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Lyttelton Theatre, the National Theatre

South Bank, Lambeth, London SE1 9PX 020 7452 3000

NT Entrance March 2015. Photo by Philip Vile
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Ends 1st January 2022.
Captioned performance: 8th December 2021 at 1.30pm
Audio described performance: 15th December 2021 at 7.30pm (touch tour 6pm)
Relaxed performance: 18th December 2021 at 1.30pm

Manor house owner Diana encounters unexpected arrivals seeking refuge in her home during a flood. Fiona Buffini directs Moira Buffini’s new play. Nancy Carroll stars.

Not available. Professional reviewers are resolutely unimpressed with everything except the sumptuous set. Beyond that, there are kind words for some performances - Nancy Carroll and Owen McDonnell as husband and wife - in particular.

Attempting to square the "Far Right" leanings of one refugee with the "good" people they reluctantly shelter apparently mis-fires on all cylinders. Not sharp enough, few comedy lines and too stereotypical seems to be the verdict. "A Twitter thread staged" is the reluctant conclusion of a slew of one to three star reviews.

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

Monday to Saturday at 7.30pm
Wednesday and Saturday at 1.30pm and 7.30pm

NO performances from 24th to 27th December 2021 inclusive.
NO 7.30pm performance on 31st December 2021.
NO 2.30pm performance on 1st January 2022.

Runs 2 hours 30 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.

Lyttelton Theatre prices seating plan


"FRIDAY RUSH TICKETS." Every Friday at 1pm, a number of £10 seats will be released online and by phone for the following week's performances. 

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