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December 2019 to June 2020 at the National Theatre

Public booking opens on 6 December for the new shows listed below, and teh continuing performances of The Visit and The Welkin. To be amongst the first to book for new shows and continuing runs, find out about becoming a member.
Booking os open now for all other shows.

Jack Absolute Flies Again

Thea Sharrock (After The Dance) directs a riotous new comedy based on Sheridan’s The Rivals, co-written by Richard Bean (One Man, Two Guvnors) and Oliver Chris. 

More information on Jack Absolute Flies Again

Jack Absolute Flies Again - illustration of a smiling, freefalling pilot giving the thumbs up, whlist pursued by enemy fighter planes


A mother and daughter struggle to keep the roof on their run-down manor house during a storm, when neighbours begin to appear on their doorstep, seeking shelter from the floods.

More information on Manor

Manor by Moira Buffini - an image of a white china figurine breaking apart

All of Us

Writer and comedian Francesca Martinez leads an ensemble cast in her debut play about what defines us.

More information on All of Us

All of Us - half-portrait photo of Francesca Martinez treated as if a sectionhas been torn out across the middle

Sea Sick

Written and performed by Alanna Mitchell, following a sold-out run at the Edinburgh Festival and a Canadian tour.

More information on Sea Sick

Sea Sick with photo of Alanna Mitchell


Join us for this energetic and engaging retelling of Shakespeare’s most well-known tragedy, suitable for ages 8 – 12

More information on Hamlet

Hamlet Primary Theatre poster with a child-like ghost with the white sheet held in place by a crown

More performances announced

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

Final performances already announced

Master Harold and The Boys poster image with Hammed Animashaun and Lucian Msamati in tuxedos, practicing ballroom dancing


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.

Buy tickets for Translations

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


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
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

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

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My Brilliant Friend poster with photo of Catherine McCormack and Niamh Cusack
The Seven Streams of the River Ota - photo from the show, of a woman running, carrying a suitcase, reflected multiple times across the image

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

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
A Taste of Honey poster with Jodie Prenger, Gemma Dobson & Alvin Ikenwe