Following on from the success of Simon Stephens and Marianne Elliot’s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, the pair collaborated once more to bring Port to the National Theatre.
It has been at the National Theatre for four weeks so far and there is just another month to go before it finishes, so people don’t have long to catch it.
The story takes place in Stockport in 1988. It’s midnight and the 11-year-old Racheal and six-year-old Billy wait in the car in agitated excitement.
Their mother is struggling to contain her children’s happiness of heading to Disneyland. Little do they know that she is about to leave them for good as their father has locked the door.
It’s a pivotal moment, the beginning of a 13-year odyssey for two children, largely abandoned, growing up in the deprived suburban area of Manchester.
This is a hugely powerful play that celebrates the human spirit as Racheal forgets about the past and looks to the future and opts for love.
Time Out said of the production: “Anyone who came of age in a British metropolis of low repute will find something familiar in Racheal’s coming of age and subsequent problems in achieving escape velocity from her hometown.”
With just another four weeks until it leaves the National Theatre, people will need to be quick to book tickets as part of a weekend spent in one of the many luxury hotels in London.
Visitors to the city will be able to get their hands on tickets for as little as £12, while the best seats in the house will cost £34.
The National Theatre is situated next to the River Thames and it is within easy reach of the Waterloo, Southwark, Temple and Embankment Tube stops.