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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.

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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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 and timely new play from award-winning author, comedian and actor Francesca Martinez, directed by Ian Rickson (Paradise, Translations).

From 27 July in our Dorfman theatre.


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Connections Festival 2022 - a white X on a bright green background

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

Staging your summer

Our free River Stage festival returns from 15 July.

KERB's open-air street food market is serving fabulous food from Wednesdays to Sundays outside the National Theatre.

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The Lehman Trilogy on stage, with Adrian Lester, Simon Russell Beale and Adam Godley, standing, backs to the audience, facing a projection of the New York skyline with the Brooklyn Bridge

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 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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