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Become a member of the National Theatre and get early access to new shows like The CrucibleBlues for an Alabama Sky, The Boy With Two Hearts and Hex.

Member booking from Monday 23 May | Public booking from midday Wednesday 8 June

The Crucible - cast members heads against sky

The Crucible

Arthur Miller’s parable of power and its abuse returns in an urgent new staging by director Lyndsey Turner.

From 14 September in the Olivier theatre.  Public booking opens on 8 June.

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Blues For An Alabama Sky

Blues for an Alabama Sky

Lynette Linton directs this extraordinary play by Pearl Cleage, set during the Harlem Renaissance. 

The cast includes Ronkẹ Adékoluẹjo, Osy Ikhile, Sule Rimi, Giles Terera and Samira Wiley.

From 20 September in the Lyttelton theatre.  Public booking opens on 8 June.

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The Boy with Two Hearts

The Boy with Two Hearts

‘A powerful chronicle of escape from Afghanistan’ ★★★★ Daily Telegraph

Amit Sharma directs this widely acclaimed production based on the extraordinary real-life experiences of the Amiri family.

From 1 October in the Dorfman theatre.  Public booking opens on 8 June.

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Hex 2022 with a photo of Rose


Our colourful and big-hearted new musical returns for Christmas.

Directed by Rufus Norris with music by Jim Fortune and book by Tanya Ronder.

From 26 November in the Olivier theatre.  Public booking opens 8 June.

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Now booking at the National Theatre on the South Bank

The Corn is Green with Nicola Walker. A photo of Nicola Walker pushing her bicycle towards the camera, through a crowd of black coated miners all walking away from camera

The Corn is Green

Nicola Walker (The Split) plays a teacher determined to help young miners out of poverty in this semi-autobiographical play by Emlyn Williams.

Until 11 June in our Lyttelton theatre.

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Middle with Claire Rushbrook and Daniel Ryan standing in a kitchen, each looking at their mobile phones


Claire Rushbrook (Ali & Ava) and Daniel Ryan (The Bay) feature in this raw, touching and funny portrait of a marriage by David Eldridge (Beginning).

Until 18 June in our Dorfman theatre.

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The Father and the Assassin - photo of Jatinder Chera, standing in cotton clothes and sandals, against a backdrop of a photo of Mahatma Ghandi

The Father and the Assassin

The story of the man who murdered Gandhi.
A gripping new play by Anupama Chandrasekhar, one India's most exciting playwrights.

From 12 May in our Olivier theatre.

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Jack Absolute Flies Again - photos of Kerry Howard, Kelvin Fletcher, Caroline Quentin, Laurie Davidson, Natalie Simpson in WWII era costumes, against a blue sky with white clouds

Jack Absolute Flies Again

A rollicking new comedy by Richard Bean (One Man, Two Guvnors) and Oliver Chris (Twelfth Night). 

Cast includes Caroline Quentin (Jonathan Creek), Laurie Davidson (Guilty Party), Natalie Simpson (Three Sisters) and Kelvin Fletcher (Emmerdale).

From 2 July in our Olivier theatre.

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An image of Katherine Parkinson and John Heffernan sat on the back of a red sports car in front of a backdrop of the Italian Riviera

Much Ado About Nothing

Escape to the Italian Riviera with Shakespeare’s timeless romantic comedy.

Cast includes Katherine Parkinson (Home, I'm DarlingThe IT Crowd) and John Heffernan (Dracula, She Stoops to Conquer).​

From 7 July in our Lyttelton theatre.

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All of Us - photo of Francesca Martinez in an urban setting, with two cast members, out of focus, behind her

All of Us

A passionate and timely new play from award-winning author, comedian and actor Francesca Martinez, directed by Ian Rickson (Paradise, Translations).

From 27 July in our Dorfman theatre.

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Now booking in the West End, on Broadway and on tour

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Our Olivier and Tony Award® -winning stage version of Mark Haddon's best-selling novel returns with a new 10th Anniversary UK and Ireland tour.

Touring to 21 May.

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Wuthering Heights poster with Ash Hunter and Lucy McCormick wearing contemporary outfits, jumping

Wuthering Heights

'Unleashes the fire and fury of Emily Brontë’s genius. Wild and exhilarating - it all works beautifully.' ★★★★ Daily Telegraph

Touring until 28 May.

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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

The Ocean at the End of the Lane on tour

‘Theatre at its gob-smacking best’​ (★★★★★ Daily Telegraph)

Our acclaimed stage adaptation of the novel by Neil Gaiman tours the UK and Ireland from December 2022.

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


Broadway’s Tony Award®-winning Best New Musical and winner of the 2020 Grammy Award® for Best Musical Theater Album returns to New York and on tour.

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