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May - September 2018 at the National Theatre

Tickets go on sale to the general public for the new season on 18 May. Member booking is now open - find out about becoming a member.

Exit the King

Patrick Marber directs his new version of Eugène Ionesco's Exit the King, with Rhys Ifans and Indira Varma

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Exit the King - Photos of Indira Varma (Queen Marguerite),  Rhys Ifans (King Berenger), Amy Morgan (Queen Marie), Derek Griffiths (The Guard), Debra Gillett (The Nurse) and Adrian Scarborough (The Doctor) as playing card characters


After a sold-out run, Follies, winner of the Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival, returns in 2019.

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Follies - close-up photo of a woman in make-up
River Stage
Home I'm Darling. Photograph of Katherine Parkinson, wearing a 1950s floral skirt and an apron, holding a tray with two cocktails


A huge company of all ages from across London join with professional artists to present a musical version of Shakespeare's classic tale.

More information on Pericles

Pericles - Graphic of a sailboat tossed upon waves made of the outline of hands


A new musical mixing modern American folk with vintage New Orleans jazz to reimagine Orpheus' journey to the underworld.

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Hadestown - a single red flower held in a hand against a dark background

The Star Seekers

Are you 3 - 8 years old? Do you want to fly to the moon? Visit a space station? Become an astronaut?

BSL performance on Tuesday 28 August at 2.30pm

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The Star Seekers - photo of the three Star Seekers, Alph, Betty and Gammo

More performances announced

Translations poster, with Colin Morgan in rough, mud-splattered clothes
 Julie - poster with Vanessa Kirby and Eric Kofi Abrefa sitting clothed in a partially filled bath
The Lehman Trilogy - a tightrope walker above the New York skyline

Final performances already announced

Absolute Hell

Rodney Ackland’s extraordinarily provocative play emerges as an intoxicating plunge into post-war Soho.

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Absolute Hell - b&w photo of a woman drinking


Ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are propelled towards the crown by forces of elemental darkness.

Buy tickets for Macbeth

Macbeth - photo with Anne-Marie Duff and Rory Kinnear

An Octoroon

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ play comes to the National Theatre after a sold-out run at the Orange Tree Theatre.

More information on An Octoroon

An Octoroon poster with Ken Mwosu, bare-chested with head splattered with white liquid, seemingly dripping upwards

In the West End

Claudie Blakley and Stephen Campbell Moore in Consent at the Harold Pinter Theatre
The Jungle at the Playhouse Theatre