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May - September 2018 at the National Theatre

Tickets go on sale to the general public for the new season on 18 May. Member booking is now open - find out about becoming a member.

Exit the King - Photos of Indira Varma (Queen Marguerite),  Rhys Ifans (King Berenger), Amy Morgan (Queen Marie), Derek Griffiths (The Guard), Debra Gillett (The Nurse) and Adrian Scarborough (The Doctor) as playing card characters


After a sold-out run, Follies, winner of the Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival, returns in 2019.

More information on Follies

Follies - close-up photo of a woman in make-up
River Stage
Home I'm Darling. Photograph of Katherine Parkinson, wearing a 1950s floral skirt and an apron, holding a tray with two cocktails


A huge company of all ages from across London join with professional artists to present a musical version of Shakespeare's classic tale.

More information on Pericles

Pericles - Graphic of a sailboat tossed upon waves made of the outline of hands


A new musical mixing modern American folk with vintage New Orleans jazz to reimagine Orpheus' journey to the underworld.

More information on Hadestown

Hadestown - a single red flower held in a hand against a dark background
The Star Seekers - photo of the three Star Seekers, Alph, Betty and Gammo

More performances announced

Translations poster, with Colin Morgan in rough, mud-splattered clothes
 Julie - poster with Vanessa Kirby and Eric Kofi Abrefa sitting clothed in a partially filled bath
The Lehman Trilogy - a tightrope walker above the New York skyline

Final performances already announced

Absolute Hell

Rodney Ackland’s extraordinarily provocative play emerges as an intoxicating plunge into post-war Soho.

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Absolute Hell - b&w photo of a woman drinking

An Octoroon

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ play comes to the National Theatre after a sold-out run at the Orange Tree Theatre.

More information on An Octoroon

An Octoroon poster with Ken Mwosu, bare-chested with head splattered with white liquid, seemingly dripping upwards


Ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are propelled towards the crown by forces of elemental darkness.

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Macbeth - photo with Anne-Marie Duff and Rory Kinnear

Nine Night

Natasha Gordon’s debut play Nine Night is a touching and very funny exploration of the rituals of family.

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Nine Night - procession of mourners

In the West End


Nina Raine’s ‘blistering new play’ (New York Times), directed by Roger Michell, transfers to the West End from 18 May.

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The Jungle

Following universal critical acclaim, this 'immersive and powerful' (Financial Times) play transfers to the Playhouse Theatre.

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The Jungle at the Playhouse Theatre