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“Alan Aykbourn farce, but not much raucous laughter”
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National Theatre
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This is a theatre that everyone can enjoy, from the classics and spectacular musicals to new plays and special events for the entire family.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed April 2, 2014

The play was competently presented, but just didn't sparkle. Location is great, on the south bank of the Thames, with a good selection of eating places near by, and close to Waterloo station.

Thank Liz J
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Reviewed March 14, 2014

When I first saw the opera 'Barber of Seville' at the Met in New York it was amazing - I understood everything and it was a joy to behold. Then years later I saw the same opera at the Bastille Opera House in Paris and it was dreadful - incomprehensible and just not great - despite being the same music and the same libretto. And so I came with trepidation and excitement to my visit at the National to see King Lear, a play I didn't know, uncertain if I would keep up...unsure whether it would be a Met or a Bastille. Of course the critics were already raving so I had high hopes. My hopes were not only met but they were surpassed.
Of course I worked hard to concentrate and was helped so much by the extraordinary performances, stunning sets and lighting and superb direction. Simon Russell Beale is a giant, commanding the stage, and the theatre itself is comfortable and airy.
What a joy!

Thank Barry L
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Reviewed March 11, 2014

If you like theatre you will love the Royal National Theatre. A real treat. Always changing program's giving you a vast experience in the best of Literature of the day. Situated on the SouthBank you use Waterloo Tube to get there. Best to join the listings so you always have an update of what is happening, A teal treat for a slice Of London Culture.

Thank Shawdiane U
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Reviewed March 9, 2014

Brilliant! Fantastic family entertainment all-round; venue, story line, presentation, actors, attention to detail - the list goes on. Thoroughly recommended!

Thank Jigsaw-31
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Reviewed March 8, 2014

This is a good venue. We watched a concert here with an orchestra playing, and we thoroughly enjoyed our time.

Thank rebeljenn
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