The National Theatre is set to enchant audiences with the world premiere of “London Tide,” a captivating adaptation of Charles Dickens’ “Our Mutual Friend.” Directed by Ian Rickson and adapted by Ben Power, the play promises to be a romantic and propulsive thriller, underscored by original songs from acclaimed singer-songwriter PJ Harvey and Ben Power.

The stellar cast includes Brandon Grace, Scott Karim, Bella Maclean, Tom Mothersdale, Ami Tredrea, Peter Wight, Beth Alsbury, Joe Armstrong, Crystal Condie, Laura Cubitt, Miya James, Stephen Kennedy, Joshua Lacey, Penny Layden, Eric Mok, Liam Prince-Donnelly, Georgia Silver, Ellie-May Sheridan, Jonathan Dryden Taylor, John Vernon, Jamael Westman, Jake Wood, and Rufus Wright.

In the heart of the narrative, a stormy night unravels a mysterious death from the Thames, intertwining the fates of two young women, Lizzie Hexam and Bella Wilfer. With the appearance of the enigmatic John Rokesmith, their destinies hang in the balance. Will they sink or swim in the turbulent waters of Dickensian London?

The creative team, led by Ian Rickson, promises a visually stunning production. Bunny Christie’s set and costume design, Jack Knowles’ lighting, and music direction by Ian Ross set the stage for an immersive experience. The play will run at the Lyttelton Theatre from April 10 to June 22, with the press night on April 17.

Ticket Information: Tickets are available starting from £20 and can be purchased on the National Theatre website. For more information, including details about assisted performances, visit

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The production is generously supported by the National Theatre’s partners, including Official Hotel Partner Edwardian Hotels, The Polonsky Foundation, Bill Bardel, Cockayne – Grants for the Arts, and The London Community Foundation.

Don’t miss this chance to be swept away by the tide of Dickensian drama at the National Theatre’s “London Tide” – an unforgettable journey into the heart of London’s secrets and stories.