Strange Interlude

Strange Interlude

Lyttelton - National Theatre

  • Booking until: Sunday, 1 September 2013
  • Running time: 3 hours 15 minutes
Strange Interlude description

Shattered when the love of her life is killed in the war and haunted by their unconsummated passion, Nina escapes her jealous Ivy League father and embarks on a series of tawdry sexual escapades until, cajoled by her appalled, long-suffering suitor Charles, she marries the amiable young Sam. But while pregnant, Nina learns a horrifying secret that precipitates a desperate, life-changing decision and propels her fatally into the arms of another.

Following a family from the aftermath of World War One until the late 1940s, Eugene O’Neill’s audacious epic is one of the great masterpieces of American theatre.

Yes, our lives are merely strange dark interludes in the electrical display of God the Father!

Anne-Marie Duff, whose last role at the National was Saint Joan, plays Nina.

Playing at Lyttelton - National Theatre

South Bank, London, SE1 9PX (venue info)

Lyttelton - National Theatre Directions
Performance Times
Mon - 19:00
Tue - 19:00
Wed - 19:00
Thu - 19:00
Fri - 19:00
Sat 13:00 19:00
Sun - -