People who have never been to the National Theatre before now have the opportunity to see live theatre at its best at greatly reduced prices. Particular efforts are being made to invite people who may have experienced the work of the National in their own communities but have never visited the NT's home on London's South Bank; and members of local communities, for whom ticket price may have been a barrier to attendance.
They can choose from one of five major productions: Shakespeare's Henry V, David Mamet's Edmond or John Guare's His Girl Friday in the Olivier, or a choice of two new plays — Elmina's Kitchen and Power — in the Cottesloe.
Paul Hamlyn was a hugely successful publisher and a very generous donator to charitable causes, especially those that made theatre, opera and ballet available to those who hadn't experienced them before. He established the Paul Hamlyn Foundation in 1987 with a personal gift of £50 million.
Hamlyn Night tickets are for people who have never been to the National Theatre before, and are only available through the Hamlyn Office at the National. For details, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 020 7452 3838.