The Grapes of Wrath
Based on the novel by John Steinbeck
Adapted by Frank Galati
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The great American novel reimagined
Forced to travel West in search of a promised land, the Joad family embark on an epic journey across America in the hope of finding work and a new life in California.
Their story is one of false hopes, wrong turns and broken dreams, but also a hymn to human kindness and a tribute to the endurance of the human spirit.
Carrie Cracknell (Julie, The Deep Blue Sea) directs Frank Galati’s award-winning adaptation of John Steinbeck’s masterpiece. Tony Award-winner Cherry Jones (The Glass Menagerie, Succession) plays Ma Joad in this moving and deeply atmospheric story of a struggle against a hostile climate to find a place to call home.
Please note: This production includes strong language and depictions of migration, homelessness, starvation, violence and death including still birth. Read more for detailed content warnings.
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Original Songs by
Maimuna Memon is a Lancashire born actor, composer and writer.
Alastair Coomer CDG
Alastair Coomer CDG
Recent National Theatre includes: Nye (also Wales Millennium Centre), Till the Stars Come Down, The House of Bernarda Alba, Othello, The Crucible (also West End), Blues for an Alabama Sky and The Corn is Green
Naomi Downham is currently Senior Casting Assistant at the National Theatre. She works across all three theatres on the South Bank as part of the National Theatre’s Casting department.
Georgia Green is a director and writer.
Monday – Saturday evenings and matinees:
£20, £34, £49, £69, £89
Previews 17 – 22 July:
£20, £26, £35, £49, £64
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Please note the 6.30pm start time on the following performances: Tue 20 Aug, Thu 29 Aug, Thu 5 Sep and Tue 10 Sep.
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No Chilled performance available.
No Sensory adapted performances available.
The interpreter for the BSL performance will be announced closer to the performance date.
Audio-described performances are preceded by a Touch Tour, 90 minutes before the performance start time. Call the Access line on 020 7452 3961 to book Touch Tours.
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Are planned to be available for performances of The Grapes of Wrath from 7pm, Thursday 1 August.
Art direction and design by National Theatre Graphic Design Studio