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The Antipodes

by Annie Baker

21 October to 23 November
Running Time: tbc

The Antipodes

Following acclaimed runs of The Flick and John, Pulitzer Prize-winner Annie Baker returns to the National Theatre with her latest extraordinary play. Their phones switched off, a group of people sit around a table telling, categorising and theorising stories.

This is a world that is both familiar and fantastical. Their real purpose is never quite clear, but they continue on, searching for the monstrous.

The Antipodes asks what value stories have for a world in crisis.

‘One of the freshest voices in American theatre.’
New York Times

The New American Work Programme is supported by The Harold & Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust, Lawton W Fitt & James I McLaren Foundation and Kathleen J Yoh


Talks and events

Annie Baker and Chloe Lamford Tue 29 Oct, 6pm
Telling Your ‘Own’ Story: Workshop Sat 9 Nov, 10.30am
How many stories in the world? Fri 1 Nov, 6pm

4 star rating

Intensely vivid and hypnotizing.

Time Out New York

In-all-ways fabulous. An endlessly fascinating work. Deeply funny.

New York Times
4 star rating

A playfully compelling piece.

The Stage
5 star rating

Astonishing. Hypnotic. This is like no other play in London.

Guardian (on The Flick)
5 star rating

Boldly original, hilarious, heartbreaking and hugely rewarding.

Mail on Sunday (on The Flick)
5 star rating

Utterly remarkable. Unnerving and heartwarming.

Time Out (on John)
5 star rating

Exquisite, disturbing and startlingly funny.

The Stage (on John)

The Antipodes I What is the play about?

We caught up with some of the cast of The Antipodes to give us an insight into what we might expect.

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Production team

The Antipodes ticket prices and Access performances

Ticket prices

Monday - Thursday eves, all matinees
*£66, £51, £40, £29, £15
Friday & Saturday eves
*£71, £56, £45, £30, £20
Ways to save
Previews 21 - 28 October

*£53, £38 – £15

Access Performances

Audio-described performances, for blind and visually impaired people:
Fri 22 November, 7.30pm
Sat 23 November, 2.30pm preceded by a Touch Tour

Captioned performances, for deaf or hard-of-hearing people:
Mon 11 November, 7.30pm
Tue 19 November, 2.30pm


*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.

Smart caption glasses

Smart caption glasses are a revolutionary new way for people with hearing loss to enjoy performances at the National Theatre. For the first time, service users can experience our productions, including this one, from any seat in any theatre.

Find out about smart caption glasses

People wearing Smart Caption Glasses at a performance in the theatre

Art by Dan Hillier

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