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An OctoroonAn OctoroonAn OctoroonIn 1859, white Irish playwright Dion Boucicault writes a hit play about America. Today, a black American playwright attempts to do the same. Described by the New York Times as "this decade's most eloquent statement on race in America today", Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' provocative play comes to the National Theatre after a sold out run at the Orange Tr2018-06-25T00:00:00+01002018-07-18T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Theatre: Dorfman,   South Bank      SE1 9PX
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Now On

event > Theatre > Dramas
DATES  7th June to 18th July 2018
VENUE  National Theatre: Dorfman 
In 1859, white Irish playwright Dion Boucicault writes a hit play about America. Today, a black American playwright attempts to do the same. Described by the N... More about this event
 
JulieJulieJulieKnown for her reinterpretations of classic plays, Carrie Cracknell directs Vanessa Kirby (Princess Margaret in The Crown) in Julie at the National's Lyttelton Theatre. Reworked by Polly Stenham and designed by Tom Scutt, the new version of August Strindberg's tragedy brings Miss Julie into contemporary London. As a late-night party begins to die do2018-06-25T00:00:00+01002018-08-04T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre,   South Bank      SE1 9PX
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Ongoing

event > Theatre > Adaptations
DATES  31st May to 4th August 2018
VENUE  National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre 
Known for her reinterpretations of classic plays, Carrie Cracknell directs Vanessa Kirby (Princess Margaret in The Crown) in Julie at the National's Lyttelton ... More about this event
 
The Lasting Impact Of The Slave TradeThe Lasting Impact Of The Slave TradeLiterary & Education, Talk.2018-07-03T18:00:00+01002018-07-03T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Theatre,   South Bank  South Bank    SE1 9PX
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The Lasting Impact Of The Slave Trade
 
The Lehman TrilogyThe Lehman TrilogyAdam Godley, Ben Miles and Simon Russell Beale portray the Lehman brothers, their sons and grandsons in Ben Power's English version of Stefano Massini's poetic drama about a family and a company that changed the world, triggering the largest financial crisis in history. Told in three parts on a single evening, the production is directed by Sam Mend2018-07-04T19:00:00+01002018-08-08T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre,   South Bank      SE1 9PX
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The Lehman Trilogy
 
The Lehman TrilogyThe Lehman TrilogyThe Lehman TrilogyFrom July 2018, Sam Mendes directs the epic story of Lehman Brothers from its beginning in 1844 to its end 163 years later. Few will forget the scenes of bankers leaving in 2008, their personal effects in cardboard boxes. Stefano Massini's play, adapted for the National by Ben Power, has been staged across Europe. The triumphant world premiere in P2018-07-04T00:00:00+01002018-09-22T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Theatre,   South Bank  South Bank    SE1 9PX
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On Soon

event > Theatre > Dramas
PRICING  £45-£68
DATES  4th July to 22nd September 2018
From July 2018, Sam Mendes directs the epic story of Lehman Brothers from its beginning in 1844 to its end 163 years later. Few will forget the scenes of banke... More about this event
 
Exploring Translations By Brian FrielExploring Translations By Brian FrielLiterary & Education, Talk.2018-07-09T10:30:00+01002018-07-09T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Theatre,   South Bank  South Bank    SE1 9PX
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On Soon
Exploring Translations By Brian Friel
 
The Stages of Translating a PlayThe Stages of Translating a PlayLiterary & Education, Talk.2018-07-10T17:30:00+01002018-07-10T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Theatre,   South Bank  South Bank    SE1 9PX
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The Stages of Translating a Play
 
River Stage FestivalRiver Stage FestivalRiver Stage FestivalThe River Stage Festival is back at the National Theatre this summer for five weekends of free entertainment. There's an eclectic mix of theatre, drag, DJs, family fun, contemporary dance, outdoor cinema and live music including takeover weekends from East London's The Glory, HOME Manchester, Sadler's Wells and Nonclas2018-07-13T00:00:00+01002018-08-12T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Theatre,   South Bank  South Bank    SE1 9PX
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Free EventOn Soon

event > Seasonal > Festivals | PRICING  Free  
DATES  13th July to 12th August 2018
The River Stage Festival is back at the National Theatre this summer for five weekends of free entertainment. There's an eclectic mix of theatre, drag, DJs, fa... More about this event
 
