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A co-production with Headlong

a new play by DC Moore

30 May to 5 August 2017
Running Time: About 2 hours 25 minutes including interval


An epic tale of England’s lost land.

Mary’s the best liar, rogue, thief and faker in this whole septic isle. And now she’s back.

As the factory smoke of the industrial revolution belches out from the cities, Mary is swept up in the battle for her former home. The common land, belonging to all, is disappearing.

DC Moore’s dark and funny new play is an epic tale of unsavoury action and England’s lost land.

Headlong’s Artistic Director, Jeremy Herrin (People, Places and Things, This House) directs Anne-Marie Duff as Mary and Cush Jumbo as Laura.

Please note: Common contains strong language from the start and scenes of a violent nature.

Talks and events

In Context – Revolt: the world of Common Wed 19 July, 2pm
George Monbiot in Conversation Thu 20 July, 6pm
Anne Marie Duff Fri 21 July, 3pm



Hundreds of seats at £15 for every performance           

Common production gallery

Imaginative. Dark. Anne-Marie Duff shines.


Anne-Marie Duff dominates. Rural drama of myth and ritual.

Financial Times

Anne-Marie Duff is brilliantly entertaining.

Time Out

Common | Trailer

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Common | Who is Mary?

Anne-Marie Duff discusses Mary, the character she plays in DC Moore's Common.

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Common | What's it all about?

Get an introduction to the play and its characters from the cast and director.

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Common behind-the-scenes video

A behind-the-scenes look at Anne-Marie Duff working with live crows for the poster artwork for Common.

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Anne-Marie Duff at the NT

When Anne-Marie Duff returns in Common in May, it will be her seventh full-scale production at the NT. We've compiled a quick round-up of her past six. 

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Anne-Marie Duff and Adrian Irvine in King Lear 1997

Common rehearsal gallery

Ticket prices

Mon – Thu & all matinees
£45, £38, £34, £26, £15
Fri & Sat evening
£50, £44, £36, £28, £15

Access performances

Captioned performances:
Thursday 3 August, 7.30pm
Captioned performances have subtitles on screens at the front of the auditorium so that deaf, hard of hearing or non-english speaking people can also enjoy the performance.

Audio-described performances:
Friday 21 July, 7.30pm 
Saturday 22 July 2pm (Touch Tour 12.30pm)
These performances have a live audio-description of what is happening onstage that can be heard through headphones. This is so that blind or visually impaired people can also enjoy the performance. A Touch Tour is for blind people to touch the set to familiarise themselves ahead of the performance. 


Eggy Tom / Young Hannah
Lois Chimimba
Maid / Ensemble
Peta Cornish
Anna Crichlow
Graham / Eggy Robert
Brian Doherty
Amy Downham
Trevor Fox
Trevor Fox
Dancing Lad
Hannah Hutch
Cush Jumbo
John O'Dowd
Ian Shaw
Mower Thomas / Ensemble
Edward Wolstenholme

Production team

Photography (Anne-Marie Duff) by Lawrence Winram

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