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  • Light Shining in Buckinghamshire

    by Caryl Churchill

    Revolution, faith and the battle for the soul of England.

    Travelex £15 Tickets

    Now playing

  • Everyman

    When Death comes, who will stand by your side?

    Chiwetel Ejiofor takes the title role in a new adaptation by Carol Ann Duffy.

    Travelex £15 Tickets

    From 22 April

  • New season on sale soon

    The new National Theatre season goes on public sale on Friday 1 May. 

    Productions include wonder.land, a new musical by Damon Albarn and Moira Buffini. Directed by Rufus Norris. 

  • The Beaux' Stratagem

    by George Farquhar

    A wild comedy of love and cash.

    From 19 May

  • Behind the Beautiful Forevers

    a new play by David Hare
    based on the book by Katherine Boo


    'David Hare’s adaptation of Katherine Boo’s acclaimed study of a Mumbai slum breaks new ground for the National' Observer

    Last chance to see. Ends 5 May.

  • Beyond Caring

    by Alexander Zeldin, written through devising with the company 
    Presented by The Yard Theatre

    A brutally honest and darkly humorous play, exposing stories of an invisible class.

    28 April – 16 May

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  • Banner for Light Shining in Buckinghamshire

    Ed Hall has made over 500 banners, his most celebrated for trade union and campaigns.

    The National Theatre commissioned Ed to create a banner for the Light Shining in Buckinghamshire poster, which depicts England at a crossroads after the aftermath of a bloody and brutal civil war.

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  • Frantic Assembly Masterclass: Learning to Fly

    Frantic Assembly's Scott Graham leads this physical theatre masterclass, demonstrating a series of techniques to create spectacular lifts.

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  • Alan Bennett in conversation: part two

    The perennial playwright reflects on his career with Nicholas Hytner, discussing work from 1991 to the present day.

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  • And finally... Nicholas Hytner

    Nicholas Hytner looks back on his time as the National’s Director.

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