Feminism and Hierarchy On StageFeminism and Hierarchy On StageLiterary & Education, Talk.2018-07-18T18:00:00+01002018-07-18T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Theatre,   South Bank  South Bank    SE1 9PX
Category: event
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Feminism and Hierarchy On Stage
 
Home, I'm DarlingHome, I'm DarlingHome, I'm DarlingKatherine Parkinson (whose role as Jen in the IT Crowd "brought her something close to a cult following" - The Guardian) plays Judy in Home, I'm Darling, an unsettling new comedy about one woman's quest to be the perfect 1950s housewife, written by Laura Wade (who penned Posh). Every couple needs a little fantasy to keep their marriage sparkling. B2018-07-24T00:00:00+01002018-09-05T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Theatre: Dorfman,   South Bank      SE1 9PX
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On Soon

event > Theatre > Dramas
DATES  24th July to 5th September 2018
VENUE  National Theatre: Dorfman 
Katherine Parkinson (whose role as Jen in the IT Crowd "brought her something close to a cult following" - The Guardian) plays Judy in Home, I'm Darling, an un... More about this event
 
Free Will: Do We Have A Choice'Free Will: Do We Have A Choice'Literary & Education, Author Event.2018-08-06T18:00:00+01002018-08-06T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Theatre,   South Bank  South Bank    SE1 9PX
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Free Will: Do We Have A Choice'
 
The Star SeekersThe Star SeekersThe Star SeekersChildren aged between three and eight are invited to join The Star Seekers, Alph, Betty and Gammo on a journey through space. Inspired by a childhood wonder of the universe, this theatrical experience explores the limitless majesty of galaxies, the solar system, shooting stars and planets through songs, silliness and anti-gravity antics. The many i2018-08-08T00:00:00+01002018-09-01T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Theatre: Dorfman,   South Bank      SE1 9PX
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event > Kids Events > Theatre Productions - Kids Shows
PRICING  £12 (Adults), £10 (Under 18s)
DATES  8th August to 1st September 2018
VENUE  National Theatre: Dorfman 
Children aged between three and eight are invited to join The Star Seekers, Alph, Betty and Gammo on a journey through space. Inspired by a childhood wonder of... More about this event
 
The Star Seekers: Create Your Own MusicThe Star Seekers: Create Your Own MusicLiterary & Education, Kids' Workshop.2018-08-10T16:00:00+01002018-08-28T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Theatre,   South Bank  South Bank    SE1 9PX
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The Star Seekers: Create Your Own Music
 
The Star Seekers: Create Your Own StoryThe Star Seekers: Create Your Own StoryLiterary & Education, Kids' Workshop.2018-08-14T13:00:00+01002018-09-01T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Theatre,   South Bank  South Bank    SE1 9PX
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The Star Seekers: Create Your Own Story
 
Gender And Feminism In The 1950s And TodayGender And Feminism In The 1950s And TodayLiterary & Education, Talk.2018-09-03T18:00:00+01002018-09-03T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Theatre,   South Bank  South Bank    SE1 9PX
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Gender And Feminism In The 1950s And Today
 
Exploring Exit The KingExploring Exit The KingLiterary & Education, Talk.2018-09-05T10:30:00+01002018-09-05T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Theatre,   South Bank  South Bank    SE1 9PX
Category: event
 
Exploring Exit The King
 
Actor Vanessa Kirby On JulieActor Vanessa Kirby On JulieLiterary & Education, Talk.2018-09-07T16:30:00+01002018-09-07T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Theatre,   South Bank  South Bank    SE1 9PX
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Actor Vanessa Kirby On Julie
 
Director Carrie Cracknell And Writer Polly Stenham On JulieDirector Carrie Cracknell And Writer Polly Stenham On JulieLiterary & Education, Talk.2018-09-07T18:00:00+01002018-09-07T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Theatre,   South Bank  South Bank    SE1 9PX
Category: event
 
Director Carrie Cracknell And Writer Polly Stenham On Julie
 
Sam Mendes And Ben Power On The Lehman TrilogySam Mendes And Ben Power On The Lehman TrilogyLiterary & Education, Talk.2018-09-13T17:30:00+01002018-09-13T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Theatre,   South Bank  South Bank    SE1 9PX
Category: event
 
Sam Mendes And Ben Power On The Lehman Trilogy
 
The American Dream On StageThe American Dream On StageLiterary & Education, Talk.2018-09-14T13:30:00+01002018-09-14T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Theatre,   South Bank  South Bank    SE1 9PX
Category: event
 
