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March - August 2018 at the National Theatre

Translations poster, with Colin Morgan in rough, mud-splattered clothes

An Octoroon

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

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

More performances 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

Final performances already announced


‘I’m as mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore.’  With Bryan Cranston in the role of Howard Beale.

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Network - photo of static on a TV screen


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

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Macbeth - photo with Anne-Marie Duff and Rory Kinnear

Nine Night

Natasha Gordon’s debut play Nine Night is a touching and very funny exploration of the rituals of family.

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Nine Night - procession of mourners
Pinocchio - profile of a young boy as a cross section of a tree trunk


An uncanny new play by Annie Baker, whose Pulitzer Prize-winning The Flick had a sold-out run at the National in 2016.

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John - close up photo of a doll's head
The Winter's Tale - photo of Gabby Wong in a bear suit (bear head in hands)


Peter Shaffer’s iconic play returns to the National Theatre in 2018, with Lucian Msamati as Salieri and Adam Gillen as Mozart.

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Amadeus poster with photo of Lucien Msamati

The Great Wave

Set in Japan and North Korea, Francis Turnly’s epic new thriller is a co-production with the Tricycle Theatre.

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The Great Wave photo of Kae Alexander on a beach

In the West End

Beginning at the Ambassadors Theatre

Danny’s the last straggler at Laura’s party. The flat’s in a mess. And so are they. One more drink? Every story starts somewhere.

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Beginning with Justine Mitchell and Sam Troughton