The Red Barn

Lyttelton Theatre, National
West End

The great detective writer Georges Simenon escaped France at the end of World War Two, and arrived in the USA to start again. With his American wife, he settled at Shadow Rock Farm in Lakeville. Years later, he wrote La Main, a psychological thriller set in a New England farmhouse.

David Hare; Based on Georges Simenon’s novel 'La Main'
National Theatre in association with Scott Rudin
Robert Icke
Paule Constable
Tom Gibbons
Bunny Christie
Cast list: 
Elizabeth Debicki, Hope Davis, Michael Elwyn, Stuart Milligan, Anna Skellern, Mark Strong, Nigel Whitmey, Oliver Alvin-Wilson and Jade Yourell.
The Red Barn Schedule
Previews from: 
Thursday, 6 October, 2016
Opening date: 
Monday, 17 October, 2016
Available from: 
Thursday, 6 October, 2016
Booking to: 
Tuesday, 17 January, 2017
South Bank, London, SE1 9PX
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Latest The Red Barn News & Features

Hedda Gabler
Friday, September 2, 2016
The National Theatre Season Updates - Ruth Wilson in Hedda Gabler

The National Theatre have today announced further details about their 2016/2017 season, including casting for a number of key productions.

Ruth Wilson will take on the title role of Hedda Gabler in a new version by Patrick Marber, directed by Ivo van Hove which runs from 5 December, with an official opening on 12 December 2016.

The Red Barn National Theatre
Monday, July 18, 2016
Mark Strong and Hope Davis lead The Red Barn

The National Theatre have today announced that Mark Strong and Hope Davis will star in David Hare's latest play The Red Barn, which runs at the Lyttleton Theatre from 6 October with an official opening on 17 October 2016.

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