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

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2 hours and 25 minutes, with interval

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Following His Dark Materials, Coram Boy and War Horse, the National Theatre's latest spectacular family production is an exhilarating adventure story of survival and self-discovery based on a novel by Terry Pratchett.



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.



Live music, thrilling dance and spectacular puppets combine to bring to life the spectacular and surprising world of Terry Pratchett's Nation on the National Theatre stage.


THE WORLD ACCORDING TO SNOOPY to Receive World Premiere in Texas
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2017

Texas State University Department of Theatre and Dance in association with Harrison/Bowman New Works Commission is proud to bring The World According to Snoopy, a revised version of the classic musical Snoopy!!! to the stage in February 2017.  (more...)

Brian Stokes Mitchell Responds to Talk of Elimination of National Endowment for the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2017

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by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2017

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by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2017

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BWW Feature: Louisville Theatres Join 'Ghost Light' Project - Long As I Can See The Light
by Keith Waits - Jan 21, 2017

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by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2017

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by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2017

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by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2017

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by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

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Brooklyn Center Presents National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica with 3 New York Premieres
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its 2016-17 season with the much-anticipated return of National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica (NDTC) on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 8pm and on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 3pm. (more...)

Stream the Presidential Inauguration Live All Day Here!
by TV News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

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Mark Delavan, Alix Korey and Anne Runolfsson To Lead The Cast Of The York Theatre Company's MILK AND HONEY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Interim Executive Director; David McCoy, Chairman of the Board), dedicated to the development of new musicals and the preservation of musical gems from the past, has announced American operatic bass-baritone Mark Delavan (Tosca), Broadway's Alix Korey (Fiddler on the Roof) and Anne Runolfsson (The Phantom of the Opera) will lead the cast of the 1961 musical Milk and Honey. (more...)

Unpublished Mark Twain Children's Book to be Completed and Released by Random House, 9/26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

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Ars Nova and WP Theater Present SUNDOWN, YELLOW MOON
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

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Critically Acclaimed Play THE LARAMIE PROJECT Examines Hate Crime in CWP Black Box Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

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Vision Latino Theatre Company to Launch Second Season with JUST LIKE US
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

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AUDIO: Lin-Manuel Miranda Shares First Draft of HAMILTON's 'Right Hand Man'
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by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

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The Apollo Chorus of Chicago to Perform Bach's MASS IN B MINOR
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

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Joshua Bell and Jennifer Koh to Return for Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra's 50th Anniversary Season; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO), one of the Nation's premier orchestras as well as a leader in presenting wide-ranging repertoire and adventurous commissions, announces programming for its milestone 50th Anniversary season in 2017-18, which spotlights its virtuosic artists and builds upon the Orchestra's five decades of intimate and transformative musical programs. (more...)

Marlyn Ivey Releases 'Code Word: Chocolate Biscuit'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

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Smithsonian Channel to Present OBAMA YEARS: THE POWER OF WORDS, 2/27
by TV News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

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Chicago Slam Works to Stage Anti-Valentine's Day Farce NEVERMIND, IT'S NOTHING
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Chicago Slam Works Ensemble Theatre announces the World Premiere of 'Nevermind, It's Nothing,' as a cure for a Valentine's Day hangover running Feb. 17 - March 24 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont. (more...)

African American History in Tallahassee - Visit Heritage Sites Across the Cit
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Florida's Capital City has some of the state's most significant African American historical sites, from early homes, schools and churches with roots in the era of slavery to the Civil Rights Heritage Walk commemorating sit-ins and bus boycotts that helped end segregation policies. (more...)

By Popular Demand Second Show Added for Trevor Noah at DPAC
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

By popular demand an additional show for the host of Comedy Central's The Daily Show,Trevor Noah, has been added at DPAC on Friday April 28 at 10p.m. Tickets are on sale Now: online at DPACnc.com, the Ticket Center at DPAC: 919.680.2787, 123 Vivian Street, Durham, NC. Ticketmaster.com / Ticketmaster Charge by phone at 800.745.3000 (more...)

Union County to Celebrate Black History Month with 'A BEAUTIFUL SYMPHONY OF BROTHERHOOD'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Union County celebrates Black History Month with a free performance honoring famed Civil Rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, February 27 at 6:30 p.m. at the Union County Preforming Arts Center in Rahway. (more...)

Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Terrence McNally, Theresa Rebeck and More Respond to the 2016 Election with MORNING IN AMERICA at Primary Stages
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Primary Stages has announced MORNING IN AMERICA, November 9, 9:00 AM - a series of one-minute monologues created by the Primary Stages community of playwrights in response to the 2016 election. (more...)

THE MOTH Comes to Dad's Garage This March
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Georgia-born storytelling nonprofit, The Moth returns to the state where it all began - just in time for its 20th anniversary. The force behind the popular Moth Radio Hour and the Moth podcast kicks off its signature open mic series on March 13th at Dad's Garage (569 Ezzard St SE) in Atlanta.  (more...)

Asolo Rep to Host Behind-the-Scenes Events for THE GREAT SOCIETY and THE ORIGINALIST
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Get rare insights into the artistic process, hear directly from the people responsible for producing Asolo Repertory Theatre's THE GREAT SOCIETY and THE ORIGINALIST, and engage in stimulating discussion inspired by the plays' themes and issues. (more...)

Danny Glover to Narrate A&E's Reboot of True Crime Series COLD CASE FILES
by TV News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

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Seattle Center Offers Inclusive Public Programming Promoting Race and Social Equity
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Seattle Center Festal provides a stage and platform for the traditions, accomplishments and artistic expression of communities that shape the character and course of of the Northwest region.  (more...)

Leaving a Legacy: Paula Stover Retires from Lyric Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Paula Stover, an arts pioneer instrumental in the revitalization of Oklahoma City's Plaza District, will retire from Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma as its managing director this month after more than 40 years with the arts organization. During Stover's tenure, she helped grow Lyric into one of the Nation's premier regional theatres. (more...)

Marcus Gardley's A WONDER IN MY SOUL to Premiere at Victory Gardens
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Victory Gardens Theater continues its season with the World Premiere of A Wonder In My Soul, written by ensemble playwright Marcus Gardley and directed by Artistic Director Chay Yew, with original music by Jaret Landon. A Wonder In My Soul runs February 10 - March 12, 2017, with the press performance on Friday, February 17, 2017, at 7:30pm at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

President Trump: What it Means for NY? on Tonight's MetroFocus on THIRTEEN
by TV News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

The award-winning series MetroFocus premieres new episodes in the New York and tri-state region weeknights at 5 p.m. on WLIW21, 5:30 p.m. on NJTV and 6 p.m. on THIRTEEN. All episodes are available at metrofocus.org following the broadcast. (more...)

Animal Inc.'s Downward Dog is First-Ever Network Show to Premiere at Sundance Film Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

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Act II Playhouse Announces Spring Spotlight Series
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Act II Playhouse is proud to announce its Spring Spotlight Series, with a variety of great comedy and music events. (more...)

CMT San Jose to Stage THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Children's Musical Theater San Jose (CMTSJ), a Nationally acclaimed theater company honored 10 times by the NEA and the oldest operating performing arts organization in San Jose now in its 49th year, presents The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, the first 2017 show of the current Mainstage series. (more...)

CalAtlantic Homes Debuts Stunning Community In Northwest Indiana
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

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Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts Presents the Los Angeles Premiere of 946: THE AMAZING STORY OF ADOLPHUS TIPS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

The brilliant theatricality of Kneehigh, the innovative United Kingdom-based theater company, will be on display at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts once again when 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips has its Los Angeles premiere.  Based on the beloved book by War Horse author Michael Morpurgo, 946 explores everything we thought we knew about the D-Day landings in this tender musical tale of love and war. Adapted by Morpurgo and Emma Rice, who also directs, 946 is a Kneehigh production presented in association with Birmingham Repertory and Berkeley Repertory Theatres. Performances begin February 9 with the opening on February 10. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Take A Look at the Impact of the National Endowment for the Arts on American Culture
by Stage Tube - Jan 19, 2017

According to The Hill, members of Donald Trump's transition team have been meeting ahead of tomorrow's inauguration to outline plans for the 'Heritage blueprint' to reduce federal spending by $10.5 trillion over the next 10 years. (more...)

Fountain Theatre Launches 2017-18 Season for Social Action
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

The Fountain Theatre will open its 2017-18 season of new plays with an urgent warning against the proposed policies of the Trump administration, followed by statements on social justice, inclusion, acceptance of "the other," prejudice, the role of government and the need for human connection. (more...)

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