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An image of Katherine Parkinson and John Heffernan sat on the back of a red sports car in front of a backdrop of the Italian Riviera

Much Ado About Nothing

Escape to the Italian Riviera with Shakespeare’s timeless romantic comedy.

Cast includes Katherine Parkinson (Home, I'm DarlingThe IT Crowd) and John Heffernan (Dracula, She Stoops to Conquer).​

From 7 July in our Lyttelton theatre.

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All of Us - photo of Francesca Martinez in an urban setting, with two cast members, out of focus, behind her

All of Us

A passionate and timely new play from award-winning author, comedian and actor Francesca Martinez, directed by Ian Rickson (Paradise, Translations).

From 27 July in our Dorfman theatre.


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Summer outside at The Understudy, people sitting at tables in the evening sun

Staging your summer

Our free River Stage festival returns from 15 July.

KERB's open-air street food market is serving fabulous food from Wednesdays to Sundays outside the National Theatre.

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Head shot of theatre maker Peter Brook

Peter Brook 1925–2022

Peter Brook was the singular theatre practitioner of the last century, and it is with great sorrow that we mourn his passing, and celebrate his extraordinary life in art.


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The Lehman Trilogy on stage, with Adrian Lester, Simon Russell Beale and Adam Godley, standing, backs to the audience, facing a projection of the New York skyline with the Brooklyn Bridge

The Lehman Trilogy returns to London

The National Theatre and Neal Street Productions Tony Award-winning® Best Play makes a triumphant return to London's West End from January 2023.

Hailed by The New York Times as ‘a genuinely epic production,’ The Lehman Trilogy is the story of a family and a company that changed the world.

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