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December 2019 to June 2020 at the National Theatre

Public booking opens on 6 December for the new shows listed below, and the continuing performances of The Visit and The Welkin. To be amongst the first to book for new shows and continuing runs, find out about becoming a member.
Booking is open now for all other shows.

Jack Absolute Flies Again

Thea Sharrock (After The Dance) directs a riotous new comedy based on Sheridan’s The Rivals, co-written by Richard Bean (One Man, Two Guvnors) and Oliver Chris. 

More information on Jack Absolute Flies Again

Jack Absolute Flies Again - illustration of a smiling, freefalling pilot giving the thumbs up, whlist pursued by enemy fighter planes


A mother and daughter struggle to keep the roof on their run-down manor house during a storm, when neighbours begin to appear on their doorstep, seeking shelter from the floods.

More information on Manor

Manor by Moira Buffini - an image of a white china figurine breaking apart

All of Us

Writer and comedian Francesca Martinez leads an ensemble cast in her debut play about what defines us.

More information on All of Us

All of Us - half-portrait photo of Francesca Martinez treated as if a sectionhas been torn out across the middle

Sea Sick

Written and performed by Alanna Mitchell, following a sold-out run at the Edinburgh Festival and a Canadian tour.

More information on Sea Sick

Sea Sick with photo of Alanna Mitchell


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

More information on Hamlet

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

More performances announced

The Visit

Lesley Manville and Hugo Weaving are former lovers in Friedrich Dürrenmatt’s visionary revenge play, transported into mid-20th-century America by Tony Kushner

Find out more and book for The Visit

The Visit or The Old Lady Comes to Call, with Lesley Manville and a black panther in a waiting area of an old public building
The Welkin, with Maxine Peake and Ria Zmitrowicz

Final performances already announced

Master Harold and The Boys poster image with Hammed Animashaun and Lucian Msamati in tuxedos, practicing ballroom dancing


Ian Rickson’s exquisite production of Brian Friel’s modern classic returns, following a sold-out run in 2018. Ciarán Hinds reprises his critically acclaimed role of patriarch and schoolmaster, Hugh.

Find out more and book for Translations

My Brilliant Friend poster with photo of Catherine McCormack and Niamh Cusack
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
The Seven Streams of the River Ota - photo from the show, of a woman running, carrying a suitcase, reflected multiple times across the image
Death of England - portrait of Rafe Spall, injureded and distressed

In the West End

A Taste of Honey poster with Jodie Prenger, Gemma Dobson & Alvin Ikenwe