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Rockets and Blue Lights

Winsome Pinnock's award-winning new play is a powerfully personal voyage through time directed by Miranda Cromwell.

Performances begin Wednesday 25 August.

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The Normal Heart

Marking 35 years since its explosive UK premiere, Dominic Cooke directs Larry Kramer’s groundbreaking play about the American AIDS crisis. 


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Rosalie Craig is among the cast of this mythic, big-hearted, new musical based on Sleeping Beauty. Rufus Norris directs with music by Jim Fortune and book by Tanya Ronder.


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East is East

Ayub Khan Din’s much-loved comedy drama, adapted into a BAFTA Award-winning film, reopens our Lyttelton theatre as part of a 25th anniversary tour directed by Iqbal Khan.


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


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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

The National's production of Mark Haddon's best-selling novel plays London's Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre in celebration of its 10th anniversary.

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NT Live: Follies

Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical returns to the big screen.


In UK & Irish cinemas 2 September

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