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The Corn is Green

by Emlyn Williams

Running Time: tbc

The Corn is Green

One person can make all the difference

Miss Lily Moffat arrives in rural North Wales, determined to help young local miners out of poverty by teaching them to read and write.

Lily soon spots talent in the unruly Morgan Evans, but when she faces growing resistance from the community, she does everything in her power to forge him a new future.

A sensation when it first premiered, Emlyn Williams’ semi-autobiographical play, is given a bold new staging by director Dominic Cooke (Follies) in its first London revival for 35 years.

Nicola Walker (The Split, Unforgotten) plays the visionary Miss Moffat.

200x£20 seats at every show

Following advice from Government and Public Health England about the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19), all scheduled performances of The Corn is Green 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.

Talks and Events

Film Screening: The Corn is Green Wed 8 July, 5pm, £6/£4
Director Dominic Cooke Thu 23 July, 6pm, £9/£6
Actors Iwan Davies and Nicola Walker Fri 31 July, 3pm,  £9/£6
A Short History of  Modern Wales Wed 5 Aug, 6pm, £9/£6


Access performances

Audio-described performances, for blind and visually impaired people:
Wed 22 July, 2.15pm preceded by a Touch Tour at 12.45pm
Sat 22 August, 2.15pm preceded by a Touch Tour at 12.45pm

Captioned performances, for deaf or hard-of-hearing people:
Sat 18 July, 2.15pm

Smart caption glasses

Smart Caption Glasses will be available for performances from Saturday 27 June, 2.15pm

Smart caption glasses are a revolutionary new way for people with hearing loss to enjoy performances at the National Theatre, from any seat in any theatre. Find out more about smart caption glasses.


Production team

Set and Costume Designer


The Corn is Green ticket prices

Ticket prices - 200 x £20 seats at every performance

Monday - Thursday eves, all matinees
£86, £66, £56, £46, £36, £20
Friday & Saturday eves
£89, £69, £59, £49, £39, £20
Previews 17 - 23 June
£69 – £20 

Photography (Nicola Walker) by Laura Pannack

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