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National Theatre, Olivier is part of the National Theatre complex.

South Bank, London, SE1 9PX

Upcoming Highlights

  • As You Like it

    Booking until Mar 05

  • Les Blancs

    Opens Mar 22

  • The Threepenny Opera

    Opens May 11

As You Like it

Until March 5, 2016

Stage favourite Rosalie Craig (The Light Princess, NT) heads up a talented cast in Shakespeare's comedy As You Like It, playing the lead role of Rosalind. One of Shakespeare's most enduring and popular comedies, As You Like it combines cross-dressing, satire and intellect in a story of love, justice and court life. Famed for originating the phrase "All the world's a stage", this is also a musical comedy, featuring more songs in this one work than the rest of the Bard's plays put together.

Les Blancs

March 22-May 4, 2016

Lorraine Hansberry (A Raisin In The Sun) considered this 1970 work to be her most important. Set in the end days of colony, an African man who was schooled in Western Europe must return to his home country to attend the funeral of his father - who happened to be a revolutionary activist. But when he arrives he finds himself torn between the struggles of his family and fellow citizens, and the life he has become accustomed to in the West. When he is asked to step into his father's shoes, he faces a stark choice - to lead the insurgency against the colonial powers, or to return home and leave his family to their fate.

The Threepenny Opera

Opens May 11, 2016

Homegrown stage and film star Rory Kinnear is set to lead Kurt Weill and poet-playwright Bert Brecht's satirical opera, in itself a nod to the Beggar's Opera as part of the 2016 National Theatre season led by Rufus Norris. The double Olivier Award winner will star as anti-hero Macheath (or Mack The Knife) in this play with songs, set in the Victorian era of London.


Nearby Restaurants

The Green Room - South Bank & Waterloo
0.03 mi away at National Theatre
Main £11 | Three course meal £20
Modern Restaurant: British Cuisine

House - South Bank & Waterloo
0.08 mi away at Royal National Theatre
Main £15 | Three course meal £35
Fine Dining: Modern British Cuisine

Terrace - South Bank & Waterloo
0.08 mi away at Upper Ground
Main £8 | Three course meal £17
Bistro & Bar: Modern European Cuisine

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Nearby Hotels

0.25 mi away at 20 Upper Ground
5 Star, Prices from £198

0.28 mi away at Various locations around Waterloo
5 Star, Prices from £252

0.33 mi away at 46 Blackfriars Road
4 Star, Prices from £140

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