South Bank London

Dear Octopus

This captivating revival of Dodie Smith’s play is a moving dissection of family and what it means to grow up and return home.

Dates

07 Feb - 27 Mar 2024

Ticket Information

Tickets from £20

Location Info

Address
National Theatre, London, UK

The family, from whose tentacles we can never quite escape…

When a golden wedding anniversary reunites the Randolph family on the eve of WWII, Dora and Charles must reckon with the adults their children have become. Their children, meanwhile, are haunted by the memory of the family they once were.

As the weekend’s celebrations unfold, the family walks a tightrope between intimacy and estrangement, camaraderie and rivalry, love and hate.

Heartbreaking and joyful, this captivating revival of Dodie Smith’s (I Capture the Castle) play is a moving dissection of family and what it means to grow up and return home.

Lindsay Duncan (Hansard) plays Dora in this beautiful, contemporary production, directed by Emily Burns (Jack Absolute Flies Again).

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