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July 2019 to January 2020 at the National Theatre

Booking is open for all the shows listed below. To be amongst the first to book for new shows and continuing runs, find out about becoming a member.

The Visit

Lesley Manville and Hugo Weaving are former lovers in Friedrich Dürrenmatt’s visionary revenge play, transported into mid-20th-century America by Tony Kushner

Find out more about The Visit

The Visit or The Old Lady Comes to Call, with Lesley Manville and a black panther in a waiting area of an old public building

The Welkin

Rural Suffolk, 1759. As the country waits for Halley’s comet, Sally Poppy is sentenced to hang for a heinous murder.

Find out more about The Welkin

The Welkin, with Maxine Peake and Ria Zmitrowicz

Death of England

Rafe Spall performs this fearless one-person play which asks explosive and enduring questions about identity, race and class in Britain.

Find out more about Death of England

Death of England - portrait of Rafe Spall, injureded and distressed
The Seven Streams of the River Ota - photo from the show, of a woman running, carrying a suitcase, reflected multiple times across the image

More performances announced

My Brilliant Friend

Based on the celebrated novels by Elena Ferrante, My Brilliant Friend is an epic story of love, violence, ambition and self-destruction

Find out more about My Brillilant Friend

My Brilliant Friend poster with photo of Catherine McCormack and Niamh Cusack
Three Sisters poster: African style material with images of caged and free birds

Final performances already announced

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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Peter Gynt - multiple photos of James McArdle on vivid yellow/orange background

Faith, Hope and Charity

The culmination of Alexander Zeldin's trilogy that began with Beyond Caring – ‘Unforgettable’ (The Times) – followed by LOVE – ‘the National’s play of the year, and then some’ (Evening Standard). 

Find out more about Faith, Hope and Charity

Faith, Hope and Charity poster: photo of three characters in a bare room with fire exit

Hansard

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

Find out more about Hansard

An image of Alex Jennings and Lindsay Duncan
Master Harold and The Boys poster image with Hammed Animashaun and Lucian Msamati in tuxedos, practicing ballroom dancing

Translations

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

Translations
The Antipodes: illustration of a creature with a human torso and head, surmounting 6 horses legs

The Ocean at the End of the Lane

A modern myth from the brilliant imagination of Neil Gaiman, creator of Good Omens, the epic American GodsCoralineStardust and the Sandman series. Recommended for 12yrs+.

Find out more about The Ocean at the End of the Lane

The Ocean at the End of the Lane poster illustration with a young boy in pajamas on a country lane, looking up at a lightning-filled sky

In the West End

The marketing image for War Horse, close up image of a brown horses' face, with an image of the puppet horse riding in front