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a new play by Moira Buffini

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.

Following advice from Government and Public Health England about the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19), all scheduled performances of Manor up to and including Tuesday 30 June have been cancelled.
Due to the high volume of performances involved, it may take a short while before we can contact all ticket-holders for cancelled performances directly about their booking.
We recognise that this is a difficult time for many, and thank you for your patience.
If you have not heard from us by Tuesday 14 April, please contact a member of the Box Office team about your booking.

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


Effie Ansah
US Dora
Effie Ansah
US Diana
Helen Barford
Chris Barritt
US Fiske/Pete
Chris Barritt
US Ted/Perry
Mat Betteridge
US Isis
Sophie Bradley
Peter Bray
Peter Bray
Nancy Carroll
Diana Stuckley
Nancy Carroll
Sophie Cartman
US Ripley
Sophie Cartman
Ben Daniels
Ted Farrier
Ben Daniels
Gillian Dean
US Ruth
Gillian Dean
US Anton
Lewis Griffin
Edward Judge
Edward Judge
Eliot Salt
Eliot Salt

Production team

Manor ticket prices

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


*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.

Manor Access performances

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

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