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Royal National Theatre, South Bank
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SE1 9PX
020 7452 3000
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15 and above - recommended age group Genre - Drama Genre - Comedy
Market Boy
On from 01 Apr 2006 to 01 Apr 2006
National Theatre
by David Eldridge

The fast, funny, mouthy world of Essex market traders is spectacularly brought to life against a backdrop of classic 80s classics.

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15 and above - recommended age group Genre - Drama Genre - Comedy
Market Boy
On from 27 May 2006 to 24 Aug 2006
National Theatre
by David Eldridge

The fast, funny, mouthy world of Essex market traders is spectacularly brought to life against a backdrop of classic 80s classics.

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15 and above - recommended age group Genre - Drama
The Overwhelming
On from 01 Apr 2006 to 30 Aug 2006
National Theatre
by J.T. Rogers

Rwanda, 1994. One family, one nation, on the brink.

'The best new play I've seen this year.'
-Daily Telegraph

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15 and above - recommended age group Genre - Musical Genre - Drama
CAROLINE, OR CHANGE
On from 11 Oct 2006 to 04 Jan 2007
National Theatre
by Tony Kushner

Louisiana, 1963, in the immediate aftermath of the Kennedy assassination. Caroline, a black maid to a southern Jewish family, is struggling to keep afloat both emotionally and economically, while the young son of her employer tries to make sense of the world following the death of his mother.

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Genre - Drama
Happy Days
On from 29 Jan 2007 to 01 Mar 2007
National Theatre
by Samuel Beckett

Written in 1960, Samuel Beckett’s Happy Days opened the National’s Lyttelton Theatre in 1976. 30 years later and this extraordinary play returns with Fiona Shaw and Deborah Warner, one of theatre’s richest and most enduring working partnerships (Richard II, Electra, The Powerbook, Medea).

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15 and above - recommended age group Genre - Drama
The Man of Mode
On from 29 Jan 2007 to 10 Mar 2007
National Theatre
by George Etherege

George Etherege's glittering masterwork of Restoration comedy is set in a London obsessed with having it all, and takes a steely look at young people driven by the need to have the latest clothes, the latest gossip and each other's bodies.

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Genre - Drama
Attempts on her Life
On from 08 Mar 2007 to 29 Mar 2007
National Theatre
by Martin Crimp

Attempts on her life –
17 scenarios for the theatre

Since its premiere 10 years ago, Attempts on her Life has been translated into more than 20 languages. This is its first major UK revival.

£10 Travelex Season

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12 and above - recommended age group Genre - Drama
Sizwe Banzi is Dead
On from 19 Mar 2007 to 04 Apr 2007
National Theatre
by Athol Fugard, John Kani and Winston Ntshona

John Kani and Winston Ntshona, the original cast and creators of this irresistible comedy, come to the National Theatre for a strictly limited run of the fantastic SIZWE BANZI IS DEAD.

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15 and above - recommended age group Genre - Drama
Saint Joan
On from 04 Jul 2007 to 04 Sep 2007
National Theatre
by Bernard Shaw

The heretic is always better dead. And mortal eyes cannot distinguish the saint from the heretic.

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15 and above - recommended age group Genre - Drama
The Emporer Jones
On from 22 Aug 2007 to 31 Oct 2007
National Theatre
by Eugene O’Neill

Ain’t a man’s talking big what makes him big – long as he makes folk believe it? Sure I talks large when I ain’t got nothing to back it up.

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Genre - Comedy Genre - New Writing
The Walworth Farce
On from 11 Aug 2008 to 11 Aug 2008
National Theatre
by Enda Walsh

A new comedy from Enda Walsh

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Genre - Classic
The Revenger's Tragedy
On from 11 Aug 2008 to 28 Aug 2008
National Theatre
by Thomas Middleton

A ferociously dark play by Thomas Middleton, set in an avaricious world that seethes with vice and retribution.

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Genre - Drama Genre - New Writing
Afterlife
On from 11 Aug 2008 to 30 Aug 2008
National Theatre
by Michael Frayn

A new play from Michael Frayn

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Waves
On from 20 Aug 2008 to 09 Sep 2008
National Theatre
by a work devised by Katie Mitchell and the company from the text of Virginia Woolf's novel, The Waves

Following a sell-out run in 2006, and prior to Broadway, a second chance to see the original
National Theatre cast in this unique and acclaimed production.

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Genre - New Writing
Her Naked Skin
On from 11 Aug 2008 to 24 Sep 2008
National Theatre
by Rebecca Lenkiewicz

London 1913. Militancy in the Suffragette Movement is at its height. Thousands of women of all classes serve time in Holloway Prison in their fight to gain the vote.

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in-i
On from 06 Sep 2008 to 20 Oct 2008
National Theatre
by by Juliette Binoche and Akram Khan

A major new work of dance theatre created by one of the world’s leading dancer/choreographers, Akram Khan, and actress Juliette Binoche.

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Genre - New Writing
...some trace of her
On from 11 Aug 2008 to 21 Oct 2008
National Theatre
by inspired by The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoevsky, adapted by Katie Mitchell and the company

A new multimedia production from ground-breaking director Katie Mitchell (Waves, Attempts on her Life), developing her pioneering technique of live video projection.

