Damien Molony in ‘The Hard Problem’ 21 January – 16 April 2015 with NT Live cinema broadcasts across the world




We recently reported on Damien’s casting in new Tom Stoppard play The Hard Problem alongside Olivia Vinall, Vera Chok, Jonathan Coy, Lucy Robinson and Parth Thakerar, and today brings even more exciting news!

The National Theatre has announced its new season and released performance dates with an official synopsis for the production via their website and new season brochure.

The play will have a long run at the Dorfman Theatre at the National, from 28 January – 16 April 2015 (with previews from 21 January) and will also be broadcast in cinemas across the world 16 April 2015 (great news for international fans!) with National Theatre Live.


Hilary, a young psychology researcher at a brain-science institute, is nursing a private sorrow and a troubling question at work, where psychology and biology meet. If there is nothing but matter, what is consciousness?

This is ‘the hard problem’ which puts Hilary at odds with her colleagues who include her first mentor Spike, her boss Leo and the billionaire founder of the institute, Jerry.

Is the day coming when the computer and the fMRI scanner will answer all the questions psychology can ask?

Meanwhile Hilary needs a miracle, and she is prepared to pray for one.


January 2015

Wednesday 21 7:30 pm Preview

Thursday 22 7:30 pm Preview

Friday 23 7:30 pm Preview

Saturday 24 7:30 pm Preview

Monday 26 7:30 pm Preview

Tuesday 27 7:30 pm Preview

Wednesday 28 7:00 pm Press Night

Thursday 29 7:30 pm

Friday 30 7:30 pm

Saturday 31 2:30 pm 7:30 pm

February 2015

Monday 2
7:30 pm

Tuesday 3 2:30 pm 7:30 pm

Wednesday 4 7:30 pm

Thursday 5 7:30 pm

Friday 6 7:30 pm

Saturday 7 2:30 pm 7:30 pm

Monday 9 7:30 pm

Tuesday 10 7:30 pm

Wednesday 11 2:30 pm 7:30 pm

Thursday 12 7:30 pm

Friday 13 7:30 pm

Saturday 14 2:30 pm 7:30 pm

Monday 16 7:30 pm

Tuesday 17 7:30 pm

Wednesday 18 2:30 pm 7:30 pm

Thursday 19 7:30 pm

Friday 20 7:30 pm

Saturday 21 2:30 pm 7:30 pm

Monday 23 7:30 pm Captioned

Tuesday 24 7:30 pm

Wednesday 25 7:30 pm

Thursday 26 7:30 pm

Friday 27 7:30 pm

Saturday 28 2:30 pm 7:30 pm

March 2015

Monday 2 7:30 pm

Tuesday 3 7:30 pm Captioned

Thursday 5 7:30 pm

Friday 6 7:30 pm Audio Desc.

Saturday 7 2:30 pm Audio Desc. 7:30 pm

Friday 27 7:30 pm

Saturday 28 2:30 pm 7:30 pm

Monday 30 7:30 pm

April 2015

Monday 6 7:30 pm

Tuesday 7 2:30 pm Captioned 7:30 pm

Monday 13 7:30 pm

Tuesday 14 7:30 pm

Wednesday 15 7:30 pm

Thursday 16 7:00 pm NT Live


The Hard Problem is Sir Tom Stoppard’s first play since 2006 and will be the last play directed by Sir Nicholas Hytner at the National, who will be leaving next year after a decade as the Artistic Director. A significant moment in theatre history then, and a long production brought to life by a creative partnership of immense (indeed knighted) talent, with an impressive cast. The Hard Problem is going to be big and is not one to be missed!

Online booking opens 8.30 am 23 October, earlier if you have National Theatre Membership. For more details, click here.


To comment and discuss Damien in The Hard Problem with other fans, click here!


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