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May to October 2019 at the National Theatre

Member booking for the May to October season begins 9 April - find out about becoming a member.


Simon Godwin directs Simon Woods’ witty and devastating portrait of the governing class, with Lindsay Duncan and Alex Jennings.

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The Secret River

Adapted from Kate Grenville’s novel, Sydney Theatre Company's production tells the story of two families divided by culture and land, in a moving and unflinching journey into Australia’s dark history.

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Mr Gum and the Dancing Bear - the Musical!

Based on the award-winning children’s books, Mr Gum and the Dancing Bear – the Musical! promises to be an all-singing, all-dancing, occasionally-burping extravaganza for children and adults alike.

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Jellyfish is the story of a first kiss, chips by the beach and coming of age with Down’s Syndrome in a seaside town. Following a sold-out run at the Bush Theatre last year.

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Ian Rickson’s exquisite production of Brian Friel’s modern classic returns, following a sold-out run in 2018. Ciarán Hinds reprises his critically acclaimed role of patriarch and schoolmaster, Hugh.

Information on Translations

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More performances announced

Top Girls

Now hiring: top girls wanted for prestige positions. Caryl Churchill’s wildly innovative play about a country divided by its own ambitions.

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Peter Gynt

In this radical new version, David Hare kidnaps Ibsen’s most famous hero and runs away with him into the 21st century.

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Final performances already announced

Small Island - portrait photo treatment of Leah Harvey as a island in the sea


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

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A ferocious new version of Molière’s comic masterpiece, looking at the lengths we go to find meaning – and what happens when we find chaos instead.

Find out more about Tartuffe

Tartuffe poster with Denis O'Hare, wearing a trilby hat


This provocative new play zeroes in on the limits of our compassion and what happens when society deems anyone beyond forgiveness.

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Individual audio headsets give the audience intimate access to events as they unfold over one evening, in East Berlin.

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In the West End

The Curious Incident... at the Piccadilly Theatre

Following an acclaimed UK and International tour, the smash-hit National Theatre production returns to London for a strictly limited season.

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Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Home I'm Darling. Photograph of Katherine Parkinson, wearing a 1950s floral skirt and an apron, holding a tray with two cocktails
The Lehman Trilogy - a tightrope walker above the New York skyline

Barber Shop Chronicles at Roundhouse

Returning to London for a limited summer season at the Roundhouse, after critical acclaim at the National Theatre and Leeds Playhouse and a world tour

Find out more about Barber Shop Chronicles

Barber Shop Chronicles - a young man having his hair clipped
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