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    Anne-Marie Duff stars in DC Moore’s dark, yet hilarious tale of England in the midst of the murky industrial revolution at the National this July! Directed by Jeremy Herrin (People, Places and Things, This House) this epic story follows Annie-Marie Duff’s Mary, a rogue, thief and faker, returning to her old homeland only to be unexpectedly swept up into a battle for its soul.

    Anne-Marie Duff takes on the starring role in DC Moore’s darkly funny period piece at National this summer. Directed by Jeremy Herrin, Artistic Director of the acclaimed theatre company Headlong, this epic tale of identity and cultural upheaval arrives at to the Olivier Theatre for a limited run 20th July – 5th August 2017.

    Common is set in the early 19th century, at a time of transformation. Anne-Marie Duff plays Mary, an orphaned girl, believed to have drowned many years previously. She returns home from London in search of the woman she loves, Cush Jumbo’s Laura. Mary is a skilled and prolific liar and soon turns her talents to feigning psychic powers drawing the attention of Tim McMullan’s wealthy but heirless landowner. The two form a bond that sets Mary on a path to destruction.

    Jeremy Herrin directs the piece fresh of the back of Headlong’s critically acclaimed sell-out hit People, Places and Things now embarking on a full UK tour. Recently Herrin has captained several epic historical works including adaptions of Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies for which he received nominations for both the Olivier and Tony Award for Best Director.

    Anne-Marie Duff is a BAFTA nominated actress with a litany of TV, film and theatre credits to her name including Suffragette, Nowhere Boy and Channel 4’s Shameless. She returns to the West End this year for the UK debut of Simon Stephens’ exciting new play Heisenberg: The Uncertainty Principle at the Wyndham’s Theatre.

    This stellar cast and crew make Common an unmissable night out at the theatre this summer.

    Sorry this show closed 05 August 2017, we recommend these similar productions.

    Performance dates:
    04 Aug 2017 - 05 Aug 2017
    Running time:
    2 hours and 25 minutes.
    National Theatre - Olivier (See map)
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    Audience Notes:
    Fans of Anne-Marie Duff incredible on-screen performances should ensure they get the chance to see her starring as the cutthroat protagonist of DC Moore’s fascinating new script.

    Latest Audience Reviews

    I enjoyed the play purely because of the cast. Anne-Marie Duff is brilliant in everything she doe... More

    angelahorton's avatar
    angelahorton 03 Mar 2018

    A wonderfully dark story about love, deceit and vengeance. Anne-Marie Duff is phenomenal as Mary.... More

    YM's avatar
    YM Top 200 reviewer 26 Jul 2017

    Despite the reviews, I thoroughly enjoyed this show. It was dark, sad and funny all at the same t... More

    YM's avatar
    YM Top 200 reviewer 21 Jul 2017

    The manner in which the set, the acting and the story intertwined into a uniquely compulsive spec... More

    sketchitout's avatar
    sketchitout 12 Aug 2017

    Apart from a couple of very good performances and some nice design, this is an unremarkable play.... More

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    JGBlunners Top 50 reviewer 09 Jul 2017

    Not great, difficult to understand.

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    Marie-Polo 19 Jan 2018
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