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James I explores the complex character of the colourful Stewart king – poet, lover and law-maker.
Day Tickets available
An ambitious and tender new work by Enda Walsh. Cillian Murphy returns to the National, and is joined by Mikel Murfi and Stephen Rea.
Day Tickets available
A violent royal playground is depicted in James II: a terrifying arena of sharp teeth and long knives.
James III is colourful and unpredictable. The ensemble includes Jamie Sives and Sofie Gråbøl.
From 19 September. Limited availability.
See all three of The James Plays on the same day. Please note: on these three-show days the plays cannot be booked individually.
25 September and 25 October
Fresh from taking New York by storm, this revolutionary musical experience by David Byrne and Fatboy Slim arrives at the National Theatre for a strictly limited run.
30 September 2014 – 8 January 2015
A swift, contemporary celebration of Shakespeare’s much loved drama, bringing Romeo and Juliet to life for a new generation.
29 October – 14 November
JOHN is a new verbatim dance-theatre work by Lloyd Newson, Artistic Director of DV8 Physical Theatre.
30 October 2014 – 13 January 2015
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.
Playing from 10 November
Croatia 1945–2011. Tena Štivičić’s 3 Winters creates the portrait of an eclectic family, held together by the courage to survive.
Playing from 26 November
This winter, Robert Louis Stevenson’s story of murder, money and mutiny is brought to life.
From 3 December
and on tour in the UK. The National's international smash-hit production, now booking into 2015 at the New London Theatre in the West End and on UK tour.
Booking to February 2015 in the West End and on tour
The award-winning, smash-hit comedy is now touring the UK and Ireland to March 2015.
UK and Ireland tour from May 2014
The National Theatre’s acclaimed production based on Mark Haddon’s award-winning novel, adapted by Simon Stephens and directed by Marianne Elliott.
From 24 June 2014
Richard Bean’s fast, furious and foul-mouthed new play transfers to the Theatre Royal Haymarket Now playing
At Theatre Royal Haymarket from 9 September
A radical retelling of Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray.
At the Ambassadors Theatre from 17 September
Shakespeare’s darkest tale of paranoia and ambition is given a unique twist in this electrifying adaptation directed by Ed Hughes.
At the Ambassadors Theatre from 19 September
The National Youth Theatre stage a stunning adaptation of Private Peaceful, based on the best-selling novel by Michael Morpurgo.
At the Ambassadors Theatre from 23 September
There are no performances at the National Theatre on the following Sundays and Bank Holidays and the building is closed.
NT building next closed on 16 November
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19 Sep - 20 Sep