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Run time: Estimated 220 minutes (includes intermission)
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Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo play Shakespeare’s famous fated couple in his great tragedy of politics, passion and power.
In the aftermath of Julius Caesar’s assassination, General Mark Antony now rules alongside his fellow defenders of Rome. But the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra and Mark Antony have fallen fiercely in love. Having neglected his political duties whilst in Egypt, Antony returns to Rome, to attempt to restore his political position. Torn between his duty to Rome and his devotion to Cleopatra, Antony’s actions spark a war which threatens to destroy their love.
★★★★★ “Riveting. Both a Roman triumph and an Egyptian feast.” WhatsOnStage
★★★★★ “An outstanding production. Brings the play to life in a new way.” Observer
Starring: Ralph Fiennes & Sophie Okonedo
Run time: Estimated 180 minutes (includes intermission)
The explosive new play from the Academy Award-nominated master of British drama, David Hare (NT Live: Skylight) starring Siân Brooke (NT Live: Hamlet, BBC’s Sherlock).
Pauline Gibson is a junior doctor, who becomes the face of a campaign to save her local hospital. She’s thrust from angel of the National Health Service (NHS), to becoming an independent Member of Parliament. As media and public pressure mounts on Pauline to run for leadership of the Labour party, she faces an agonising decision…
“Absorbing. A passionate, fluent production.” Independent
“David Hare’s Labour play hits political bullseyes.” Independent
Starring: Siân Brooke & Joshua Maguire
Run time: Estimated 170 minutes (includes intermission)
A brand new play from one of Britain’s best-loved writers Alan Bennett. His celebrated plays include The History Boys and The Lady in the Van.
This hilarious drama takes place in The Beth, a small hospital in England threatened with closure as part of a money-saving drive by the government. A documentary crew, eager to capture its fight for survival, follows the daily struggles at the hospital and the triumphs of the old people’s choir.
★★★★ “A bonus treat from Alan Bennett that leaves you bobbing on a wave of happiness.” Independent
★★★★ “Singalongs and Bennett’s stinging wit light up a state-of-the-nation play.” Guardian
Starring: Samuel Barnett, Gary Wood, Sam Bond, Jacqueline Chan, Sacha Dhawan, Patricia England, Deborah Findlay, David Moorst, Jeff Rawle & Cleo Sylvestre
Run time: Estimated 150 minutes (includes intermission)
Simon Russell Beale plays Richard II in William Shakespeare’s visceral play about the limits of power. Richard II, King of England, is irresponsible, foolish and vain. His weak leadership sends his kingdom int disarray and his court into uproar. Seeing no other option but to seize power, the ambitious Bolingbroke challenges the throne and the king’s divine right to rule.
★★★★ “An alarmingly familiar depiction of England in total chaos.” Time Out
★★★★ “Simon Russell Beale proves himself our foremost Shakespearean actor.” Independent
Starring: Simon Russell Beale
Run time: Estimated 130 minutes (includes intermission)
Gillian Anderson (X-Files, NT Live: A Streetcar Named Desire) and Lily James (Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again) star in All About Eve, the story of Margo Channing. Legend. True star of the theatre.
Lifting the curtain on a world of jealousy and ambition, this new production, from one of the world’s most innovative theatre directors, Ivo van Hove (NT Live: A View from the Bridge), asks why our fascination with celebrity, youth and identity never seems to get old.
★★★★ “This is event theatre done with tremendous panache.” Daily Mail
★★★★ “An acting masterclass from Gillian Anderson.” Financial Times
Starring: Gillian Anderson & Lily James