The Flick

Date: Wednesday 13 April 2016 - Wednesday 15 June 2016


the flick


Date: Wednesday 13 April 2016

Tickets: Mon – Fri & all matinees £45, £35, £25, £15 Sat evening £50, £40, £25, £15 Ways to save: Previews 13-14 April £32, £22, £15 Previews 15-18 April £37, £32, £24, £15


Annie Baker’s extraordinary play arrives at the National Theatre direct from New York, where it won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

In a run-down movie theatre in central Massachusetts, three underpaid employees mop the floors and attend to one of the last 35-millimetre film projectors in the state. Their tiny battles and not-so-tiny heartbreaks play out in the empty aisles, becoming more gripping than the lacklustre, second-run movies on screen.

With keen insight and a finely-tuned comic eye, The Flick is a hilarious and heart-rending cry for authenticity in a fast-changing world.

‘Wondrous, devastating, hilarious, and infinitely touching. A play to be treasured.’
New York Times

‘The Flick offers that beautiful, exquisitely alive feeling you get during the best moments of theatre – that life is too wonderful to be believed.’
The New Yorker

‘The Flick is stunning. Incisive and inventive and unexpectedly moving.’
Huffington Post

‘The tenderest drama – funny, heartbreaking, sly, and unblinking. The Flick may be the best argument anyone has yet made for the continued necessity, and profound uniqueness, of theater.
New York Magazine

‘A moving drama about the beauty and sadness in small lives.’
New York Times

‘A slow-brew, absorbent experience so seldom offered in the hyperspace of attention-deficit culture.’
Vanity Fair


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