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King LearKing LearKing LearSimon Russell Beale is King Lear in the Sam Mendes directed production of Shakespeare's great tragedy at the National Theatre, staged from January 2014. The Skyfall director instructs a cast which includes Kate Fleetwood as Goneril and Anna Maxwell Martin as Regan, Lear's two fawning daughters while Olivia Vinall plays Cordelia, his third and favou19th April 2014Wednesday 2nd July 2014 Where:
National Theatre: Olivier Theatre, South Bank SE1 8XZ
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King Lear
event > Theatre > Shakespearean productions
DATES 14th January to 2nd July 2014
Simon Russell Beale is King Lear in the Sam Mendes directed production of Shakespeare's great tragedy at the National Theatre, staged from January 2014. The Sk...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 nominated24th April 2014Saturday 31st May 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 31st May 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: Alan Bennett: TalkNT Platforms: Alan Bennett: TalkThe award-winning playwright discusses his work.7th May 2014Wednesday 7th May 2014 Where:
National Theatre: Olivier Theatre, South Bank SE1 8XZ
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NT Platforms: Alan Bennett: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Literary Events & Book Signings
DATES Wednesday 7th May 2014 - 7pm
The award-winning playwright discusses his work.
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 N14th 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
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
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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King Lear
King Lear
Theatre | Until 2nd July 2014 

National Theatre: Olivier Theatre

Simon Russell Beale is King Lear in the Sam Mendes directed production of Shakespeare's great tragedy at the National Theatre, ...More

 
Tony Law: Nonsense Overdrive
Comedy | Until 19th April 2014 

Southbank Centre 2 minutes walk from National Theatre: Olivier Theatre

"Imagine if Harry Potter was a Canadian non-wizard who writes very funny jokes with his big hands, that's Tony Law," ...More

Susan Calman: The 68 Comeback Special
Susan Calman: The 68 Comeback Special
Comedy | On 19th April 2014 

Southbank Centre 2 minutes walk from National Theatre: Olivier Theatre

Feisty and caustic wit from Glaswegian stand-up Susan Calman, who has appeared on TV as a QI panellist, on Radio ...More

 
National Youth Orchestra Of Great Britain
Concerts | On 19th April 2014 

Southbank Centre 2 minutes walk from National Theatre: Olivier Theatre

Francois-Xavier Roth conducts Thomas Ades' Asyla and Richard Strauss' Ein Heldenleben....More

National Youth Orchestra's Creative Hub Showcase
Concerts | On 19th April 2014 

Southbank Centre 2 minutes walk from National Theatre: Olivier Theatre

A performance of new works by composers from the orchestra....More

Pull Out All The Stops - An Organ Celebration
Pull Out All The Stops - An Organ Celebration
Concerts | Until 7th June 2014 

Southbank Centre 2 minutes walk from National Theatre: Olivier Theatre

Celebrating the complete restoration and return of the Royal Festival Hall's organ, the Southbank Centre is hosting Pull Out All ...More

 
World Street Food Festival
World Street Food Festival
Shopping | Until 21st April 2014 

Southbank Centre 2 minutes walk from National Theatre: Olivier Theatre

The people behind the weekly Real Food Market bring the World Street Food Festival to the Southbank this Easter with ...More

 
Theatre-Rites: Rubbish
Theatre-Rites: Rubbish
Theatre | Until 22nd April 2014 

Southbank Centre: Purcell Room 2 minutes walk from National Theatre: Olivier Theatre

Children aged five and above can enter an imaginary world that celebrates its rubbish. Created by leading children's theatre company ...More

 
Martin Creed
Martin Creed
Exhibitions | Until 27th April 2014 

The Hayward Gallery 2 minutes walk from National Theatre: Olivier Theatre

He got all the bells ringing in the country at the same time to launch the cultural Olympic celebration in ...More

 
Udderbelly Festival
Udderbelly Festival
Comedy | Until 13th July 2014 

Southbank Centre 3 minutes walk from National Theatre: Olivier Theatre

Look out for an upside-down purple cow as you're crossing over the Golden Jubilee footbridge to the Southbank Centre from ...More

 
 
 
 
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