The Antipodes

Following acclaimed runs of The Flick and John, Pulitzer Prize-winner Annie Baker returns to the National Theatre with her latest extraordinary play.
The Antipodes at National Theatre

Illustration by Dan Hillier


Genre: Drama
Venue: National Theatre
Starts: Monday 21 October 2019
Closes: Saturday 23 November 2019
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: Not available

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The New American Work Programme is supported by The Harold & Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust, Lawton W Fitt & James I McLaren Foundation and Kathleen J Yoh.


Their phones switched off, a group of peope sit around a table telling, categorising and theorising stories.

This is a world that is both familiar and fantastical.

Their real purpose is never quite clear, but they continue on, searching for the monstrous.

Part satire, part sacred rite, The Antipodes asks what value stories have for a world in crisis.

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London SE1 9PX

Box office tel: 020 7452 3000

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Previews from:Monday 21 October 2019

Press night:Wednesday 30 October 2019

Closes:Saturday 23 November 2019

Performance days & times

Various ‑ check schedule for details.

Various - check schedule for details.



Previews 21 - 28 October

£53, £38 - £15


Monday - Thursday eves, all matinees

£66, £51, £40, £29, £15

Friday & Saturday eves

£71, £56, £45, £30, £20

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Access information

Audio‑described performances, for blind and visually impaired people:

Fri 22 November, 7.30pm

Sat 23 November, 2.30pm preceded by a Touch Tour

Captioned performances, for deaf or hard‑of‑hearing people:

Mon 11 November, 7.30pm

Tue 19 November, 2.30pm


Matt Bardock

Arthur Darvill

Imogen Doel

Hadley Fraser

Conleth Hill

Sinéad Matthews

Stuart McQuarrie

Bill Milner


Author: Annie Baker
Director: Annie Baker, Chloe Lamford
Designer: Chloe Lamford
Lighting: Natasha Chivers
Sound: Tom Gibbons

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