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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.

'Sweet, sparky, sexy, sombre and touching' ★★★★ Financial Times

Cast includes Katherine Parkinson (The IT Crowd) and John Heffernan (Dracula).​

Now playing 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 new play from award-winning author, comedian and actor Francesca Martinez, directed by Ian Rickson.

'Urgent, funny and intensely moving'
★★★★★ Guardian

Now playing in our Dorfman theatre.

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Blues for an Alabama Sky

Lynette Linton directs this extraordinary play by Pearl Cleage, set during the Harlem Renaissance. 

Cast includes Ronkẹ Adékoluẹjo, Osy Ikhile, Sule Rimi, Giles Terera and Samira Wiley.

From 20 September in our Lyttelton theatre.

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NT Live: Prima Facie

Jodie Comer makes her West End debut in the UK premiere of Suzie Miller’s award-winning play.

‘Jodie Comer takes the stage by storm’
★★★★ The Times

In cinemas now.

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Summer outside at The Understudy, people sitting at tables in the evening sun

Serving your summer

KERB's open-air street food market is serving fabulous food and craft ales by the river.

From Wednesdays to Sundays outside the National Theatre.

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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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The Lehman Trilogy in the West End, a title treatment with composite photos of a man on a high wire against a backdrop of New York Skyscrapers spelling out LEHMAN against a white background

The Lehman Trilogy returns to London

The National Theatre and Neal Street Productions Tony Award-winning® Best Play makes a triumphant return to London's West End from 24 January 2023.

Hailed by The New York Times as ‘a genuinely epic production,’ The Lehman Trilogy is the story of a family and a company that changed the world.

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Much Ado About Nothing Summer Raffle

Win tickets, dinner and drinks for two, plus Young Patron Membership.

Find out how to enter