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National Theatre Collection 2

National Theatre Collection 2 comprises 20 plays accompanied by a selection of written and filmed resources. These resources include rehearsal diaries, archive materials and interviews with cast and creative team members to explore the craft behind the stage.

Hedda Gabler
Directed by Ivo van Hove and written by Patrick Marber. This new version features Ruth Wilson in the title role, Rafe Spall as Brack, Chukwudi Iwuji as Lovborg and Kyle Soller as Tesman.

Directed by Carrie Cracknell, this new version of Strindberg’s play set in contemporary London stars Vanessa Kirby and Eric Kofi Abrefa.

All My Sons
From the Old Vic and directed by Jeremy Herrin, Sally Field and Bill Pullman star in Arthur Miller’s drama which sees the American dream laid bare.

Three Sisters
Written by Inua Ellams and directed by Nadia Fall, this bold adaptation sees Chekhov’s iconic characters relocated to 1960s Nigeria on the brink of the Biafran Civil War.

The Seagull
Chekhov’s play explores how the old take revenge on the young. It is both comic and tragic and marks the birth of the modern stage. Directed by Jonathan Kent and adapted by David Hare.

A View from the Bridge
Directed by Ivo van Hove, Arthur Miller’s tragic masterpiece features Mark Strong as Eddie Carbone.

Barber Shop Chronicles
For generations, African men have gathered in barber shops to discuss the world. This hilarious new play leaps from Peckham to Johannesburg, Harare, Kampala, Lagos and Accra. Directed by Olivier award-winning director Bijan Sheibani.

Shakespeare’s most terrifying tragedy stars Rory Kinnear and Anne-Marie Duff as Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. Directed by Rufus Norris.

This House
Directed by Jeremy Herrin, This House is a timely, moving and funny insight into the workings of British politics.

I Want My Hat Back
Based on Jon Klassen’s children’s picture book classic, this production supports courses in theatre and musical theatre for young audiences. Directed by Wils Wilson and written by Jon Klassen; music by Arthur Darvill and lyrics by Joel Horwood.

Angels in America Part One: Millennium Approaches and Part Two: Perestroika
Set during the AIDS crisis, six New Yorkers with interconnected lives grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell. This multi-award-winning play features Andrew Garfield, Nathan Lane, Denise Gough, Russell Tovey and James McArdle.

After Life
Adapted from Hirokazu Kore-eda’s award-winning film about a group of strangers who have found themselves in a bureaucratic waiting room between life and death.

Chewing Gum Dreams
An award-winning one-woman play written and performed by Michaela Coel. The more Tracey Gordon learns about the world, the less she understands…

Nadia Fall’s verbatim play paints a vivid picture of life in a homeless hostel. Features Michaela Coel.

Kae Tempest’s epic new take on Greek legend tells a thrilling story of pride, glory, and betrayal.

Rockets and Blue Lights
Directed by Miranda Cromwell, this fiercely political play moves between London past and present as we embark on a powerfully personal voyage through time.

Romeo and Juliet
This bold new film stars Jessie Buckley and Josh O’Connor, in a cast including Tamsin Greig, Fisayo Akinade, Adrian Lester, Lucian Msamati, and Deborah Findlay.

The Threepenny Opera
Rory Kinnear is Mack the Knife in this landmark twentieth-century musical.

Top Girls
Lyndsey Turner directs Caryl Churchill’s wildly innovative play about a country divided by its own ambitions


You can learn more about the productions on the Drama Online website.

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