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MedeaMedeaMedeaHelen McCrory stars in the title role in Carrie Cracknell's production of Medea, the Euripides' tragedy, adapted by Ben Power for the National Theatre. Medea is faced with separation from the children she has had for her husband, who has abandoned her and so enacts a dreadful revenge. Director Carrie Cracknell had a hit earlier in the year at the N28th July 2014Thursday 4th September 2014 Where:
National Theatre: Olivier Theatre,   South Bank      SE1 8XZ
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Medea
event > Theatre > Adaptations
DATES  14th July to 4th September 2014
Helen McCrory stars in the title role in Carrie Cracknell's production of Medea, the Euripides' tragedy, adapted by Ben Power for the National Theatre. Medea i... More about this event
 
A Small Family BusinessA Small Family BusinessA Small Family BusinessNigel Lindsay stars as Jack McCracken, a principled man horrified at the extent of the greed in his extended family, in A Small Family Business, Alan Ayckbourn's comedy drama written for the National Theatre in 1987 during the height of Thatcherism. Adam Penford directs this revival playing in the Olivier Theatre in which Lindsay (Olivier nominated31st July 2014Wednesday 27th August 2014 Where:
National Theatre: Olivier Theatre,   South Bank      SE1 8XZ
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A Small Family Business
event > Theatre > Comedies
DATES  1st April to 27th August 2014
Nigel Lindsay stars as Jack McCracken, a principled man horrified at the extent of the greed in his extended family, in A Small Family Business, Alan Ayckbourn... More about this event
 
NT Platforms: Carrie Cracknell And Ben Power On Medea: TalkNT Platforms: Carrie Cracknell And Ben Power On Medea: TalkThe director and playwright talk about their new version of Euripides' tragedy.12th August 2014Tuesday 12th August 2014 Where:
National Theatre: Olivier Theatre,   South Bank      SE1 8XZ
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NT Platforms: Carrie Cracknell And Ben Power On Medea: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATES  Tuesday 12th August 2014 - 6pm
The director and playwright talk about their new version of Euripides' tragedy.
 
NT Platforms: Helen McCrory: Medea: Ancient And Modern:TalkNT Platforms: Helen McCrory: Medea: Ancient And Modern:TalkThe actress talks about the challenges faced in playing the titular role in the Greek tragedy.22nd August 2014Friday 22nd August 2014 Where:
National Theatre: Olivier Theatre,   South Bank      SE1 8XZ
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NT Platforms: Helen McCrory: Medea: Ancient And Modern:Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATES  Friday 22nd August 2014 - 3pm
The actress talks about the challenges faced in playing the titular role in the Greek tragedy.
 
The James Plays: James IThe James Plays: James IThe James Plays: James IThe James Plays, a trio of new history plays by award-winning writer Rona Munro bringing to life three generations of Stewart kings who ruled Scotland in the tumultuous fifteenth century, comes to the National Theatre this autumn. In the first installment, James I returns to Scotland after 18 years' imprisonment at the hands of the English, with hi10th September 2014Tuesday 28th October 2014 Where:
National Theatre: Olivier Theatre,   South Bank      SE1 8XZ
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The James Plays: James I
event > Theatre > Dramas
DATES  10th September to 28th October 2014
The James Plays, a trio of new history plays by award-winning writer Rona Munro bringing to life three generations of Stewart kings who ruled Scotland in the t... More about this event
 
The James Plays: James IIThe James Plays: James IIThe James Plays: James IIThe second of three new plays by award-winning writer Rona Munro about 15th century Scottish kings, in James II the king has become the ultimate prize in a terrible game being played by Scotland's most powerful families. James, played by Andrew Rothney (Blackbird, KJB: The Book That Changed the World, The Cottage), can only trust William his childh15th September 2014Wednesday 29th October 2014 Where:
National Theatre: Olivier Theatre,   South Bank      SE1 8XZ
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The James Plays: James II
event > Theatre > Dramas
DATES  15th September to 29th October 2014
The second of three new plays by award-winning writer Rona Munro about 15th century Scottish kings, in James II the king has become the ultimate prize in a ter... More about this event
 
The James Plays: James IIIThe James Plays: James IIIThe James Plays: James IIIJames III is full of grand schemes in the third and final installment of Rona Munro's trio of new history plays, The James Plays, which play in rep at the National Theatre this autumn. Presenting "accessible, popular culture versions of our medieval history" (Scottish writer Munro told the BBC), James III picks up the action as Scotland approaches 19th September 2014Wednesday 29th October 2014 Where:
National Theatre: Olivier Theatre,   South Bank      SE1 8XZ
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The James Plays: James III
event > Theatre > Dramas
DATES  19th September to 29th October 2014
James III is full of grand schemes in the third and final installment of Rona Munro's trio of new history plays, The James Plays, which play in rep at the Nati... More about this event
 
NT Platforms: Rona Munro And Laurie Sansom On The James Plays: TalkNT Platforms: Rona Munro And Laurie Sansom On The James Plays: TalkThe playwright and director discuss the trilogy of plays.26th September 2014Friday 26th September 2014 Where:
National Theatre: Olivier Theatre,   South Bank      SE1 8XZ
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NT Platforms: Rona Munro And Laurie Sansom On The James Plays: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATES  Friday 26th September 2014 - 6pm
The playwright and director discuss the trilogy of plays.
 
