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The Grapes Of Wrath

July 17 - September 14, 2024

a tribute to the endurance of the human spirit

National Theatre

Why See The Grapes Of Wrath?

Join the Joads on their quest to California!

Frank Galati's award-winning adaption of John Steinbeck's original masterpiece The Grapes of Wrath comes to the National Theatre's Lyttelton Theatre this July. Directed by Carrie Cracknell (Julie, Oil) this story of false hopes and broken dreams is a tribute to the human spirit, and what it can endure.

Tony Award-winning Cherry Jones (recently known for her part in the hit HBO show Succession) will play Ma Joad in this classic tale.

What is the story of The Grapes of Wrath?

Adapted from the Pulitzer Prize-winning book by John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath tells the story of the Joads, an impoverished family of tenant farmers uprooted from their Oklahoma home during the Great Depression by drought and economic hardship. Faced with nearly unconquerable challenges and driven by a quest for survival, they embark on a journey to California, joining the masses of "Okies" searching for employment, land, and a better future.

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Opening night: 17 July 2024

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17 July 14 September 2024

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You may be required to wear a mask during this performance. Please contact the venue directly for more information.

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