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Claire Rushbrook (Ali & Ava) and Daniel Ryan (The Bay) feature in this raw, touching and funny portrait of a marriage by David Eldridge (Beginning).

Until 18 June in our Dorfman theatre.

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Jack Absolute Flies Again

A rollicking new comedy by Richard Bean (One Man, Two Guvnors) and Oliver Chris (Twelfth Night). 

Cast includes Caroline Quentin (Jonathan Creek), Laurie Davidson (Guilty Party), Natalie Simpson (Three Sisters) and Kelvin Fletcher (Emmerdale).

From 2 July in our Olivier theatre.

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Connections Festival 2022

The National Theatre's annual, nationwide youth theatre festival returns.

Each year the National Theatre commissions ten new plays for young people across the UK to perform.

28 June - 2 July 2022 in our Dorfman Thetare

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Serving a fresh new taste

Enjoy our South Bank food and drink experience with KERB, at The Understudy and The Atrium Café, pre-show dining in our newly reopened House and Terrace restaurants, and a variety of street-food traders outside the National Theatre.

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The Ocean at the End of the Lane on tour

‘Theatre at its gob-smacking best’​ (★★★★★ Daily Telegraph)

Our acclaimed stage adaptation of the novel by Neil Gaiman tours the UK and Ireland from December 2022.

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NT Live: Straight Line Crazy 

Ralph Fiennes leads the cast in David Hare’s blazing account of Robert Moses, a master manipulator whose legacy changed New York forever.

In cinemas from 26 May.

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Staging your summer

Join us for unmissable entertainment on the South Bank, including the return of our free River Stage festival, plus KERB's open-air street food market.

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Much Ado About Nothing

Escape to the Italian Riviera with Shakespeare’s timeless romantic comedy.

Cast includes Katherine Parkinson (Home, I'm DarlingThe IT Crowd) and John Heffernan (Dracula, She Stoops to Conquer).​

From 7 July in our Lyttelton theatre.

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