Theatres and coronavirus
From Monday 19 July, theatres in London are allowed to operate without capacity limits.
And all legal restrictions imposed by the government will be removed.
However, most theatres will still be following procedures such as electronic ticketing etc and may require masks to be worn.
Note that some performances have been cancelled where cast or staff have tested positive and need to isolate.
We advise checking theatre websites for the latest information and what you can expect when visiting.
4 Aug to 11 Sep 2021
Photography (Lesley Sharp) by Alex Telfer
Kae Tempest, the astonishing writer, recording artist and performer, forges an epic new take on Greek legend.
Philoctetes: once a celebrated wartime hero, now a wounded outcast on a desolate island.
When a young soldier appears, his hope of escape comes with suspicion.
And as an old enemy also emerges, he is faced with an even greater temptation: revenge.
Director Ian Rickson returns to the National Theatre following his acclaimed, sold-out runs of Translations.
The all-female company, including Lesley Sharp as Philoctetes, will perform amidst a dramatic wasteland designed by Rae Smith (War Horse, Barber Shop Chronicles).
Background information, advisory warnings
Age suitability: Not available
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London SE1 9PX
Performance days & times
Previews 4 & 5 August
£68, £48, £38, £30, £20
Previews 6 - 9 August
£80, £60, £40, £30, £20
Monday - Thursday eves, all matinees
£86, £66, £46, £36, £20
Friday & Saturday eves
£89, £69, £49, £39, £20
Audio‑described performances, for blind and visually impaired people:
Sat 4 September, 2.30pm preceded by a Touch Tour at 12.30pm
Captioned performances, for deaf or hard‑of‑hearing people:
Wed 8 September, 8pm
Author: Kae Tempest
Director: Ian Rickson
Designer: Rae Smith
Fight director: Terry King
Movement: Coral Messam