NATIONAL THEATRE ASSISTED PERFORMANCES: APRIL 2014 – JANUARY 2015
by William Shakespeare
directed by Sam Mendes
Simon Russell Beale takes the title role in Shakespeare’s tragedy.
Monday 19 May at 7pm
Saturday 17 May at 2pm
Saturday 17 May at 12.30pm
A SMALL FAMILY BUSINESS
by Alan Ayckbourn
directed by Adam Penford
Alan Ayckbourn’s A Small Family Business, a riotous exposure of entrepreneurial greed, returns to the National where it had its premiere in 1987.
Thursday 22 May at 7.30pm
Sunday 3 August at 2pm
Friday 30 May at 7.30pm
Saturday 31 May at 2pm
Saturday 9 August at 2pm
Saturday 31 May at 12.30pm
Saturday 9 August at 12.30pm
in a new version by Ben Power
directed by Carrie Cracknell
Helen McCrory returns to the National to take the title role in Euripides’ powerful tragedy, in a new version by Ben Power.
Tuesday 19 August at 7.30pm
Friday 29 August at 7.30pm
Saturday 30 August at 2pm
Saturday 30 August at 12.30pm
THE JAMES PLAYS
by Rona Munro
directed by Laurie Sansom
A co-production with the National Theatre of Scotland and Edinburgh International Festival. The James Plays – James I, James IIand James III – are a trio of new history plays by award-winning writer Rona Munro. Exhilarating and vividly imagined, they bring to life three generations of Stewart kings who ruled Scotland in the tumultuous fifteenth century.
Wednesday 8 October at 7.30pm – James I: The Key Will Keep The Lock
Sunday 12 October at 3pm – James II: Day of The Innocents
Wednesday 22 October at 7.30pm – James III: The True Mirror
Saturday 4 October at 2pm – James I: The Key Will Keep The Lock
Saturday 18 October at 2pm – James II: Day of the Innocents
Saturday 18 October at 7.30pm – James III: The True Mirror
Saturday 4 October at 12.30pm
Saturday 18 October at 12.30pm
A TASTE OF HONEY
by Shelagh Delaney
directed by Bijan Sheibani
Bursting with energy and daring, this exhilarating and angry depiction of harsh, working-class life in post-war Salford is shot through with love and humour, and infused with jazz.
Wednesday 7 May at 2.15pm
THE SILVER TASSIE
by Sean O’Casey
directed by Howard Davies
Peppered with acrid wit and dark vaudeville humour, Sean O’Casey’s powerful, huge and rarely performed anti-war play of 1928 displays a jagged madness that belies its Dublin tenement setting and gives full expression to the horror and waste of war.
Sunday 22 June at 2.30pm
Thursday 3 July at 7.30pm
Tuesday 24 June at 7.30pm
Tuesday 24 June at 6pm
written and directed by Enda Walsh
The lives of two men unravel quickly over the course of 90 minutes. Where are they? Who are they? What is this room, and what might be beyond the walls? Cillian Murphy returns to the National following his electrifying solo performance in Misterman. He is joined by Enda Walsh’s long-time collaborator Mikel Murfi, and the internationally acclaimed Stephen Rea.
Thursday 2 October at 7.30pm
Saturday 11 October at 2.15pm
Saturday 11 October at 12.45pm
created and directed by Nadia Fall
After a sell-out run in August 2013, the critically acclaimed HOME returns to The Shed. Using real testimonials alongside existing and original music, Nadia Fall’s play asks what it really means to call somewhere home.
Wednesday 23 April at 8pm
Saturday 12 April at 3pm
Saturday 12 April at 1.45pm
by David Henry Hwang
directed by Alex Sims
Tony award-winner and Pulitzer Prize finalist David Henry Hwang, explores the impact race has had on the East Asian experience in America.
This production originated at the Park Theatre.
Saturday 17 May at 8pm
Saturday 24 May at 3pm
Saturday 24 May at 1.45pm
a new play by Polly Stenham
directed by Maria Aberg
Secluded, isolated, the perfect desert island escape. Just what Robert and the family need. But beyond the white sand and beautiful sunsets, dark clouds gather. A storm is coming. A tropical thriller, where nothing is quite what it seems, Hotel explores the cost of integrity.
Tuesday 15 July at 8pm
Saturday 26 July at 3pm
Saturday 26 July at 1.45pm
New London Theatre, Drury Lane
based on a novel by Michael Morpurgo
adapted by Nick Stafford
The National Theatre’s award-winning production continues its record-breaking run at the New London Theatre.
Saturday 7 June at 2.30pm
Saturday 13 December at 2.30pm
Saturday 21 June at 2.30pm
Saturday 22 November at 2.30pm
Saturday 21 June at 12.45pm
Saturday 22 November at 12.45pm
SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETED
Saturday 5 July at 2.30pm
THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME
based on the best-selling novel by Mark Haddon
adapted by Simon Stephens
Winner of 7 Olivier Awards, including Best New Play
‘A phenomenal combination of storytelling and spectacle’
‘A beautiful, eloquent, dazzlingly inventive show about the wonders of life’
Saturday 27 September at 2.30pm
Saturday 17 January 2015 at 2.30pm
Saturday 1 November at 2.30pm
Saturday 31 January 2015 at 2.30pm
Saturday 1 November at 12.30pm
Saturday 31 January 2015 at 12.30pm
War Horse UK and Ireland Tour
Audio Described, Captioned and BSL performances available at many tour venues. Check www.warhorseonstage.com for details.
One Man, Two Guvnors UK and Ireland Tour
Audio Described, Captioned and BSL performances available at many tour venues. Check www.onemantwoguvnors.com for details.
National Theatre Live
Relaxed Screenings: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time encore screenings
Selected National Theatre Live venues, including Empire, Showcase and Vue cinemas, will be holding relaxed screenings of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time during June (dates vary between venues).
Relaxed Screenings are specially designed to welcome people with an Autism Spectrum Condition, sensory or communication disorders or learning disabilities into the cinema. Relaxed Screenings give those who otherwise might feel excluded from the chance to experience a National Theatre Live broadcast.
Relaxed Screenings have a less formal, more supportive atmosphere in order to reduce anxiety levels. There is a relaxed attitude to audience noise and movement and some small changes made to the light and sound levels. ‘Visual stories’, which give information about the show being screened, can be downloaded below to help support your visit.
Please note that Relaxed Screenings may be referred to as Autism Friendly Screenings by some cinemas.
Tickets will be on sale for these Relaxed Screenings soon. For further details and dates check www.ntlive.com/access