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Ends 29th February 2020.
A Sailor leaves teenager Jo pregnant. Art student Jeff offers her a home... but trouble arrives when he misguidedly contacts Jo's flighty mother Helen. Shelagh Delaney's post-war Salford play now has added live jazz. It stars Jodie Prenger, directed by Bijan Sheibani.
Not available. Professional reviewers are impressed with the adding of music to this production, and particularly the director's sharpening of the entire integration. There's lavish praise too for singing Jodie Prenger as a mother in control of nothing, and also victim daughter Gemma Dobson as Helen. The family dynamic is compelling in its dysfunction, and the men they encounter merely add to the predicament. Most reviewers note these strong performances too, and the feeling of a talented ensemble - musicians included - is strong. A worthwhile re-invention seems to be the overall verdict.
The monkey advises checking performance times on your tickets and that performances are happening as scheduled, before travelling.
Monday to Saturday at 7.30pm
Thursday and Saturday at 2.30pm and 7.30pm
Runs 2 hours 15 minutes approximately, including one interval.
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.
Rows D to N: £65 except:
"Premium Seats" row E 10 to 13, 20 to 23; F to K 9 to 22: £85
"Package Seats" row E 14 to 19: £69.50, £71 or £72.50 depending on package chosen.
Row K 1 to 4, 26 to 30: £18
Row C: £49.50
Rows P and Q: £39.50
Row A 2 to 7; B and R: £29.50
Row A 1, 8, 9: £18
"FRIDAY RUSH TICKETS:" Every Friday at 1pm, a number of £20 seats will be released online and by phone for the following week's performances via the National Theatre's website www.nationaltheatre.org.uk or box office 020 7452 3000.