From 15 December 2016
Ruth Wilson takes the title role in Patrick Marber’s new version of Ibsen’s masterpiece. Ivo van Hove directs, making his National Theatre debut.
From 6 December 2016 to 10 Jan 2017
A co-production with Birmingham Repertory Theatre, LOVE is a new work by Alexander Zeldin, following the critically-acclaimed Beyond Caring. Written through a devising process with an ensemble of actors, it follows three families placed into cramped temporary accommodation in the run up to Christmas.
The Red Barn
From 7 October to 17 Jan 2017
Elizabeth Debicki and Nigel Whitmey join Mark Strong and Hope Davis in the cast of David Hare’s The Red Barn, based on the novel, La Main, by Georges Simenon. Robert Icke directs.
A Pacifist’s Guide to the War on Cancer
From 14 October to 29 November
From 19 October 2016 to 26 January 2017 (more dates to be announced)
Lucian Msamati plays Salieri alongside Adam Gillen as Mozart and Karla Crome as Constanze. Part of the Travelex £15 season, Amadeus is directed by Michael Longhurst, with live orchestral accompaniment by Southbank Sinfonia.
From 16 November 2016 to 28 January 2017 (more dates to be announced)
A co-production with Bristol Old Vic, devised by the companies. Sally Cookson brings her wondrously inventive Peter Pan to the NT after a sell-out run in Bristol. Half price tickets available for under-18s.
National Theatre Live
Following a celebrated run on Broadway and a UK tour, No Man’s Land by Harold Pinter, with Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart will be broadcast from Wyndham’s Theatre on 15 December.
Ivo van Hove’s production of Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen, in a new version by Patrick Marber, and with Ruth Wilson in the title role, will be broadcast from the NT on 9 March.
For venue information and booking details, visit the NT Live website.
Platforms, events and exhibitions
We will have a full schedule of Platform talks, discussions and interviews around the building, as well as debates and in-depth explorations in the Clore Learning Centre.
We are hosting a series of panel discussions in the Dorfman Theatre, responding to issues raised by the repertoire or affecting the nation as a whole: Youth, Culture and Identity on 29 September, Nationhood, Ireland and Scotland on 3 November and Death, final matters on 24 November.
There will be three free exhibitions: Concrete Reality: Denys Lasdun and the Architecture of the NT in the Olivier Circle Gallery, Adapt or Die, on how adaptations have influenced NT productions, in the Lyttelton Lounge from 7 October and The Art of Make Believe: Staging Children’s Stories in the Wolfson Gallery from 14 November.