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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.
Tuesday, 7th May 2013
Sunday, 1st September 2013
3 hours 15 minutes
Lyttelton Theatre, National
Map | Seating Plan
(10mins) Follow signs for exits to the South Bank. This should lead you to an underground pedestrian passage called ‘Sutton Walk’ that emerges at the South Bank. Turn right and walk along the river Thames until you see the National Theat