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Forthcoming

  • The James Plays

    The James Plays: Three Show Day

    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

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

    Here Lies Love

    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

  • Romeo and Juliet

    Romeo and Juliet

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

    JOHN

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

    30 October 2014 – 13 January 2015

  • 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.

    Playing from 10 November

  • 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.

    Playing from 26 November

  • Treasure Island. graphic drawing of a parrot

    Treasure Island

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

    From 3 December

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