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“Just fantastic! Not to be missed.”
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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: Stairs / elevator, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
Reviewed August 6, 2014

Without a doubt one of the best and most creative pieces of stage work I have seen.

So clever. Not a word is spoken throughout the show and yet the portrayal of the story is just fabulous. I took my daughter on a recent holiday in London and was really not quite sure what to expect. Within a matter of minutes from the start I knew we were in for something really special and highly memorable.

I don't want to give too much away other than to say that if you take the kids they will love it, but so will you. Captivating for the duration of the show and the right length to keep kids fully engaged throughout with a great pace.

Try to sit near one of the walkways if you can. Your kids will get an bigger kick out of the experience.

Thank Im_a_travlin_fool
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Reviewed August 4, 2014

Always a good choice, this theatre complex offers the best to be had in London, with a constantly up-dated selection of plays. Many have moved on to the West-End later, and become smash hits there. The Complex is undergoing renovation and extension at the moment (July 14) soon to be completed. Our most recent visit was for a new play called "Great Britain". Very topical and very well produced. The Staff here are very special, with many clearly from Drama School etc.
There are several food outlets, from Chic to Self Service. Also bars at all levels of the building. If you have not been here before, consult the site, book, and enjoy. All very efficient.

Thank Peter T
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Reviewed August 2, 2014

Entering the foyer of the national theatre is a bit like walking into an uninspiring out of town bus station. For a national theatrical venue it really leaves a lot to be desired. The building itself is a piece of iconic post-war architecture and a very impressive one at that. However, the inside is a real let down. There is a not very good cafe and little seating is available and no other visible things to do or places that might tempt you to want to stay or linger.

We saw 'Great Britain' which was showing in the Lyttleton theatre which was hugely enjoyable but again the theatre itself, compared to say The Barbican, is nothing to write home about.

Thank nick w
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Reviewed July 24, 2014

This is definitely a show not to be missed and it claims your undivided attention throughout. There are several plots running and characters to follow and televisual information that both conveys aspects of the plot and provides hilarious infrormation - especially the tabloid headings that you can imagine having read!
Your worse nightmares about tabloid journalism are realised and then some and whilst the first half stretches your ability to believe that real people can behave so irresponsibly, the second half is so close to reality as to make you cringe and examine your own conscience.
Billie Piper is superb throughout - such a natural actress - and clearly savouring every moment. But the entire cast are excellent and make all their characters entirely credible.
It is in the Lyttleton Theatre where the seating is excellent.

Thank boss1951
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Reviewed July 20, 2014

The queue to pick up tickets for the matinee performance of 'Great Britain'. was very long and slow. An assistant encouraged us to use the self service machine, which we did. Two stalls' tickets only were dispensed, one where I thought I had booked and one several rows nearer the front. I thought I had made a mistake in the online booking. I sat near the front, with less than five minutes to go a lady claimed my seat, I showed my ticket and waited to see what happened. Two or three minutes later an usher hauled me out of the seat, saying loudly that the seat was in the name if this lady and mistakes like this were always happening. Very embarrassing!

Thank Caf92
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