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National Theatre’s Beginning to Transfer to Ambassador’s Theatre

The National Theatre’s critically acclaimed, sold-out production of Beginning, ‘the (anti) romance for 21st-century London life’ (Evening Standard), will transfer to the Ambassadors Theatre for a strictly limited 10-week run from 15 January 2018. Beginning is a tender and funny look at the first fragile moments of risking your heart and taking a

2017-11-06T16:09:48+00:00 Monday, November 6, 2017|

National Theatre’s Macbeth to Embark on School Tour

Following a successful tour to schools and performances in the Dorfman theatre earlier this year, in which nearly 5000 students saw Macbeth, the production now begins a tour this week to a further 31 schools and colleges across Doncaster, London, Sunderland and Wakefield.Macbeth is adapted and directed for teenage audiences by Justin Audibert and

2017-10-31T16:32:46+00:00 Tuesday, October 31, 2017|

First Look: Network in Rehearsal at The National Theatre

Network depicts a dystopian media landscape where opinion trumps fact. Hilarious and horrifying by turns, the iconic film by Paddy Chayefsky won four Academy Awards in 1976. Now, Lee Hall (Billy Elliot, Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour) and director Ivo van Hove (Hedda Gabler) bring his masterwork to the stage for the first

2017-10-26T07:44:58+00:00 Wednesday, October 25, 2017|

First Look: Saint George and The Dragon at The National Theatre

Saint George and The Dragon is at The National Theatre in the repertoire until 2nd December. A village. A dragon. A damsel in distress. Into the story walks George: wandering knight, freedom fighter, enemy of tyrants the world over. One epic battle later and a nation is born. As the village grows into

2017-10-12T20:52:40+00:00 Wednesday, October 11, 2017|

First Look: Pinocchio at The National Theatre in Rehearsal

On a quest to be truly alive, Pinocchio leaves Geppetto’s workshop with Jiminy Cricket in tow. Their electrifying adventure takes them from alpine forests to Pleasure Island to the bottom of the ocean. This spectacular new production brings together the director of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and the writer of Matilda

2017-10-04T16:58:59+00:00 Wednesday, October 4, 2017|

Sir Peter Hall Dies Aged 86

Sir Peter Hall, one of the great names in British theatre, has died. Sir Peter died on 11th September at University College Hospital, at the age of 86, surrounded by his family. Peter Hall was an internationally celebrated stage director and theatre impresario, whose influence on the artistic life of Britain in the

2017-09-12T20:07:22+00:00 Tuesday, September 12, 2017|

First Look: Follies at The National Theatre Production Shots

1971, New York. There’s a party on the stage of the Weissman Theatre. Tomorrow the iconic building will be demolished. Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs and lie about themselves. Including such classic songs as Broadway Baby, I’m Still Here

2017-09-04T15:40:38+00:00 Monday, September 4, 2017|

Douglas Henshall Joins The Cast of Network at The National Theatre

The National Theatre announces Douglas Henshall is to play Max Schumacher in the world-premiere of Network, world-premiere Lee Hall’s new adaptation of the Oscar-winning film by Paddy Chayefsky. Directed by Ivo van Hove, the cast also includes Tony award winner Bryan Cranston as Howard Beale, and Michelle Dockery as Diana Christenson. Speaking about

2017-09-02T11:40:18+00:00 Friday, September 1, 2017|

Full Cast and Extra Dates Announced for Barber Shop Chronicles

Following the sell-out run at the National Theatre this summer extra dates have now been added for the return of Inua Ellams’ play Barber Shop Chronicles to the Dorfman this autumn, now opening on 20th November and in repertoire until the 9th January. Tickets go on sale at midday on Thursday 31st August.

2017-08-30T21:22:51+00:00 Wednesday, August 30, 2017|