In 2018, we are presenting a season of exciting work across art forms, including theatre, dance, music, and literature. This includes eight major UK premieres from Europe and beyond, from new productions of classic 20th-century plays to innovative new writing. A thread of cultural and theatrical transformation runs throughout, linking prescient writing from Ibsen to Beckett to the issues playwrights are grappling with in the twenty-first century, and mirroring the changes that our beautiful theatre, built in 1898, has seen.
by Don DeLillo
9 November – 8 December
Josie Lawrence and Joe McGann lead the cast in the first UK production of American literary icon Don DeLillo’s Love-Lies-Bleeding, in a perceptive and surprisingly witty story about a family trying to take death into their own hands.
Sunday 18 November, 7.00pm
Tom Hiddleston, Toby Jones, George MacKay, Faaiz Mbelizi and Yasmin Paige read The Broken Word by Adam Foulds
A ‘spellbinding’ (Sunday Times) performance of Dickens’ classic story of redemption at Christmas in a wonderful Victorian setting.