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National Theatre (Olivier) (London, )
(Waterloo) South Bank
London,

Schedule

2 hours and 45 minutes, with interval

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Work out what you want and go for it with all your conviction and donít care if you seem outrageous or stupidÖ All thatís needed, in the end, is belief.



Morning in London, Autumn 2011. Across the city, people wake up from an identical, terrifying dream. At the same moment, a young man named John returns home after years away to find economic gloom, ineffective protest, and a Prime Minister about to declare war. But John has a vision for the future and a way to make it happen.



Coincidences, omens and visions collide with political reality in this epic new play from the writer of Earthquakes in London. Set in a dark and magical landscape, it depicts a London both familiar and strange, a London staring into the void. In a year which has seen governments fall as the people take to the streets, 13 explores the meaning of personal responsibility, the hold that the past has over the future and the nature of belief itself.



What Iím saying is, youíre right, there is silenceÖ But you can read something into it.

Review Roundup: National Theatre's 13Review Roundup: National Theatre's 13
by BWW News Desk - October 26, 2011

Morning in London, Autumn 2011. Across the city, people wake up from an identical, terrifying dream. At the same moment, a young man named John returns home after years away to find economic gloom, ineffective protest, and a Prime Minister about to declare war. But John has a vision for the future and his ideas inspire an increasing number of followers. With conflict looming in the Middle-East, their protest takes them to the centre of the city, to the heart of government, where coincidences, omens and visions collide with political reality. (more...)

 
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