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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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Previews from 24th February, opens 3rd March 2022. Booking until 16th April 2022.
Captioned performances: 12th March 2022 at 7.30pm, 31st March 2022 at 2pm.
Relaxed performance: 19th March 2022 at 2pm
Audio described performances: 24th March 2022 at 2pm (touch tour 12.30pm), 9th April 2022 at 2pm (touch tour 12.30pm).

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.

Monday to Saturday at 7.30pm (7pm on 3rd March 2022)
Thursday and Saturday at 2pm and 7.30pm.

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.


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