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July 2019 to January 2020 at the National Theatre

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My Brilliant Friend

Based on the celebrated novels by Elena Ferrante, My Brilliant Friend is an epic story of love, violence, ambition and self-destruction

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My Brilliant Friend poster with photo of Catherine McCormack and Niamh Cusack
Three Sisters poster: African style material with images of caged and free birds

Faith, Hope and Charity

The culmination of Alexander Zeldin's trilogy that began with Beyond Caring – ‘Unforgettable’ (The Times) – followed by LOVE – ‘the National’s play of the year, and then some’ (Evening Standard). 

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Faith, Hope and Charity poster: photo of three characters in a bare room with fire exit
The Antipodes: illustration of a creature with a human torso and head, surmounting 6 horses legs

The Ocean at the End of the Lane

A modern myth from the brilliant imagination of Neil Gaiman, creator of Good Omens, the epic American GodsCoralineStardust and the Sandman series. Recommended for 12yrs+.

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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

All Kinds of Limbo

Experience an intimate, immersive performance using cutting-edge virtual reality and holographic technology, inspired by the influence of West Indian culture on UK music

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All Kinds Of Limbo photo of Nubiya Brandon in a white jump-suit in a green room with cameras

More performances announced


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.

Information on Translations

Translations 2019 poster with Ciaran Hinds
Master Harold and The Boys poster image with Hammed Animashaun and Lucian Msamati in tuxedos, practicing ballroom dancing


Simon Godwin directs Simon Woods’ witty and devastating portrait of the governing class, with Lindsay Duncan and Alex Jennings.

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An image of Alex Jennings and Lindsay Duncan

Final performances already announced

Top Girls

Now hiring: top girls wanted for prestige positions. Caryl Churchill’s wildly innovative play about a country divided by its own ambitions.

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Top Girls poster image with photo of Katherine Kingsley, Ashley McGuire, Nadia Williams, Amanda Lawrence in an underground railway carriage

Peter Gynt

In this radical new version, David Hare kidnaps Ibsen’s most famous hero and runs away with him into the 21st century.

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Peter Gynt - multiple photos of James McArdle on vivid yellow/orange background

Mr Gum and the Dancing Bear - the Musical!

Based on the award-winning children’s books, Mr Gum and the Dancing Bear – the Musical! promises to be an all-singing, all-dancing, occasionally-burping extravaganza for children and adults alike.

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Mr Gum and the Dancing Bear - the Musical! poster graphics
Rutherford and Son photo of Roger Allam in costume

The Secret River

Adapted from Kate Grenville’s novel, Sydney Theatre Company's production tells the story of two families divided by culture and land, in a moving and unflinching journey into Australia’s dark history.

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A photograph of a person


Jellyfish is the story of a first kiss, chips by the beach and coming of age with Down’s Syndrome in a seaside town. Following a sold-out run at the Bush Theatre last year.

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Jellyfish poster image with Sarah Gordy
Small Island - portrait photo treatment of Leah Harvey as a island in the sea


Individual audio headsets give the audience intimate access to events as they unfold over one evening, in East Berlin.

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ANNA treated photo of Phoebe Fox

In the West End

The Lehman Trilogy - a tightrope walker above the New York skyline
The marketing image for War Horse, close up image of a brown horses' face, with an image of the puppet horse riding in front

Barber Shop Chronicles at Roundhouse

Returning to London for a limited summer season at the Roundhouse, after critical acclaim at the National Theatre and Leeds Playhouse and a world tour

Find out more about Barber Shop Chronicles

Barber Shop Chronicles - a young man having his hair clipped

Peter Pan at Troubadour White City Theatre

This summer, get set for an awfully big adventure as the National Theatre’s “unforgettable and delightful” (Guardian) re-telling of JM Barrie’s classic tale takes flight at Troubadour White City Theatre

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Peter Pan poster with a young boy 'flying'