The L-Space Web : Plays : Nation : 2009

November - London

The world premiere of Mark Ravenhill's adaptation of Nation.

Nation poster

A parallel world, 1860. Two teenagers thrown together by a tsunami that has destroyed Mauís village and left Daphne shipwrecked on his South Pacific island, thousands of miles from home. One wears next to nothing, the other a long white dress; neither speaks the otherís language; somehow they must learn to survive. As starving refugees gather, Daphne delivers a baby, milks a pig, brews beer and does battle with a mutineer. Mau fights cannibal Raiders, discovers the world is round and questions the reality of his tribeís fiercely patriarchal gods. Together they come of age, overseen by a foul-mouthed parrot, as they discard old doctrine to forge a new Nation.

Suitable for 10yrs+

The Olivier Theatre
11 November 2009 - 28 March 2010
National Theatre's Online Ticket Office

Ticket Offers

Nation - A shot of the cast during production

Get over 25% off top two price tickets.

Call 020 7452 3000 and quote promotion 2385 or book online at the National Theatre and enter promotion code 2385.

Top price for £30 and 2nd price for £25. Usual prices £42.50 and £35.

Valid on performances from 1 - 28 January 2010.

Excludes all matinees and Saturday evenings. Subject to availability.

Free tickets for 15-25 yr olds

Live Broadcast

The National will broadcast a live performance of Nation to cinema screens around the world at 1.30pm (GMT) on Saturday 30 January 2010. For a list of cinemas, check out the NT Live website. Tickets for the filmed performance at the National go on sale on 21 December 2009.

Further details: National Theatre

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