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Death of England: Delroy - portrait of Michael Balogun, with cuts and sticking plaster

Death of England: Delroy

Live performances return with this one-person play by Clint Dyer and Roy Williams exploring what it's like to be a Black, British and working-class man in 2020 Great Britain.

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Welcoming you back safely

We've put in place many changes to ensure your safety and wellbeing while visiting the National Theatre, including a transformed Olivier theatre with socially distanced seating.

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We’re doing everything in our power to recover as swiftly as possible. But we still need your help.

Please donate whatever you can and help share inspiring stories for our nation.

A black and white photograph of author and activist Larry Kramer.

There's more to come

Dominic Cooke directs The Normal Heart by Larry Kramer (pictured): a largely autobiographical play about the AIDS crisis in ‘80s New York, featuring Ben Daniels.

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War Horse in cinemas

Our acclaimed, smash hit play War Horse, based on the beloved novel by Michael Morpurgo, returns to cinemas this November with National Theatre Live.

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NT Live Present Laughter cinema screening

National Theatre Live

From Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s Fleabag to The Old Vic’s production of Present Laughter, we can’t wait to entertain you from the comfort and safety of your local cinema.

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That Black Theatre Podcast

Join Nadine Deller for a mix of history, interviews and discussion that celebrates black British theatre and the stories she has found in the Black Plays Archive.

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The Ocean at the End of the Lane: artwork with a boy in pajamas under a stormy sky and lightning

Ocean at the End of the Lane

Following a sold out run at the National Theatre, our acclaimed production of The Ocean at the End of the Lane transfers to the West End from October 2021.

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