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A National Theatre and Wales Millennium Centre Co-production


18 May – 1 June 2024

Donald Gordon Theatre

One man’s dream of the NHS.

From campaigning at the coalfield to leading the battle to create the NHS, Aneurin 'Nye' Bevan is often referred to as the politician who's had the greatest influence on the UK without ever being Prime Minister.

Confronted with death, Nye's deepest memories lead him on a mind-bending journey back through his life; from childhood to mining underground, Parliament and fights with Churchill in an epic Welsh fantasia.

Michael Sheen © Andy Gotts

Michael Sheen (Good Omens) is Nye Bevan in this surreal and spectacular journey through the life and legacy of the man who transformed the welfare state. It's written by Welsh playwright and screenwriter Tim Price (Teh Internet is Serious Business) and directed by the National Theatre's Artistic Director Rufus Norris (London Road).

A National Theatre and Wales Millennium Centre Co-production


Director – Rufus Norris
Set Designer – Vicki Mortimer
Costume Designer – Kinnetia Isidore
Lighting Designer – Paule Constable
Co-Choreographers – Steven Hoggett, Jess Williams
Composer – Will Stuart
Sound Designer – Donato Wharton
Projection Designer – Jon Driscoll

Aneurin Bevan by Elliott & Fry © National Portrait Gallery, London.
Image distortion by National Theatre Graphic Design Studio.

Age guidance: 12+ (no under 2s)
Under 16s must be accompanied by a paying adult age 18+

Start time:
Mon – Sat 7.30pm
Thu + Sat 2.30pm

British Sign Language (BSL) performance: Thu 23 May 7.30pm
THEATRESIGN Education, Access & Mentoring Ltd provide our BSL services – the interpreter for this performance will be TBC.


£10 off on Mon 20 May (top 2 prices), limited availability. Become a member.


Groups 10+ from £5 off (top 2 prices). Groups payment date 5 February 2024. Organise a group visit.


£5 off (top 2 prices).


£8 off (top 3 prices).


£12 — one free teacher's seat with every 10 pupils (call 029 2063 6464)
Available Mon – Thu on selected seats.

All offers subject to allocations and availability.

Book as early as you can to secure the best choice of seats. Ticket prices may be adjusted and will reflect the most current price for each performance based on demand. Prices are subject to change without notice.

Open Captioning

BSL Interpreted

Audio Described

The Donald Gordon Theatre during a Patti Smith concert

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Donald Gordon Theatre