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London Tide
Two women in thin white dresses stand in a river, soaking wet, one is pushing her hair back from her face. A low-lying city skyline and bridge are behind them in the distance.

London Tide

Ian Rickson returns to direct Ben Power's adaptation of Dickens' Our Mutual Friend, with music by PJ Harvey
Until 22 June 2024
Lyttelton Theatre - South Bank
People, Places and Things
A woman dances, wearing a white sleeveless top and dark trousers.

People, Places and Things

Denise Gough reprises her Olivier Award-winning role in Duncan Macmillan’s intoxicating hit play, directed by Jeremy Herrin.
Until 10 August 2024
Boys from the Blackstuff
A square, three quarters black and one quarter yellow, and on the vertical line where these meet, an image of the Liverpool docks skyline, including the Liver Building, is rotated 90 degrees clockwise, against which, the face of a man is looking into the black area of the square.

Boys from the Blackstuff

James Graham’s (Dear England) powerful new adaptation comes to the South Bank, 40 years after Alan Bleasdale’s ground-breaking television series.
Until 8 June 2024
Boys from the Blackstuff at the Garrick Theatre
A square, three quarters black and one quarter yellow, and on the vertical line where these meet, an image of the Liverpool docks skyline, including the Liver Building, is rotated 90 degrees clockwise, against which, the face of a man is looking into the black area of the square.

Boys from the Blackstuff at the Garrick Theatre

James Graham’s (Dear England) powerful new adaptation makes it’s West-End premier 40 years after Alan Bleasdale’s ground breaking television series.
13 June — 3 August 2024
Mnemonic
Artwork with two superimposed images, one of a very blurred human face over which is a translucent image of a leaf. On top of these is a meandering line in blue, red and blue again, that could be a river, or capilliaries.

Mnemonic

25 years after its first staging, Complicité bring their ‘Astonishing, transfixing, transcendent production’ (New York Times) back to the National Theatre.
22 June — 10 August 2024
Olivier Theatre - South Bank
Connections 2024
On a plain cream background, a range of colourful sketches, each representing a play, are distributed across the image, with 'CONNECTIONS 2024' in large black letters over the top of the image.

Connections 2024

Our annual, nationwide youth theatre festival, established for 30 years, featuring 10 new plays and the talent of young people from across the UK.
25 — 29 June 2024
The Hot Wing King
A gold and jewel encrusted crown rests on a wooden spoon that sits in a small pool of orange-coloured sauce, on a red surface. Sauce drips from part of the crown. A red and white checked cloth lies folded in the top right.

The Hot Wing King

Katori Hall’s Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy makes its London debut in a fiery new production directed by Roy Alexander Weise.
11 July — 14 September 2024
Dorfman Theatre - South Bank
Death of England: The Plays

Death of England: The Plays

Clint Dyer and Roy Williams’ three state of the nation plays will be performed together for the very first time. In a strictly limited season, from 15 July.
15 July — 28 September 2024
The Grapes of Wrath
A woman and two men sit together in front of the open flap of a canvas tent. Packing boxes and canvas bags are either side of them and an open fore is before them.

The Grapes of Wrath

Carrie Cracknell (Julie, The Deep Blue Sea) directs Frank Galati’s Tony Award-winning adaptation of John Steinbeck’s masterpiece.
17 July — 14 September 2024
Lyttelton Theatre - South Bank
War Horse UK Tour

War Horse UK Tour

Our acclaimed production is an unforgettable theatrical experience, which takes audiences on an extraordinary journey in a remarkable story of courage, loyalty and friendship.
From 5 September
Coriolanus
A photo of the head and shoulders of a man (David Oyelowo), wearing nothing. He stands against a roughly rendered, light coloured wall.

Coriolanus

David Oyelowo makes his highly anticipated return to the London stage in Lyndsey Turner’s thrilling new production of Shakespeare’s timeless political tragedy.
11 September — 9 November 2024
Olivier Theatre - South Bank
A Tupperware of Ashes
A blurred or shaken photo of a woman (Meera Syal), smiling and wearing gold jewellry and a blue dress.

A Tupperware of Ashes

Meera Syal is Queenie in Tanika Gupta's new play, a vivid and heart-breaking family drama about life, immigration and the Indian spiritual cycle of death and rebirth.
25 September — 16 November 2024
Dorfman Theatre - South Bank
The Other Place
A woman wearing a lilac coloured trouser suit and with eyes closed, lies flat on their back on a a green grassy space.

The Other Place

Emma D’Arcy is Annie in this retelling of the classic Antigone story, from Alexander Zeldin (The Confessions). With music by Yannis Philippakis (Foals).
27 September — 9 November 2024
Lyttelton Theatre - South Bank
The Importance of Being Earnest
A man, wearing top hat and tails, is running, against a bright pink background.

The Importance of Being Earnest

Olivier Award-winner Sharon D Clarke is joined by Ncuti Gatwa and Hugh Skinner, in Max Webster’s joyful and flamboyant production of Oscar Wilde’s most celebrated comedy.
20 November 2024 — 25 January 2025
Ballet Shoes
Text reading

Ballet Shoes

The beloved best-selling book is spectacularly reinvented for stage in this new adaptation by Kendall Feaver.
From 23 November
Olivier Theatre - South Bank
Standing at the Sky's Edge at the Gillian Lynne Theatre

Standing at the Sky's Edge at the Gillian Lynne Theatre

The multi-award winning new musical is now storming the West End, following sold-out runs at the National Theatre and Sheffield Theatres.
Now playing
Hadestown at the Lyric Theatre

Hadestown at the Lyric Theatre

The Tony and Grammy Award®-winning musical phenomenon by singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell and director Rachel Chavkin, makes its long-awaited West End premiere in February 2024.
Now playing
The Lehman Trilogy

The Lehman Trilogy

The Tony Award®-winning Best Play tours to the American Conservatory Theater’s Toni Rembe Theater in San Francisco.
Until 23 June 2024