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Othello, with Rosy McEwen and Giles Terera holding each other, with Paul Hilton out of focus in the foreground


Clint Dyer (Death of England: Parts 1, 2 and 3Get Up Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical) directs an extraordinary new vision for one of Shakespeare’s most enduring tragedies.

From 23 November in our Lyttelton Theatre.


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Kerry Jackson poster, with Fay Ripley standing in her cafe, mop in one hand, silver tray in the other.

Kerry Jackson

El Barco is the newest tapas restaurant in fashionable Walthamstow Village, and it’s Kerry Jackson’s pride and joy.

Fay Ripley is Kerry in this biting new comedy from April de Angelis.

From 30 November in our Dorfman Theatre

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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 8 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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