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The production reunites Martin Crimp (Attempts on her Life, In the Republic of Happiness) and director Katie Mitchell (Waves, Cleansed).
Cate Blanchett makes her National Theatre debut alongside Stephen Dillane, who returns to the National Theatre for the first time since The Coast of Utopia in 2002.
Twelve Variations on Samuel Richardson's Pamela.
'Go on then: lock the doors and see what happens. Show me how much power you really have.'
This new play breaks through the surface of contemporary debate to explore the messy, often violent nature of desire and the fluid, complicated roles that men and women play.
Using Samuel Richardson's novel, Pamela, as a provocation, six characters act out a dangerous game of sexual domination and resistance.
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London SE1 9PX
Performance days & times
Previews 16 - 22 January
£37 - £10
Monday - Thursday eves, all matinees
£54 - £10
Friday & Saturday eves
£58 - £10
Audio‑described performances, for blind and visually impaired people:
Fri 22 February, 7.30pm
Sat 23 February, 2.30pm preceded by a Touch Tour
Author: Twelve Variations on Samuel Richardson's Pamela, a new play by Martin Crimp
Director: Katie Mitchell
Set designer: Vicki Mortimer
Costume designer: Sussie Juhlin-Wallén
Lighting: James Farncombe
Sound: Melanie Wilson
Movement: Joseph Alford