VenueLyttelton (National Theatre)
Other spaces: Lyttelton Loft
TownWest End
CountyGreater London
From25th April 2008
Opened30th April 2008
To25th October 2008
PricesFrom £10.00. To £41.00.
What is currently on at Lyttelton (National Theatre) (V374)
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The Year of Magical Thinking

The Year of Magical ThinkingT1901857243
Adapted for the stage by Joan Didion from her best-selling memoir of the same name, chronicles the aftermath of her husband's sudden death. 'Grief turns out to be a place none of us know until we reach it. We know that someone close to us could die. We might expect to feel shock. We do not expect this shock to be obliterative, dislocating to both body and mind. We might expect to be prostrate, inconsolable, crazy with loss. We do not expect to be literally crazy cool customers who believe that their husband is about to return and need his shoes.'
Author Joan Didion

Archive :: production:T1901857243, play:S1393238914, venue:V374

Production details

Running time 90 minutes with no interval.

Special Performances

  • 2 Jul 08 Open Captioned (STAGETEXT)
  • 12 Jul 08 Audio Described
  • 15 Jul 08 Audio Described


Producer National Theatre
Director David Hare
Design Bob Crowley
Lighting Jean Kalman
Costume Ann Roth
Sound Paul Arditti
Performer Vanessa Redgrave

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