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In the Olivier Theatre

Peter Gynt
by David Hare
after Ibsen

James McArdle takes the title role in this epic story of transformation, following his acclaimed performances in Platonov and Angels in America. He is reunited with David Hare and Jonathan Kent, the partnership behind the triumphant Young Chekhov at Chichester Festival Theatre and the National Theatre.
From 27 June 2019

In the Lyttelton Theatre

Top Girls
by Caryl Churchill

For the first time, the National Theatre stages Caryl Churchill’s wildly innovative play about a country divided by its own ambitions. Lyndsey Turner (Light Shining in Buckinghamshire, Chimerica) directs.
From 26 March

Rutherford and Son
by Githa Sowerby

Githa Sowerby’s astonishing play was inspired by her own experience of growing up in a family-run factory in Gateshead. Roger Allam (Les Misérables, The Thick of It) returns to the National for the first time in a decade to play Rutherford in this new production directed by Polly Findlay (Beginning).
From 16 May 2019

Announced but not yet booking:

by Simon Woods
Lindsay Duncan and Alex Jennings play a married couple reckoning with a fundamental difference they cannot resolve. 
In the Lyttelton from September 2019. Booking dates to be announced.

Three Sisters
by Inua Ellam, after Chekhov

Nadia Fall (Dara) directs this new version of the play, that transports the action to 1960s Nigeria, before, during and after the Biafran Civil War.
A co-production with Fuel.
In the Lyttelton in Autumn 2019. Booking dates to be announced. 


In the Dorfman Theatre

a new play by Bruce Norris

This provocative new play zeroes in on the limits of our compassion and what happens when society deems anyone beyond forgiveness. Pulitzer Prize-winning writer, Bruce Norris’ (Clybourne ParkThe Low Road) new play, directed by Pam MacKinnon, comes to the National Theatre direct from its premiere at Steppenwolf, Chicago.
From 12 March 2019

Created by Ella Hickson, Ben and Max Ringham
Created by playwright Ella Hickson (The Writer) and sound designers Ben and Max Ringham, this tense new thriller is directed by Natalie Abrahami (Machinal).
From 11 May 2019