Behind The Beautiful ForeversBehind The Beautiful ForeversMeera Syal stars in Behind the Beautiful Forevers, David Hare's adaptation of Katherine Boo's book - "a small classic of contemporary writing" at the National Theatre. The 2012 book was penned after the author spent three years in Annawadi recording the lives of its residents, and now comes to the National directed by the theatre's next artistic di10th November 2014Wednesday 14th January 2015 Where:
National Theatre: Olivier Theatre,   South Bank      SE1 8XZ
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Behind The Beautiful Forevers
event > Theatre > Dramas
DATES  10th November 2014 to 14th January 2015
Meera Syal stars in Behind the Beautiful Forevers, David Hare's adaptation of Katherine Boo's book - "a small classic of contemporary writing" at the National ... More about this event
 
Treasure Island (Over 10s)Treasure Island (Over 10s)Treasure Island (Over 10s)The National Theatre's Christmas kids' show takes Robert Louis Stevenson's classic, Treasure Island, and adapts it for children aged ten and above. This stage adaptation has been written by Bryony Lavery, the 67-year-old playwright best known for her play Frozen, who has also penned The Believers, playing at the Tricycle Theatre earlier in the year22nd December 2014Wednesday 21st January 2015 Where:
National Theatre: Olivier Theatre,   South Bank      SE1 8XZ
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Treasure Island (Over 10s)
event > Theatre > Adaptations
DATES  22nd December 2014 to 21st January 2015
The National Theatre's Christmas kids' show takes Robert Louis Stevenson's classic, Treasure Island, and adapts it for children aged ten and above. This stage ... More about this event
 
 
 

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Medea
Medea
Theatre | Until 4th September 2014 

National Theatre: Olivier Theatre

Helen McCrory stars in the title role in Carrie Cracknell's production of Medea, the Euripides' tragedy, adapted by Ben Power ...More

 
The House In The Sky
Exhibitions | Until 7th September 2014 

Southbank Centre 2 minutes walk from National Theatre: Olivier Theatre

Ten artists from home and abroad have been invited to send, by old-fashioned post, an 'abstract communication' musing on the ...More

Festival of Love
Festival of Love
Exhibitions | Until 31st August 2014 

Southbank Centre 2 minutes walk from National Theatre: Olivier Theatre

Love in all its guises is celebrated in the summer-long Festival of Love at the Southbank Centre. Different types of ...More

 
The Human Factor
The Human Factor
Exhibitions | Until 7th September 2014 

Southbank Centre 2 minutes walk from National Theatre: Olivier Theatre

A major survey examining how figurative sculpture has been reinvented from the late-1980s to the present, The Human Factor displays ...More

 
What's Love Got To Do With It
Exhibitions | Until 14th September 2014 

Southbank Centre 2 minutes walk from National Theatre: Olivier Theatre

A selection of works that question the verbal and visual languages of love and the many ways that these languages ...More

Clouds
Clouds
Theatre | Until 30th July 2014 

Southbank Centre 2 minutes walk from National Theatre: Olivier Theatre

Enter a world where clouds turn into sheep, shadows make beautiful patterns across walls and the imagination runs wild. Butlers, ...More

 
Dr Sketchy's Anti Art School
Theatre | Until 1st September 2014 

London Wonderground Spiegeltent 2 minutes walk from National Theatre: Olivier Theatre

Alternative drawing for over 18s....More

Charlie Waite: Silent Exchange
Exhibitions | Until 20th September 2014 

National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre 3 minutes walk from National Theatre: Olivier Theatre

A display featuring recent images as well as those considered most important in the career of the British landscape photographer....More

Great Britain
Great Britain
Theatre | Until 20th September 2014 

National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre 3 minutes walk from National Theatre: Olivier Theatre

Richard Bean, best known for farcical hit 'One Man, Two Guvnors', has penned Great Britain, a topical drama about the ...More

 
Polly Stenham: Hotel
Polly Stenham: Hotel
Theatre | Until 2nd August 2014 

National Theatre 3 minutes walk from National Theatre: Olivier Theatre

A new play by 'That Face' writer Polly Stenham, Hotel comes to The Shed from 31st May. In this tropical ...More

 
 
 
 
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