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Welcoming you back safely

Our South Bank visitors are currently required to wear face coverings so staff, artists and audiences can feel safe. 

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Our Generation - a varied group of young people, posed like a schoool group photo, against a white background

Our Generation

Alecky Blythe follows the success of London Road with her astonishing new verbatim play, created from five years of interviews with 12 young people from across the UK.

From 10 February to 9 April

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The Corn is Green with Nicola Walker. A photo of Nicola Walker pushing her bicycle towards the camera, through a crowd of black coated miners all walking away from camera

The Corn is Green

Nicola Walker (Unforgotten, The Split) plays a teacher determined to help young miners out of poverty in Emlyn Williams’ semi-autobiographical play.

From 7 April

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Following their five-star production of Beginning, David Eldridge and Polly Findlay reunite for this raw, touching and funny portrait of a 21st-century marriage.

From 27 April to 18 June

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The Father and the Assassin - photo of Jatinder Chera, standing in cotton clothes and sandals, against a backdrop of a photo of Mahatma Ghandi

The Father and the Assassin

The story of the man who murdered Gandhi. A gripping new play by Anupama Chandrasekhar, one India's most exciting playwrights.

From 12 May

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Trouble in Mind - multi-exposure photo of Tania Moodie in a red dress and animal-print coat

Trouble in Mind

Nancy Medina directs Tanya Moodie (Motherland) in this radical satire of racism in theatre, considered the masterpiece of Alice Childress.

Until 29 January.

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Manor poster image with Nancy Carrol holding a china dog, with the face of Shaun Evans reflected in a pane of broken glass


An explosive mix of people must survive the weather and each other in this darkly comic new play by Moria Buffini with Nancy Carroll and Shaun Evans.

Until 1 January.

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Stephen Sondheim

We are profoundly sad to hear of the death of Stephen Sondheim, the legendary composer and lyricist.



Read our tribute