The fertilisation of an idea.

How do you have a baby when you’re 39 and single?

This is the story of Anna. A story filled with many chapters, unexpected characters and curious plot twists.

Following the critically acclaimed ConsentNina Raine returns to the National Theatre with this funny and touching new play about the fertilisation of an idea.

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Nina Raine
Nina Raine
Bruno Poet
Alex Baranowski
Jeremy Herbert

Dorfman - National Theatre

National Theatre, Upper Ground, Ground South Bank, London, SE1 9PX
Nearest tube:
Waterloo, Southwark, Embankment

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Our Stories Review

How do you have a baby if you’re newly single, with no prospective father in sight, and time is literally running out, egg-by-egg? Nina Raine’s new play, Stories, looks at the lengths Anna - a 39-year-old very much in the last-chance saloon for motherhood – would go to take matters into her own hands and find a suitable baby-daddy. While this play is an often quite funny look at what it can... Read more

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Casting announced for Nina Raine’s new play Stories at National Theatre
Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Casting has been announced for Nina Raine’s new play Stories, which is set to open in the Dorfman at the National Theatre in October. Directed by Raine, Stories is about Anna and tells of a single 39-year-old trying for a baby. As previously announced, Claudie Blakley will play Anna following her role in Raine’s play Consent, which transferred to the Harold Pinter after a run in the Dorfman.

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