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Olivier Theatre, the National Theatre

Upper Ground, Lambeth, London SE1 9PX 020 7452 3000

NT Entrance March 2015 2. Photo by Philip Vile
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16th March 2020.
At this time there are NO performances of ANY production taking place in the West End or other London venues.

Stay safe, stay well.

From 28th October 2020.
Captioned performance: 2nd January 2021 at 1.45pm.
Audio Described performance: 5th January 2021 at 1.45pm (touch tour available)


Three lives from the Second World War until 1948. Jamaican and British, Helen Edmundson adapts the Andrea Levey epic novel for a cast of 40.
 

From the May 2019 run, Not available.
"Lazy and Stereotypical of Black people, White-centric" rants one reviewer. The rest are unanimous that this is deeply moving and its sweeping story is - bar the odd lull, never less than engrossing. There's praise for Shiloh Coke, Gershwyn Eustace Jnr and Leah Harvey in particular from all quarters, and the projections and direction are considered some of the best of the National's work in recent times. 5 stars from most, a "must see" apparently.
 

The monkey advises checking performance times on your tickets and that performances are happening as scheduled, before travelling.

7.15pm: 28, 29, 30, 31 October 2020; 2 November 2020; 22, 23, 26, 28, 29, 30 December 2020; 1, 2, 4,, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 January 2021.

1.45pm: 23, 30, 31 December 2020; 2, 5, 9 January 2021.

Runs 3 hours 15 minutes approximately.

Theatres use "dynamic pricing." Seat prices change according to demand for a particular performance. Prices below were compiled as booking originally opened. Current prices are advised at time of enquiry.

All performances from 2nd November 2020 onwards:
Monday to Thursday and all afternoons
Stalls

Centre block stalls rows D to O: £66 except
"Premium seats" row E 21 to 40, F 19 to 39, G 20 to 40, H 20 to 40, J 21 to 41, K 19 to 41: £86
Row J 13, 14, 46, 47; K to O 12 to 15, 45 to 48; rows P and R: £56

Side block stalls
rows D to M all seats except the innermost four in D to M: £46
rows D to M innermost four in D to M: £56
row A to C £20

Dress Circle
Centre Block
rows A and B: £56
rows C and D: £36
rows E to G £20

Side blocks
Row A 21 to 24, 60 to 63; B22 to 25, 59 to 62: £56
Row A 4 to 20, 64 to 80; B 4 to 21, 64 to 80: £46
Rows C and D: £36
Rows E to G: £20

 

Friday and Saturday Evenings
Stalls

Centre block stalls rows D to O: £69 except
"Premium seats" row E 21 to 40, F 19 to 39, G 20 to 40, H 20 to 40, J 21 to 41, K 19 to 41: £89
Row J 13, 14, 46, 47; K to O 12 to 15, 45 to 48; rows P and R: £59

Side block stalls
rows D to M all seats except the innermost four in D to M: £49
rows D to M innermost four in D to M: £59
row A to C £20

Dress Circle
Centre Block
rows A and B: £59
rows C and D: £39
rows E to G £20

Side blocks
Row A 21 to 24, 60 to 63; B22 to 25, 59 to 62: £59
Row A 4 to 20, 64 to 80; B 4 to 21, 64 to 80: £49
Rows C and D: £39
Rows E to G: £20

 


Previews to 31st October 2020
Stalls

Centre block stalls rows D to O: £49 except
"Premium seats" row E 21 to 40, F 19 to 39, G 20 to 40, H 20 to 40, J 21 to 41, K 19 to 41: £69
Row J 13, 14, 46, 47; K to O 12 to 15, 45 to 48; rows P and R: £40

Side block stalls
rows D to M all seats except the innermost four in D to M: £32
rows D to M innermost four in D to M: £40
row A to C £20

Dress Circle
Centre Block
rows A and B: £40
rows C and D: £25
rows E to G £20

Side blocks
Row A 21 to 24, 60 to 63; B22 to 25, 59 to 62: £40
Row A 4 to 20, 64 to 80; B 4 to 21, 64 to 80: £32
Rows C and D: £25
Rows E to G: £20

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