and they are there for everyone to enjoy. It’s a kind of emancipation, a setting them free to range the world… a saleroom here, an exhibition there; art, Lady Stacpoole, is a rover.

People spoil things; there are so many of them and the last thing one wants is them traipsing through one’s house. But with the park a jungle and a bath on the billiard table, what is Dorothy to do?

Her archdeacon sister wants to hand the estate to the care of the National Trust, but Dorothy favours a more creative solution.

– How’re you doing?
– Not sure.
– Well why don’t you get on the mobile to your dick and find out.

People reunites Alan Bennett and director Nicholas Hytner, following their collaborations on the celebrated The History Boys and The Habit of Art.

Captioned performance:  Wed 27 Mar at 7.45pm
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