At the National

  • Here Lies Love. Imelda Marcos with a microphone against a vivid coloured background

    Here Lies Love

    £20 Friday Rush Tickets are released every Friday at 12 noon for the following week's performances.

  • 3 Winters. Black and white photomontage of a young woman. Photo © Jagoda Kaloper-Tajder

    3 Winters

    Croatia 1945–2011. Tena Štivičić’s 3 Winters creates the portrait of an eclectic family, held together by the courage to survive.

  • Behind the Beautiful Forevers. Collage of a boy on a rubbish heap with a passenger jet flying overhead

    Behind the Beautiful Forevers

    From Katherine Boo's book, winner of the National Book Award for Non-Fiction 2012, David Hare has fashioned a tumultuous play on an epic scale.

  • JOHN, a co-production with DV8 Physical Theatre. Photo of Hannes Langolf by Ben Hopper


    JOHN is a new verbatim dance-theatre work by Lloyd Newson, Artistic Director of DV8 Physical Theatre.

  • Treasure Island poster image

    Treasure Island

    This winter, Robert Louis Stevenson’s story of murder, money and mutiny is brought to life.

  • Dara. Photography by Seamus Ryan


    1659. Mughal India. The imperial court. Two brothers are heirs to this Muslim empire. Now they fight ferociously for succession. An intense domestic drama of global consequence.

  • The Hard Problem by Tom Stoppard. Image of mother and child in purple

    The Hard Problem

    Tom Stoppard’s first play for the stage since Rock ’n’ Roll in 2006, and his first for the National since his trilogy, The Coast of Utopia, 2002.

  • Man and Superman poster, with Ralph Fiennes. Photography by Juergen Teller

    Man and Superman

    Ralph Fiennes takes the role of Jack Tanner in this exhilarating reinvention of Shaw’s witty, provocative classic.

  • Rules for Living. Instruction image for combining people and objects

    Rules for Living

    In Sam Holcroft’s theatrically playful, dark comedy an extended family gathers in the kitchen for a traditional Christmas.

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