Waste at National Theatre: Lyttelton


Gerrard McArthur (Lord Charles Cantilupe) and Charles Edwards (Henry Trebell) in Waste at the National Theatre. Image: Johan Persson Pinterest


Don't miss powerful political drama, Waste, as it arrives at the National Theatre.

Originally banned by the censors, Harley Granville Barker's controversial masterpiece exposes the cut-throat, cynical world of sex, scandal and corruption amongst the political elite of 1920s England.

Backstage at a hung parliament, visionary MP Henry Trebell is co-opted by the Tories to push through a controversial Bill. Wholly focused on the cause, he's barely distracted by his brief affair with a married woman until she suffers a lethal backstreet abortion. Threatened by public scandal, the Establishment closes ranks to seal the fate of an idealistic man.

Olivier Award-nominated Charles Edwards (This House, The 39 Steps, Downton Abbey) leads a large ensemble cast as Henry Trebell.

Venue Details & Map

National Theatre

South Bank
+44 (0)20 7452 3000
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