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Sam Mendes’s new show leads the new National Theatre season, on sale today

Andrzej Lukowski

The New National Theatre season is on sale from 8.30am today, and it’s a juicy one.

The big story is the return of James Bond director Sam Mendes to the NT. He’ll be teaming up with actor Simon Russell Beale – star of his ‘King Lear’ – for ‘The Lehman Trilogy’, an epic drama about three Bavarian siblings who moved to America in the nineteenth century, and whose family business almost destroyed the US economy when it went bust two centuries later.

Also in the season: ‘The Crown’ star Vanessa Kirby (pictured) takes on the title role of ‘Julie’ in Polly Stenham’s adaptation of August Strindberg’s steamy tragedy ‘Miss Julie’. 

There’ll also be a major revival of ‘Brian Friel’s Irish classic ‘Translations’, starring Colin Morgan and Ciarán Hinds. 

And finally, there’s the long-awaited NT transfer of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’s head-spinning race satire ‘An Octoroon’, which wowed ’em at Richmond’s Orange Tree Theatre last year.

Plus! Extensions to shows in the current season, including ‘Absolute Hell’, ‘Nine Night’ and ‘Macbeth’.

Tickets are on sale from 8.30am at

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