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Closed August 5, 2017

"Imaginative. Dark. Anne-Marie Duff shines."

The Guardian

Why See Common?

Deceit over decency

Anne-Marie Duff delivers an astoundingly chilling performance in this new play from DC Moore that explores the wilds of England in 1809 when the country was on the cusp of Enclosure, a concept that would alter the landscape and its people evermore. Darkly comic with moments of genuine terror, Duff plays Mary, a devious rogue who returns to her roots seeking sweetly earned revenge.

Duff's seventh full scale production for the National Theatre, Common's murky mixture of myth and rural lives is backed up by an expansive and clever set, stunning costumes and design that will transport you out of your seat and back in time to a country on the edge of chaos. Gritty yet beautiful, don't miss this gem of a production starring one the greatest actors of her generation.

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Opening night: 28 June 2017


Scenes of violence and bad language from the start.

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electrifying EPIC Drama

A highly charged and wholly epic paen to English countryside

The Wicker Man meets Moll Flanders in this highly charged epic about England on the verge of Enclosure.

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