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A co-production with Headlong

a new play by DC Moore

From 30 May
Running Time: tbc


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.

Talks and events

Talk – History of Common Land Thu 15 June, 6pm
Jeremy Herrin and D C Moore on Common Fri 16 June
In Context – Revolt: the world of Common Wed 19 July
George Monbiot in Conversation Thu 20 July
Anne Marie Duff Fri 21 July



Hundreds of seats at £15 for every performance           

Public booking for new performances opens on Fri 5 May, 8.30am

Members get access to tickets in advance

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Membership banner with production image from Amadeus, with Adam Gillen and Lucian Msamati


Production team

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. 

Read the blog

Anne-Marie Duff and Adrian Irvine in King Lear 1997

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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Ticket prices

Mon – Thu & all matinees
£45, £38, £34, £26, £15
Fri & Sat evening
£50, £44, £36, £28, £15
Ways to save
Previews 30 & 31 May

£32 - £15

Access performances

Captioned performances:
Saturday 8 July, 2pm
Monday 10 July, 7.30pm
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. 

Photography (Anne-Marie Duff) by Lawrence Winram

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