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Those salty buccaneers Polly Findlay and Bryony Lavery have taken Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic pirate story by force, and given it quite the refit. The imaginative writer/director team has turned Stevenson’s classic boy’s-own adventure story into...Drama Sun March 29th 2015 - Wed April 8th 2015Read moreSouth Bank London London SE1 9PX
Where do we find stories about Pakistan… that also affect us in Britain? That’s a question outgoing NT artistic director Nicholas Hytner has asked, and this is the epic and often highly affecting response. ‘Dara’ is a story that both Shakespeare and the...Sun March 29th 2015 - Sat April 4th 2015Read moreSouth Bank London London SE1 9PX
Man and Superman
Is it a turd? Is it inane? No, it’s ‘Man and Superman’, a deeply bizarre play that makes the Man of Steel’s capers look positively humdrum. The great polymath Bernard Shaw wrote it in 1903 as a literally unstageable work that commenced with a lengthy...Mon March 30th 2015 - Sun May 17th 2015Read moreSouth Bank London London SE1 9PX
The Hard Problem
There is only one playwright on the planet who could change the way you think about human existence in 90 minutes and leave you wishing there was a bit more to his new play. And that playwright is the great Tom Stoppard.‘The Hard Problem’ comes with an...Mon March 30th 2015 - Wed May 27th 2015Read moreSouth Bank London London SE1 9PX
Behind the Beautiful Forevers
Would a writer of less stature than Sir David Hare have managed to get this over-stuffed behemoth of a play accepted by the National Theatre? Maybe not, but a stage version of ‘Behind the Beautiful Forevers’ kind of needs to be a mess to preserve the...Tue March 31st 2015 - Tue May 5th 2015Read moreSouth Bank London London SE1 9PX
Rules for Living
Plays cannot live by rules alone, but Sam Holcroft makes a good go of trying in her suburban comedy of manners. It’s about a mildly dysfunctional, moderately posh family who attempt to contain their Christmas day conflicts by adhering to a strict set...Tue March 31st 2015 - Wed July 8th 2015Read moreSouth Bank London London SE1 9PX
Light Shining in Buckinghamshire
Finally a major revival for Caryl Churchill's dark, brilliant 1976 play about personal and religious freedom, inspired by the Putney debates of 1647. Directed by the peerless Lyndsey Turner, 'Light Shining In Buckinghamshire' follows a group of dissidents,...Wed April 15th 2015 - Mon June 22nd 2015Read moreSouth Bank London London SE1 9PX
Rufus Norris gets his first season as artistic director of the National Theatre off with a bang, roping in Chiwetel Ejiofor to star in his production of Carol Ann Duffy's new adaptation of centuries-old morality play 'Everyman'. Ejiofor stars as the eponymous...Wed April 22nd 2015 - Thu July 16th 2015Read moreSouth Bank London London SE1 9PX
This review is of the show's 2014 run at the Yard Theatre. The play transfers to the National Theatre's temporary space from April 2015. Fuck this government, basically. David Cameron ‘does think that it is right’ – his spokesperson says – for benefit...Drama Tue April 28th 2015 - Sat May 16th 2015Read moreSouth Bank London London SE1 9PX
The Beaux' Stratagem
A dizzy, light-hearted entry in Rufus Norris's diverse first season at the NT, 'The Beaux' Stratagem' is the final work by George Farquhar, who died in 1707, the year of its premiere. One of the last of the Restoration comedies, it is, nonetheless, as...Sat May 16th 2015 - Sun July 19th 2015Read moreSouth Bank London London SE1 9PX
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A wonderful space for the public as well as a place to see some fantastic theatre, often at extremely reasonable prices. Really good coffee too!
Nothing like the National! Best night out in London and seeing the inner workings of his great theater is a delight! Don miss it!!
The National never fail in excelling with putting on some first class pieces of theatre. The Travelex season makes it even sweeter, as well as the building being a great example of brutalist architecture, and located in one of my favourite parts of London.
Outstanding. If you haven't been to watch something here yet, you haven't experienced true London. This is how theatre should be done.