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Now booking at the National Theatre on the South Bank

Manor poster image with Nancy Carrol holding a china dog, with the face of Shaun Evans reflected in a pane of broken glass


An explosive mix of people must survive the weather and each other in this darkly comic new play by Moria Buffini with Nancy Carroll and Shaun Evans.

Playing until 1 January.

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Hex poster image - the Title spelt out in what looks like bones, tied together with rope, the letters against a backdrop of 4 actors in costumes from the musical


Rosalie Craig is among the cast of this mythic, big-hearted, new musical based on Sleeping Beauty. Rufus Norris directs with music by Jim Fortune and book by Tanya Ronder.

From 4 December.

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Trouble in Mind - multi-exposure photo of Tania Moodie in a red dress and animal-print coat

Trouble in Mind

Nancy Medina directs Tanya Moodie (Motherland) in this radical satire of racism in theatre, considered the masterpiece of Alice Childress.

From 2 December.

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

Wuthering Heights

Emma Rice delivers 'emotionally epic entertainment’ (★★★★★​ The Times) in her new version of Emily Brontë’s masterpiece about love, revenge and redemption.

Playing 6 weeks only from 3 February.

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Small Island poster. A photo of the original production with Hortense ( Leah Harvey) standing before a projection of HMT Empire Windrush with silhouettes of people queuing to board.

Small Island

Our acclaimed and 'spectacular adaptation of Andrea Levy's Windrush novel' (★★★★★​ Observer) returns to the Olivier theatre.

From 24 February.

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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 (Unforgotten, The Split) plays a teacher determined to help young miners out of poverty in Emlyn Williams’ semi-autobiographical play.

From 7 April

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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

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Our Generation - a varied group of young people, posed like a schoool group photo, against a white background

Our Generation

Alecky Blythe follows the success of London Road with her astonishing new verbatim play, created from five years of interviews with 12 young people from across the UK.

From 10 February to 9 April

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Middle - title treatment on a crimson background


Following their five-star production of Beginning, David Eldridge and Polly Findlay reunite for this raw, touching and funny portrait of a 21st-century marriage.

From 27 April to 18 June

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


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

From 4 to 6 April

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

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

Ocean at the End of the Lane

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

Our acclaimed stage version of the novel by Neil Gaiman plays at the Duke of York's Theatre until 14 May.

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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.

Now playing

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Our stage version of Mark Haddon's best-selling novel plays London's Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre as part of its 10th anniversary UK tour.

Playing until 9 January.

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The Lehman Trilogy production image with Adam Godley, Simon Russell-Beale and Adrian Lester

The Lehman Trilogy on Broadway

After sold-out runs at the National Theatre, Park Avenue Armory and London's West End, The Lehman Trilogy is now playing on Broadway, with limited seasons in San Francisco and Los Angeles in 2022.

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