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In the Olivier Theatre


Lyricist, novelist, poet and playwright, Kate Tempest makes her NT debut with this potent and dynamic reimagining of Philoctetes by Sophocles.
Lesley Sharp will play Philoctetes with Ian Rickson directing. Opens in June 2020.


In the Lyttelton Theatre

Wuthering Heights

Emma Rice adapts and directs Emily Brontë’s iconic masterpiece Wuthering Heights, in a new co-production with Wise Children in association with York Theatre Royal.
Opening in the Lyttelton Theatre in autumn 2020 before touring across the UK 


In the Dorfman Theatre

Welcome to Iran

A new play written and directed by Nadia Fall, will play a limited run opening in May.
This is a Theatre Royal Stratford East and National Theatre co-production.

After Life

A new play created by writer Jack Thorne, director Jeremy Herrin and designer Bunny Christie. Based on the film by Hirokazu Kore-Eda, the Palme d’Or-winning director of Shoplifters, After Life takes place somewhere between life and death, and asks the people passing through it to pick one memory that they will live in for eternity.
Opening in January 2021, this is a Headlong Theatre and National Theatre co-production.



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