The Visit or The Old Lady Comes to Call

The Visit or The Old Lady Comes to Call

Jeremy Herrin (This House) directs Lesley Manville (Phantom Thread, Long Day’s Journey into Night) and Hugo Weaving (The Matrix, The Lord of the Rings) as former … 

Translations

Translations

Following a sold-out run in 2018, Ian Rickson’s exquisite production of Brian Friel's masterpiece returns to the National Theatre. 

Peter Gynt

Peter Gynt

There was a time not long ago – when Facebook and Google weren’t even words – where we watched TV and learned from it, absorbing any new knowledge we discovered as fact. 

Follies

Follies

Picture the scene. 

Hadestown

Hadestown

Following record-breaking runs at New York Theatre Workshop and Canada’s Citadel Theatre, Hadestown comes to the National Theatre prior to Broadway. 

Hadestown

Hadestown

It’s an odd checklist. 

Antony & Cleopatra

Antony & Cleopatra

Shakespeare will always be Theatre Marmite. 

Exit the King

Exit the King

For those who pertain to be students of the Theatre of the Absurd movement prevalent in the 1950s and 60s, there is nothing of value to you in this review. 

Translations

Translations

It can’t be easy creating a programme that justifies the term National given to the theatres on London’s South Bank, when you know that your most frequent visitors of critics a… 

St George and the Dragon

St George and the Dragon

A folk tale for an uneasy nation. 

Salome

Salome

“There is no language for what happened that night,” states Salome in narration as her older self shortly after beginning this new, happily more feminist, retelling of the myth s… 

Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night

It’s said that one first eats with one’s eyes. 

Peter Pan

Peter Pan

There must be little more that can raise the spirits of young or old than the idea of flying free through the skies.