Currently Playing

  • King Lear with Simon Russell-Beale

    King Lear

    An aged king decides to divide his kingdom between his three daughters, according to which of them is most eloquent in praising him. Simon Russell Beale plays Lear, directed by Sam Mendes.

    Now playing

  • A Taste of Honey with Lesley Sharp and Kate O'Flynn on a terraced street

    A Taste of Honey

    Written by Shelagh Delaney, A Taste of Honey is one of the great defining and taboo-breaking plays of the 1950s. Kate O'Flynn plays Jo, and Lesley Sharp her mother, Helen.

    Now playing until 11 May

  • Home

    After a sell-out run in August, the critically acclaimed Home returns to The Shed.

    In The Shed until 30 April

  • A Small Family Business. With Nigel Lindsay in a warehouse

    A Small Family Business

    Alan Ayckbourn’s A Small Family Business, a riotous exposure of entrepreneurial greed, returns to the National where it premiered in 1987.

    Now playing

  • The Silver Tassie, with a photo of Ronan Raftery in British army uniform

    The Silver Tassie

    Sean O’Casey’s powerful, huge and rarely performed anti-war play of 1928 displays a jagged madness that belies its Dublin tenement setting and gives full expression to the horror and waste of war...

    Playing from 15 April


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