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The Normal Heart

A co-production with Fictionhouse

by Larry Kramer

23 Sep - 6 Nov
Running Time: TBC

The Normal Heart

The ground-breaking play about the 1980s AIDS crisis.

Early 1980s New York. 

A new virus is infecting gay men across the city. 

As the rising death toll is ignored by government and the medical establishment, fear and confusion turns to rage and division. 

Using this anger, writer and activist Ned Weeks sets out to unite the community in their fight for recognition and right to survive. 

Marking 35 years since its explosive UK premiere, Dominic Cooke (Follies) directs Larry Kramer’s groundbreaking play about the American AIDS crisis. 

The cast includes Ben Daniels, Liz Carr, Daniel Monks and Danny Lee Wynter.

We can’t wait to welcome you for live performances

We're proud to be See It Safely approved by Official London Theatre, so you can feel confident and safe knowing that staff, artists and audiences are COVID-secure based on the latest government guidelines. 

You can also rest assured that our theatres and public areas are well ventilated and undergo enhanced cleaning between every show.

Here are some helpful points to remember when booking tickets and planning your visit:

  • All performances of The Normal Heart will be sold at full seating capacities.
  • You will be allocated one of five separate arrival groups, indicated when you select tickets.
  • In advance of your visit, you will receive an email with your specific arrival time.
  • Government expects and recommends that people should continue to wear face coverings in settings such as theatres, to protect themselves and others. If you are exempt, we would appreciate you advising front of house staff on arrival.


Learn more about the ways we are welcoming audiences back safely


Supported by the Garfield Weston Foundation through the Weston Culture Fund


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The reopening of the Olivier theatre is generously supported by Areté Foundation / Betsy & Ed Cohen

Production supported by the Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater

Member booking from Tuesday 20 July
Public booking opens at midday on Friday 30 July

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Ticket prices

Monday - Thursday eves, all matinees
£86, £66, £46, £36, £20
Friday & Saturday eves
£89, £69, £49, £39, £20
Previews 23 & 24 September
£68, £48, £38, £30, £20
Previews 25 - 29 September
£80, £60, £40, £30, £20

Access performances

Audio-described performances, for blind and visually impaired people:
Sat 23 October at 1.15pm with a Touch Tour at 11.45am

Captioned performances, for deaf or hard-of-hearing people:
Sat 9 October at 1.15pm

Relaxed performances:
Sat 16 October at 1.15pm

Smart caption glasses

Available for performances from Wednesday 6 October.

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.

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Robert Bowman
Ben Weeks
Robert Bowman
David/Hiram Keebler/ Examining Doctor
Richard Cant
Liz Carr photo by Charlie Carter
Dr Emma Brookner
Liz Carr
Ben Daniels
Ned Weeks
Ben Daniels
Dino Fetscher
Felix Turner
Dino Fetscher
Daniel Krikler
U/S Felix/ Craig
Daniel Krikler
Daniel Monks
Mickey Marcus
Daniel Monks
Elander Moore
Craig Donner
Elander Moore
Luke Norris
Bruce Niles
Luke Norris
Henry Nott
Henry Nott
Freddie Stabb
U/S Dr Emma Brookner
Freddie Stabb
Danny Lee Wynter
Tommy Boatwright
Danny Lee Wynter

Production team

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