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The Light PrincessA new fairytale musical written by Tori Amos, The Light Princess premieres at the National Theatre's Lyttelton stage on 9th October 2013, with previews from 25th September. Marianne Elliott, whose previous National Theatre credits include War Horse and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, directs the production which features music and lyrics by Amos and book and lyrics by Samuel Adamson. The cast of this coming-of-age story stars Rosalie Craig as Althea, the princess, who plays opposite Nick Hendrix as Digby, a neighbouring Prince, and includes Clive Rowe who recently starred in The Hothouse at Trafalgar Transformed. This "dark fairytale about grief, rebellion and the power of love" follows the lives of a princess and prince who have both lost their mothers. In the midst of war, the pair meet on contested land and start an illicit affair but the princess must still confront the darkness and her fears.

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Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from The Light Princess
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Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from The Light Princess
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Level 5, Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from The Light Princess
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Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from The Light Princess
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9 Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from The Light Princess
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25 Roupell Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 5 minutes from The Light Princess
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South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as The Light Princess
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Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from The Light Princess
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The SuicideThe SuicideThe SuicideCurrently Writer in Residence at the National Theatre Studio, Suhayla El-Bushra takes The Suicide , Nikolai Erdman's satiric masterpiece, and launches it into contemporary urban Britain with a new adaptation. First performed in 1932, the play was deemed a danger to Communism and was quickly suppressed by Stalin. Now, the Russian classic is d2016-05-26T00:00:00+01002016-06-25T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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PRICING£15-£35
DATES6th April to 25th June 2016
VENUENational Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre
Currently Writer in Residence at the National Theatre Studio, Suhayla El-Bushra takes The Suicide , Nikolai Erdman's satiric masterpiece, and launches it into contemporary urban Britain with a new adaptation. First performed in 1932, the play was deemed a danger to Communism and was quickly suppressed by Stalin. Now, the Russian classic is d...†More about this event
The Deep Blue SeaThe Deep Blue SeaThe Deep Blue SeaAfter working together on the acclaimed 2014 production of Medea, Helen McCrory and director Carrie Cracknell reunite for an adaptation of Terrence Rattigan's The Deep Blue Sea. Staged at the National's Lyttelton Theatre, the devastating masterpiece contains what is regarded as one of the greatest female roles in contemporary drama. In a Ladbroke G2016-06-01T19:30:00+01002016-08-17T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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PRICING£15-£65
DATES1st June to 17th August 2016
VENUENational Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre
After working together on the acclaimed 2014 production of Medea, Helen McCrory and director Carrie Cracknell reunite for an adaptation of Terrence Rattigan's The Deep Blue Sea. Staged at the National's Lyttelton Theatre, the devastating masterpiece contains what is regarded as one of the greatest female roles in contemporary drama. In a Ladbroke G...†More about this event
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London Theatre In The 50sLondon Theatre In The 50sThe panel compares the theatre of the past to today's shows.2016-07-01T18:00:00+01002016-07-01T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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The Plough And The StarsThe Plough And The StarsTo mark the centenary of the Easter Rising, Howard Davies directs Sean O'Casey's landmark observational drama charting the fortunes of disparate residents of a Dublin tenement against the backdrop of tumultuous events half a mile away from November 1915 to Easter 1916.2016-07-20T19:30:00+01002016-08-27T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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