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Thursday 14, October, 7 pm
Complicite’s A Disappearing Number

Full Cast: David Annen, Firdous Bamji, Paul Bhattacharjee, Hiren Chate, Divya Kasturi, Chetna Pandya, Saskia Reeves, Shane Shambhu. Directed by Simon McBurney.

A Disappearing Number weaves together the story of two love affairs, separated by a century and a continent. The first happens now. The second is set in 1914. It tells of the heartbreaking collaboration between the greatest natural mathematician of the 20th century, Srinivasa Ramanujan, a penniless Brahmin from Madras in South India, and his British counterpart, the brilliant Cambridge don GH Hardy.

With a haunting original score by Nitin Sawhney, this piece of startling visual poetry from Simon McBurney and Complicite is a compelling meditation on love, mathematics and the pain of exile in an age when we think we can belong anywhere and have everything.


Thursday December 9, 7 pm

Full Cast: Matthew Barker, David Calder, Marcus Cunningham, Jake Fairbrother, Clare Higgins, Ferdinand Kingsley, Rory Kinnear, Alex Lanipekun, James Laurenson, Patrick Malahide, Ruth Negga, James Pearse, Saskia Portway, Victor Power, Prasanna Puwanarajah, Nick Sampson, Lucianus Michael Sheldon, Leo Staar, Zara Tempest-Walters, Giles Terera, Ellie Turner. Directed by Nicholas Hytner.

Synopsis:Hamlet, the prince of Denmark, sees his father’s ghost. Tormented with loathing and consumed by grief, he must avenge his father's murder. What he cannot foresee is the destruction that ensues.
Following his celebrated performances at the National in Burnt by the Sun, The Revenger's Tragedy, Philistines and The Man of Mode, Rory Kinnear plays Hamlet.


Thursday, January 13 at 7 pm

Full Cast: Lydie Alberto, Sherinne Kayra Anderson, Jonathan Andre, Rolan Bell, Cindy Belliot, Nandi Bhebhe, Kwame Peter Crentsil, Catia Moto da Cruz, Jacqui Dubois, Scarlette Douglas, Poundo Gomis, Paulette Ivory, Aisha Jawando, Wanjiru Kamuyu, Nyron Levy, Melanie Marshall, Shelley-Ann Maxwell, Sahr Ngaujah, Pamela Okoroafor, Tamara McKoy Patterson, Thierry Picaut, Jermaine Rowe, Ira Mandela Siobhan, Craig Stein, Ricardo Coke, Thomas Jazmine, Jarret Thorpe. Directed and choreographed by Bill T. Jones.

Synopsis: Winner of three 2010 Tony Awards including Best Choreography. A provocative and wholly unique hybrid of dance, theatre and music, FELA! explores the world of Afrobeat legend Fela Anikulapo-Kuti. Using his pioneering music (a blend of jazz, funk and African rhythm and harmonies), FELA! reveals Kuti’s controversial life as an artist and political activist. Featuring many of Fela Kuti’s most captivating songs and Bill T. Jones’ visionary staging, FELA! – an original new creation – comes via Broadway to London and the National Theatre.


Thursday February 3 at 7 pm
King Lear

Full Cast: Pippa Bennett-Warner, Ron Cook, Michael Hadley, Derek Jacobi, Paul Jesson, Gina McKee, Justine Mitchell. Directed by Michael Grandage.

Synopsis: An ageing monarch. A kingdom divided. A child’s love rejected. As Lear’s world descends into chaos, all that he once believed is brought into question. One of the greatest works in western literature, King Lear explores the very nature of human existence: love and duty, power and loss, good and evil.


Thursday March 17 at 7 pm
Nick Dear’s Frankenstein

Full Cast: TBA

Synopsis: Danny Boyle’s (Slumdog Millionaire)production of Frankenstein, a play by Nick Dear, based on the novel by Mary Shelley.

Thursday, June 30 at 7 pm
Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard

Full Cast: TBA

Synopsis: Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard, directed by NT Associate Director Howard Davies, whose recent productions of Russian plays (including Philistines, Burnt by the Sun and The White Guard) have earned huge critical acclaim.  Zoë Wanamaker will play Madame Ranevskaya.