Dear Octopus, Dodie Smith’s hilarious and heartwarming comedy comes to the National Theatre in February 2024 starring Tony & Olivier Award-winner Lindsay Duncan (Sherwood, His Dark Materials, A Discovery of Witches).
Directed by Emily Burns in its first revival since the 1960s, Dear Octopus is a timeless classic, set on the eve of World War Two, that explores the bonds of family, love and loyalty, and the challenges of growing old and letting go.
Dear Octopus will begin performances from February 2024 at the Lyttelton Theatre, National Theatre London
Dates to be announced.
What's the story of Dear Octopus?
Starring Lindsay Duncan as Dora Randolph, the matriarch of a large and eccentric family, this play will make you laugh and cry as you witness the joys and sorrows of three generations of the Randolph clan.
Join them as they celebrate their golden wedding anniversary and discover the secrets, scandals and surprises that lurk beneath the surface of their seemingly perfect lives.
Who is in the cast of Dear Octopus?
Starring Lindsay Duncan as Dora Randolph.
Further casting to be announced.
Who are the creative team of Dear Octopus?
Written by Dodie Smith (The Hundred and One Dalmatians, I Capture the Castle).
Directed by Emily Burns.
Further creative to be announced.
Venue InformationNational Theatre - Lyttelton Theatre, Upper Ground, London, SE1 9PX
Nearest Tube or Train: Waterloo (Jubilee line, Northern line, Bakerloo line)
Nearest Buses: 1, 4, 26, 59, 68, 76, 139, 168, 171, 172, 176, 188, 243, 341, 521, X68, RV1
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