The Red Barn

National Theatre Lyttelton, South Bank, London, United Kingdom, SE1 9PX

Mark Strong and Hope Davis lead the cast of The Red Barn, David Hare’s adaptation of detective writer Georges Simenon’s thrilling novel La Main.

Directed by Olivier Award winner Robert Icke and led by Mark and Hope, the startling new production is set in 1969 Connecticut where, on their way back from a party, two couples struggle home through the snow and storms. But not everyone will arrive back safely...

Mark will return to the National Theatre for the first time in nearly two decades, having recently scooped the Olivier Award for Best Actor as Eddie Carbone in A View From The Bridge, while Hope, perhaps best known for her role in HBO series In Treatment, will make her UK stage debut.

Audiences can expect a thrilling, riveting and gripping production.

Cast & Creatives

Mark Strong, Hope Davis, Elizabeth Debicki, Michael Elwyn, Stuart Milligan, Anna Skellern, Nigel Whitmey, Oliver Alvin-Wilson, Jade Yourell
Georges Simenon
Adapted by
David Hare
Robert Icke
National Theatre in association with Scott Rudin
Lighting Designer
Paule Constable
Tom Gibbons

National Theatre Lyttelton

South Bank, London, United Kingdom, SE1 9PX
020 7452 3000
Official site
Nearest tube
Waterloo (250m), Southwark
Nearest bus
76, 77, 211, 507, D1, D11, P11 (York Road)149, P11 (Stamford Street)1, 4, 26, 68, X68, 76, 168, 171, 171A, 176, 188, 501, 505, 521 (Waterloo Bridge)
Nearest train
Waterloo (250m)

5 spaces reserved for orange badge holders at riverside end of Cottesloe Ave. 4 extra bays opposite Cottesloe theatre for evening performances. Car Park beneath theatre. Spaces reserved for disabled customers near lifts. Free parking voucher available from box office for orange badge holders (present ticket at information desk). Automatic doors and ramps from the Car Park to the lobby and lift.

This venue accepts Theatre Tokens

Access information

How to book
Tel: 020 7452 3000 Email: /
Discounts available for all disabled people.
Limited mobility
Row V of the Stalls is the most accessible area. Aisle seats have the most legroom.
Access description
Main entrance reached from Upper Ground via Theatre Avenue to Theatre Square and a drop off point approx. 40m from main entrance. Box Office and information desk on left. No steps to back row of Stalls (1 step between rows). Glass Lift (80cm wide) up to Circle (or 22 steps up). 3 steep steps between rows in the Circle. Staircases between levels have handrails on both sides; stairs in the auditorium have one handrail.
Hearing impaired
Infra-red system with headsets or neck loops. Collect headsets/loops from box offices. Induction loops at service counters.
Guide dogs policy
Guide dogs are not currently allowed in the auditorium, however staff are happy to dog sit. Dogs will be looked after in the cloakroom.
No steps to the back of the Stalls through entrances on either side of the Long bar. 4 spaces for wheelchair users in row V. Transfer seating available to aisle seats. Wheelchairs stored at back of auditorium.
Women’s and men’s at ground floor level and Circle level.
Disabled toilets
Adapted WC next to right-hand Stalls entrance.
6 licensed bars. Access information: No steps to Lyttelton Long Bar and buffet from the main foyer. Glass lift to Lyttelton circle bar, moveable seats and tables.
This venue accepts Theatre Tokens