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The Year of Magical Thinking
On from 11 Aug 2008 to 25 Oct 2008
National Theatre
by a play by Joan Didion, based on her memoir

Following a sell-out run on Broadway in 2007, Vanessa Redgrave repeats her award-winning solo performance in David Hare’s celebrated production.

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To Be Straight with You
On from 29 Oct 2008 to 15 Nov 2008
National Theatre
by DV8 Physical Theatre Company, conceived and directed by Lloyd Newson

A new piece of dance theatre from leading Physical Theatre Company DV8

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Genre - Classic
Oedipus
On from 08 Oct 2008 to 04 Jan 2009
National Theatre
by Sophocles, in a new version by Frank McGuinness

Sophocles’ magnificent tragedy in an intense and raw new version by Frank McGuinness. Ralph Feinnes plays Oedipus

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Genre - New Writing Genre - Drama
Our Class
On from 16 Sep 2009 to 12 Jan 2010
National Theatre
by a new play by Tadeusz Slobodzianek in a version by Ryan Craig

Your classmate is like your family. Maybe even more important than that.

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This play is ideal for families and children under 12 Genre - Kids Theatre
The Cat in the Hat
On from 11 Dec 2009 to 18 Jan 2010
National Theatre
by Dr. Seuss

The National Theatre’s production of The Cat in the Hat is a lively, engaging first theatre experience for 3-6-yearolds.

Based on the much-loved book by Dr. Seuss, this tale will be colourfully adapted for the stage by director Katie Mitchell.

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Genre - Drama
Pains of Youth
On from 21 Oct 2009 to 21 Jan 2010
National Theatre
by by Ferdinand Bruckner in a new version by Martin Crimp

Vienna, 1923. A discontented post-war generation diagnose youth to be their sickness and do their best to destroy it.

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Genre - New Writing Genre - Comedy
The Pitmen Painters
On from 02 Sep 2009 to 07 Feb 2010
National Theatre
by by Lee Hall, inspired by a book by William Feaver

WINNER, BEST PLAY
Evening Standard Awards

A co-production between Live Theatre, Newcastle and the National Theatre.

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Genre - Drama
Every Good Boy Deserves Favour
On from 09 Jan 2010 to 17 Feb 2010
National Theatre
by a play for actors and orchestra by Tom Stoppard and André Previn

Following a sell-out run in 2009, the National's electrifying production returns for a strictly limited run in January 2010.

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Please check with the theatre for information on the recommended age groups for this performance Genre - Classic
Twelfth Night
On from 16 Feb 2010 to 27 Feb 2010
National Theatre
by William Shakespeare in a version by Carl Heap

'Nothing that is so is so.'

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Please check with the theatre for information on the recommended age groups for this performance Genre - New Writing
The 14th Tale
On from 09 Feb 2010 to 13 Mar 2010
National Theatre
by Inua Ellams

Presented by Fuel

I’m from a long line of trouble makers, of ash skinned Africans, born with clenched fists and a natural thirst for battle, only quenched by breast milk.

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Please check with the theatre for information on the recommended age groups for this performance Genre - Drama
London Assurance
On from 02 Mar 2010 to 22 Mar 2010
National Theatre
by Dion Boucicault

'I am about to present society with a second Lady Courtly: young – blushing eighteen; lovely – I have her portrait; rich – I have her banker’s account. An heiress and a Venus!'

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12 and above - recommended age group Genre - Kids Theatre Genre - Drama
Nation
On from 11 Nov 2009 to 28 Mar 2010
National Theatre
by based on a novel by Terry Pratchett adapted by Mark Ravenhill

Following His Dark Materials, Coram Boy and War Horse, the National Theatre's latest spectacular family production is an exhilarating adventure story of survival and self-discovery based on a novel by Terry Pratchett.

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Genre - New Writing Genre - Drama
The Habit of Art
On from 05 Nov 2009 to 06 Apr 2010
National Theatre
by Alan Bennett

Auden often said that metre and rhyme led him down unexpected paths to thoughts he wouldn’t otherwise have had, and in this respect versification and fornication are not so different.

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Please check with the theatre for information on the recommended age groups for this performance Genre - Drama
The White Guard
On from 15 Mar 2010 to 12 Apr 2010
National Theatre
by Mikhail Bulgakov in a new version by Andrew Upton

See? All we need is… a map and… some kind of plan.

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Genre - New Writing Genre - Drama
The Power of Yes
On from 29 Sep 2009 to 18 Apr 2010
National Theatre
by David Hare

A dramatist seeks to understand the financial crisis.

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Please check with the theatre for information on the recommended age groups for this performance Genre - Comedy Genre - New Writing
Really Old, Like Forty Five
On from 27 Jan 2010 to 20 Apr 2010
National Theatre
by Tamsin Oglesby

'You can sit there with your knit knit knitting but some of us have places to go, some of us are still ready to strip the light fandango before we shuffle off, so don't tell me what to do.'

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12 and above - recommended age group
War Horse in the West End
On from 11 Aug 2008 to 26 Oct 2010
National Theatre
by based on a novel by Michael Morpurgo, adapted by Nick Stafford

The award-winning production returns, following a sell-out run earlier this year. Actors, working with magnificent, life-sized puppets, lead us on a gripping and emotionally-charged journey through history.

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