The American Dream On Stage
 
Modern Jewish IdentityModern Jewish IdentityLiterary & Education, Talk.2018-09-21T17:30:00+01002018-09-21T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Theatre,   South Bank  South Bank    SE1 9PX
Category: event
 
Modern Jewish Identity
 
Dance Umbrella Festival 2018: Lecture - Ruth LittleDance Umbrella Festival 2018: Lecture - Ruth LittleLiterary & Education, Lecture.2018-10-02T17:30:00+01002018-10-02T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Theatre,   South Bank  South Bank    SE1 9PX
Category: event
 
Dance Umbrella Festival 2018: Lecture - Ruth Little
 
When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each OtherWhen We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each OtherWhen We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each OtherCate Blanchett makes her debut at the National Theatre in January 2019 starring in the world premiere of Martin Crimp's powerful new play, When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other. Katie Mitchell returns to the National following a sold out production of Cleansed in 2016 to direct a cast which includes Stephen Dillane whose films include Welco2019-01-04T00:00:00+00002019-03-04T00:00:00+0000 Where:
National Theatre,   South Bank  South Bank    SE1 9PX
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event > Theatre > Dramas
DATES  4th January to 4th March 2019
Cate Blanchett makes her debut at the National Theatre in January 2019 starring in the world premiere of Martin Crimp's powerful new play, When We Have Suffici... More about this event
 
 
 

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An Octoroon
An Octoroon
Theatre | Until 18th July 2018 

National Theatre: Dorfman

In 1859, white Irish playwright Dion Boucicault writes a hit play about America. Today, a black American playwright attempts to ...More

 
Julie
Julie
Theatre | Until 4th August 2018 

National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre

Known for her reinterpretations of classic plays, Carrie Cracknell directs Vanessa Kirby (Princess Margaret in The Crown) in Julie at ...More

 
Lee Bul: Wayward Wander
Lee Bul: Wayward Wander
Exhibitions | Until 19th August 2018 

The Hayward Gallery 2 minutes walk from National Theatre

The Southbank Centre's Hayward Gallery hosts a mid-career survey of the work of acclaimed South Korean artist Lee Bul. The ...More

 
Lee Bul
Exhibitions | Until 19th August 2018 

Southbank Centre 3 minutes walk from National Theatre

Occupying the entire gallery, this exhibition includes documentation of early performances, sculptural works from the iconic Monster, Cyborg and Anagram ...More

A Child's Guide To Brutalism
Exhibitions | Until 1st July 2018 

Southbank Centre 3 minutes walk from National Theatre

This new display offers an insight into the history of brutalism and how our 1960s buildings came to be. It ...More

Larry Dean: Fandan
Comedy | On 25th June 2018 

Underbelly Festival 3 minutes walk from National Theatre

The Glaswegian, who was crowned Scottish Comedian Of The Year when he was just 23, shares stories of his globe-trotting ...More

The Purcell School Freddy Morgan Piano Recitals
Concerts | On 25th June 2018 

Southbank Centre 3 minutes walk from National Theatre

Pianists Bunny Liu, Cherry Ge, Kasparas Mikuzis and Chea Woom perform works by Schubert, Ravel, Liszt, Debussy, Tchaikovsky, Schumann and ...More

Circolombia
Circolombia
Theatre | Until 14th July 2018 

Underbelly Festival 3 minutes walk from National Theatre

Circolombia, the Colombian circus company from Bogota, returns to the UK as part of the Underbelly Festival after taking Edinburgh ...More

 
ABBA: Super Troupers
ABBA: Super Troupers
Exhibitions | Until 29th July 2018 

Southbank Centre 3 minutes walk from National Theatre

Created in association with ABBA The Museum in Stockholm, the Southbank Centre presents ABBA: Super Troupers, an immersive 60 minute ...More

 
Underbelly Festival
Underbelly Festival
Theatre | Until 30th September 2018 

Underbelly Festival 3 minutes walk from National Theatre

The unrivalled Underbelly Festival returns to South Bank, between the Southbank Centre and London Eye, from April 2018 and they're ...More

 

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Mayfair Art Weekend
Mayfair Art Weekend
Exhibitions | From 29th June 

Royal Academy of Arts

Returning for its fourth year, the Mayfair Art Weekend is a festival that brings together ...More

 
What's On The Red Carpet Presents: The Tasting Cinema Club
What's On The Red Carpet Presents: The Tasting Cinema Club
Foodie Events | On 17th July 

