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The National Theatre proudly reveals its captivating line up for 2024.Here’s a quick rundown of what’s in store:

Kin (Lyttelton Theatre, Jan 12 – 27): A piece by physical theatre company Gecko about pilgrimage, compassion, and acceptance.

Till The Stars Come Down (Dorfman Theatre, Jan 24 – Mar 16): Beth Steel’s new play directed by Bijan Sheibani. It’s about a family grappling with a changing world, starring Lorraine Ashbourne, Lisa McGrillis, Derek Riddel, and Marc Wootton.

Dear Octopus (Lyttelton Theatre, Feb 7 – Mar 27): Lindsay Duncan stars in a revival of Dodie Smith’s 1938 play, directed by Emily Burns. A heartfelt exploration of family and growing up.

Nye (Olivier Theatre, Feb 24 – May 11): NT Director Rufus Norris directs Michael Sheen in Tim Price’s new play about Aneurin ‘Nye’ Bevan, the man behind Britain’s welfare state and the NHS.

Underdog: The Other, Other Brontë (Dorfman Theatre, Mar 27 – May 25): Sarah Gordon’s irreverent retelling of the Brontë sisters’ lives, exploring sibling dynamics. Cast includes Rhiannon Clements, Adele James, and Gemma Whelan.

London Tide (Lyttelton Theatre, Apr 10 – Jun 22): A romantic thriller soundtracked by original songs from PJ Harvey, based on Charles Dickens’ Our Mutual Friend. Directed by Ian Rickson, adapted by Ben Power.

Standing at the Sky’s Edge (Gillian Lynne Theatre, from Feb 8): A West End premiere, a journey through six tumultuous decades, directed by Robert Hastie.

Hadestown (Lyric Theatre, from Feb 10): Multi-award-winning musical intertwining mythic love stories. Anaïs Mitchell’s music, lyrics, and book alongside Rachel Chavkin’s direction promise a resonant and hopeful experience.

Jekyll & Hyde (The Lowry in Salford, Jan 12 – 13): The National Theatre’s schools touring production, a radical reimagining directed by Kirsty Housley.

NT Live Screenings: Gareth Southgate leads the England team in “Dear England” from Jan 25. Andrew Scott’s one-man show “VANYA” hits cinemas from Feb 22.

Elena Leo is the Arts & Lifestyle Editor of Ikon London Magazine.