Nation

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National Theatre (Olivier) (London, )
(Waterloo) South Bank
London,
Running Time
2 hours and 25 minutes, with interval
Schedule
In repertoire, check with theatre for details.
Price
£10-£42.50
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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 Mau’s 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 other’s 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 tribe’s 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.

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by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2014

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by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2014

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by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2014

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by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2014

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by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

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by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

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by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

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by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

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by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

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by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

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by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

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by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

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by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

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by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

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by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

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AxS Festival 2014 to Mix Art and Science in Pasadena, 9/19-10/5
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

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by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

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by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

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by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

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2014 Barrymore Award Nominees Announced by Theatre Philadelphia
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

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by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

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by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

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by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

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by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

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by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

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by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

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by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

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