Secret Location

Launching on 17th July, What's On The Red ...More

 
Chiringuito
Dining 

Azure mosaic tiles and a peseta-topped bar set the tone for this Spanish restaurant overlooking the Museum of Childhood's gardens....More

Beef & Brew
Beef & Brew
Dining 

Jessica Simmons and Daniel Nathan deliver quality steaks that don't break the bank in a ...More

 
Stokey Bears
Stokey Bears
Dining 

Stokey Bears, the burger joint from street food veteran Burger Bear, has its second site ...More

 
The Academy
The Academy
Hotels 

Taking five Georgian townhouses and combining them into one hotel, The Academy underwent a multi-million-pound ...More

 
The Frog Hoxton
The Frog Hoxton
Dining 

In July 2018, Adam Handling launches his biggest venture to date, moving The Frog E1 ...More

 
The Royal Oak
The Royal Oak
Drinking 

In June 2018 Dan Doherty reopened The Royal Oak with little fanfare and some really ...More

 
White City Place
White City Place
Attractions 

Previously home to the BBC and north of Television Centre, White City Place is home ...More

 
MoreYoga Tower Bridge
MoreYoga Tower Bridge
Sport 

The 14th yoga studio from MoreYoga, this Tower Bridge space has an intimate feel with ...More

 
Armed Forces Day Festival
Kids Events | On 30th June 

RAF Museum

On Saturday 30th June 2018 the RAF Museum officially re-opens its doors for a free festival celebrating its multi-million pound refurbishment on the same day as the Armed Forces Day Festival. The double celebration is ...More

RAF100 Parade and Flypast
Exhibitions | On 10th July 

The Mall

On Tuesday 10th July, one hundred days after the official 100th birthday of the Royal Air Force, up to 100 aircraft representing the RAF's history will fly over Buckingham Palace. In the hour and a ...More

V For
V For
Foodie Events | From 1st August 

The Old Truman Brewery

This August, the Old Truman Brewery hosts brand new vegan lifestyle festival, V For. Offering ...More

 
Jim's Cafe
Jim's Cafe
Dining 

Serving steak and eggs and liquorice whiskey sours in Clapton, Jim's Cafe is one of ...More

 
Soane's Kitchen
Soane's Kitchen
Dining 

Inside the original walled kitchen garden at Pitzhanger Manor, Soane's Kitchen is a beautiful cafe ...More

 
Royal Opera: Don Giovanni
Royal Opera: Don Giovanni
Concerts | From 29th June 

Royal Opera House

Kasper Holten's "thoughtul and attentive" (Telegraph) 2014 production of Mozart's drama returns to the Royal ...More

 
The Muppets Take The O2
The Muppets Take The O2
Theatre | From 13th July 

The O2 Arena

They've been entertaining audiences for over 60 years but this is the first time the ...More

 
This Is Not For You
This Is Not For You
Theatre | From 30th June 

Royal Artillery Square

The world premiere of Graeae Theatre Company's moving tribute to Britain's wounded soldiers, directed by ...More

 
When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other
When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other
Theatre | From 4th January 

National Theatre

Cate Blanchett makes her debut at the National ...More

 
Nederlands Dans Theater 1
Nederlands Dans Theater 1
Dance | From 26th June 

Sadler's Wells Theatre

The Dutch dance company, "One of world dance's truly great companies" (Daily Telegraph), performs two ...More

 
Summer in London
Summer in London
Feature 

With events taking place in the parks and gardens, in the car parks and on ...More

 
Best Vegan Restaurants in London
Best Vegan Restaurants in London
Article 

Plant-based eating is trending in London. From burgers ...More

 
London Celebrates 250 Years of the Circus
London Celebrates 250 Years of the Circus
Article 

In 2018 London celebrates the 250th anniversary ...More

 
The Best Boutique Hotels in London
The Best Boutique Hotels in London
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They're the most stylish places to stay in ...More

 
November in London 2018
November in London 2018
Article 

There's an explosion of fireworks on the 5th, Star Wars gets the full orchestra treatment ...More

 
November in London 2018
Article 

There's an explosion of fireworks on the 5th, Star Wars gets the full orchestra treatment at the Royal Albert Hall and Gainsborough's Family Album opens at the National Portrait Gallery, it's all in London in ...More

Best Immersive Experiences in London
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At the best immersive experiences in London the ...More

 
 
 
 
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