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Death is a subject that society finds difficult to discuss, but a panel will attempt to do just that, by looking at questions such as the language we use when dealing with disease and illness; the impact on those left behind; the digital legacy; end of life and hospice care; and euthanasia and dignity in dying choices.

With Andrew McDonald, Chair of the Board of Scope, the disability charity, and former CEO of the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA), Dr Kathryn Mannix, Consultant in Palliative Medicine at Newcastle Hospitals, and The Revd Jeffrey Risbridger, Assistant Curate at St John’s and St Andrew’s, Waterloo.

Chaired by Nick Robinson, journalist and presenter of BBC Radio 4’s Today programme.

Tickets £6 (£5 concessions)

Afterwards at 6.50pm (for 35 mins) in the Cottesloe Room off the Dorfman foyer, join Brian Lobel, artist and co-writer of the book for The Pacifist's Guide to the War on Cancer, and the bardeblah team, for the lively and sociable debating game, bardeblah, where you are encouraged to suspend your judgment, enjoy the rhetoric, and appreciate both sides of the argument! 

Tickets for bardeblah are free, just turn up on the night. For more information click here

National Debate: Death - final matters

Talks, interviews, readings and discussions

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Friday Rush
Every Friday at 1pm, a limited number of £20 tickets for the following week's performances are released to buy online. Find out more.

Day Tickets
On the day of the performance, a limited number of £15 Day Tickets are available in person at 9.30am from the Ground Floor box office. Find out more.

Access performances
Captioned performances:
Tuesday 3 January, 2.30pm
Monday 9 January, 7.30pm

Audio-described performance:
Saturday 7 January, 2.30pm, preceded by a Touch Tour
 

LOVE Rehearsal Diary

Diyan Zora is the staff director for LOVE, which opens in the Dorfman Theatre in December. She’ll be keeping a diary throughout the rehearsal period – here’s the first entry.

Read the diary

Poster photography by David Stewart

LOVE | Original cast interviews

Watch the cast of the original production of LOVE, discuss the effect they expect the production to have on audiences.

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LOVE rehearsal gallery

Ticket availability

Friday Rush
Every Friday at 1pm, a limited number of £20 tickets for the following week's performances are released to buy online. Find out more about Friday Rush.

Day Tickets
On the day of the performance, a limited number of £15 Day Tickets are available in person at 9.30am from the Ground Floor box office. Find out more about Day tickets.

Captioned performances
Wednesday 25 January at 2.15pm
Tuesday 31 January at 7.30pm

Audio-described performances
Friday 27 January at 7.30pm
Saturday 28 January at 2.15pm

Touch Tour
Saturday 28 January at 12.45pm

Hedda Gabler | An interview with Ruth Wilson

Ruth Wilson discusses taking on the title role in Ivo van Hove's Hedda Gabler.

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NT Live: Hedda Gabler

National Theatre Live will broadcast Hedda Gabler to over 650 cinemas across the UK, and more internationally, on Thursday 9 March 2017. Selected venues will also showing Encore screenings.

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Hedda Gabler | The cast on working with Ivo van Hove

Chukwudi Iwuji, Kyle Soller and Rafe Spall discuss working with Hedda Gabler director Ivo van Hove.

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Some thoughts on Hedda Gabler

by Ivo van Hove

Ivo van Hove

Hedda Gabler rehearsal images

Hedda Gabler: Teaser Trailer

Ivo van Hove makes his National Theatre debut with a modern production of Ibsen’s masterpiece.

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A bluffer’s guide to… Ibsen

Henrik Ibsen at the Grand Café, Ibsen's portrait by Edvard Munch

Cast

Photography (Ruth Wilson as Hedda Gabler) by Léa Nielsen

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