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Royal National Theatre

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Address: South Bank, Waterloo, London SE1 9PX, England
Phone Number: 020 7452 3000
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This is a theater that everyone can enjoy, from the classics and...

This is a theater that everyone can enjoy, from the classics and spectacular musicals to new plays and special events for the entire family.

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Wonderful theatrical experience of As You Like It at the National Theatre

I greatly enjoyed the production of As You Like It and found myself immediately accepting this different style of presenting this well known play which commenced in a modern high... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Ilford, United Kingdom

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Ilford, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I greatly enjoyed the production of As You Like It and found myself immediately accepting this different style of presenting this well known play which commenced in a modern high tech setting in modern dress! The acting was superb and from my seat in the circle I had a perfect view and could clearly hear all the dialogue. Several days... More 

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Connecticut
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458 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Especially Rosalind and Celia. The critics may not think as much but I always try to attend something at the national when in town. The unique set and change of sets was innovative and fun to witness, even if it got a bit tangled!

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Thank JillConnecticut
London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Some good performances - especially Rosalind and Celia - but overall a tricksy, over-produced waste of time. And money.

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Thank arkadina58
London, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I like the play itself and I was looking forward to see the new production of “As you like it”. However, I was very disappointed by the “modern/contemporary” adaptation and settings. I do not think was suitable! I like the Brutalist style of the main "beton" building. However, I think the new lay out of the main hall is less... More 

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Farnham UK
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237 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This production is inventive and clever with amazing stage effects, costumes and performances. It tackles difficult social problems like cyber bullying, gambling and prejudice in a powerful and accessible way to a wide audience. A triumph!

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In a group of over 10 people the behind the scenes tour is only £8! Completely worth the money! Our guide Sarah was fantastic, throughly engaging and informative. We got to see each theatre and looked at past props. I've never been to see a play at the National, but now I know how wonderful each theatre is equipped I'll... More 

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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a fantastic theatre and wonder.land was brilliant. The show was a modern day twist on Alice in Wonderland and was not like I expected. It took modern day technology and mixed it with the classic Alice story. It was really funny and loved the interpretation of it. Definitely worth a watch!

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Aberdeen
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308 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This modern theatre offers comfortable seating, with more adequate legroom than in some of the older theatres in London. The House Restaurant offers great pre-theatre dining.

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Modern twist on Alice in Wonderland. Subversive, dark, quirky and very well staged. Great music and performances. Managed to captivate our teen and pre-teen - it's hard to find something which we can all enjoy and enthuse about, but this did it.

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Chessington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Another wonderful show at the NT last night as we thoroughly enjoyed the whole National experience with Polly Findley's excellent direction of "As You Like It". It was my Mum's 91 st birthday celebration so we had some logistical concerns about access abut the loan of a NT wheel chair and good lifts sorted them. The tapas at the Terrace... More 

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