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a new play by Moira Buffini

From 7 April
Running Time: tbc


This place is about to blow.

A violent storm sweeps the coast. Diana Stuckley and her daughter are struggling to keep the roof on their run-down manor house, when neighbours and strangers begin to appear on their doorstep, seeking shelter from the floods.

One of these unexpected arrivals is Ted Farrier, the charismatic leader of a right-wing organisation: he could be Diana’s saviour – or pull the fragile household to pieces.

Stranded together, this explosive mix of people must survive the weather, and each other.

Nancy Carroll plays Diana and Ben Daniels plays Ted in this thrilling, witty new play.

Writer Moira Buffini is reunited with director Fiona Buffini for the first time since the acclaimed Dinner.


Talks and events

The Extreme Right Space in Britain Thu 23 April, 6pm, £9/£6
Director Fiona Buffini and Writer Moira Buffini Wed 6 May, 6pm, £9/£6
Actors Nancy Carroll and Ben Daniels Thu 28 May, 3pm, £9/£6
Theatre and the Environment Tue 2 June, 6pm, £9/£6
Making the Show: Manor Thu 4 June, 10.30am – 4pm, £60/£40/£15

Manor ticket prices and Access performances

Ticket prices

Monday - Thursday eves, all matinees
*£86, £66, £57, £46, £32, £15
Friday & Saturday eves
*£89, £69, £60, £52, £35, £20
Previews 7 - 14 April
*£69, £49 - £15

Access performances

Audio-described performances, for blind and visually impaired people:
Fri 29 May, 7.30pm
Sat 30 May, 2.15pm preceded by a Touch Tour at 12.45pm

Captioned performances, for deaf or hard-of-hearing people:
Tue 5 May, 2.15pm
Wed 13 May, 7.30pm
Sat 6 June, 2.15pm


*Some of the best seats in the house are premium priced. They help to ensure we can continue to offer low price seats for all our productions; the National Theatre is a charity and only 17% government-funded. This year nearly 30% of our tickets are available for £20 or less.

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Original artwork by Martin Klima

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