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Threepenny Opera and the National Theatre’s new season
 
 
The Threepenny Opera and the National Theatre’s new season
 
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London scrubs up for the coronation. The thieves are on the make, the police cutting deals to keep it all out of sight. Mr and Mrs Peachum are looking forward to a bumper day in the beggary business, but their daughter didn't come home last night. Mack the Knife is back in town.
 
A landmark of twentieth-century musical theatre, The Threepenny Opera comes to the National Theatre in a bold new production. Simon Stephens’ vivid and darkly comic new translation of Brecht’s book and lyrics meets Kurt Weill’s extraordinary score.
 
Rory Kinnear plays Macheath.
 
Show running date: Playing from 18 May
 
 
 
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Presale Tickets available from 1pm Tuesday 1 March until 8:30am Friday 4 March. Maximum nine tickets per Cardmember. Tickets must be purchased with your American Express Card. Tickets are limited and subject to availability. Terms apply to all productions listed in this email. Visit nationaltheatre.org.uk/amex for full Terms and Conditions1.
 
 
 
 
The Deep Blue Sea
 
The Deep Blue Sea
 
Terence Rattigan’s devastating masterpiece sees Helen McCrory and Carrie Cracknell reunite following the acclaimed Medea in 2014. A flat in Ladbroke Grove, West London. 1952. Hester Collyer is found by her neighbours in the aftermath of a failed suicide attempt, uncovering a story of need, loneliness and long-repressed passion.
 
Show running date:
Playing from 1 June
 
 
 
The Plough and the Stars
 
Young Chekhov
 
Three early plays by Anton Chekhov, one of the masters of world drama, have been richly adapted by David Hare. The Young Chekhov trilogy opened to overwhelming acclaim at Chichester Festival Theatre last year. The company now come to the National, offering a unique chance to explore the birth of a revolutionary dramatic voice.
 
Show running date:
Playing from 14 July
 
 
 
Young Chekhov
 
The Plough and the Stars
 
To mark the centenary of the Easter Rising, Howard Davies tackles Sean O’Casey’s greatest play. From November 1915 to Easter 1916, as the rebellion builds to a climax half a mile away, the disparate residents of a Dublin tenement go about their lives, peripheral to Ireland’s history.
 
Show running date:
Playing from 20 July
 
 
 
Ma Rainey
 
Ma Rainey
 
Chicago, 1927. In a recording studio on the city’s South Side, a battle of wills is raging.To huge critical acclaim, August Wilson’s play speaks powerfully of a struggle for self-determination against overwhelming odds. In a play inspired by the real-life Blues legend and infused with her music, Sharon D Clarke plays Ma Rainey.
 
Show running date:
Playing until 18 May
 
LES BLANCS
 
Les Blancs
 
An African country teeters on the edge of civil war. A society prepares to drive out its colonial present and claim an independent future. Racial tensions boil over. Lorraine Hansberry’s final drama is an unknown masterpiece of the American stage and a highly theatrical search for the soul of post-colonial Africa.
 
Show running date:
22 March – 2 June
 
 
 
The Suicide
 
The Suicide
 
Things are getting tough for Sam. No job, benefits stopped and stuck in a tiny flat. The pressure is building. Suhayla El-Bushra takes the satiric masterpiece by Nikolai Erdman and smashes it into contemporary urban Britain. Energetic and full of vivid detail, it’s provocative, fast, and very funny.
 
Show running date:
6 April – 25 June
 
wonder.land
 
wonder.land
 
A new musical by Damon Albarn (Blur) and Moira Buffini, inspired by Lewis Carroll’s iconic story. Combining live theatre and digital technology in dazzling new ways, wonder.land is a musical like no other: an Alice for the online generation.
 
Show running date:
Playing until 30 April
 
People Places and Things
 
People Places and Things
 
Emma was having the time of her life. Now she’s in rehab. When intoxication feels like the only way to survive the modern world, how can she ever sober up?
 
Fresh from an acclaimed sold-out season in the Dorfman Theatre, this new production will transfer to the West End for 14 weeks only.
 
Playing at the Wyndhams Theatre, from 15 March
 
 
 
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Terms and Conditions
 
1. Tickets are limited and are subject to availability. Only nine tickets per Cardmember per production are permissible. Tickets must be purchased using your American Express Card. Visit nationaltheatre.org.uk/amex for full Terms and Conditions.
 
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