Mnemonic returns at the National Theatre

23 Jan 2024

It is an absolute joy to share with you the news that our ‘astonishing, transfixing, transcendent’ (New York Times) show, Mnemonic will return this June at the National Theatre.

A body is found in the ice, and a woman is looking for her father while a man searches for his lost lover. Mnemonic is as much about origins as it is about memory, and remembering what is lost.

As strikingly relevant today as it was 25 years ago​, Mnemonic asks us: what is our place in the natural world? How have human relationships with the environment shaped patterns of migration? Who are we, and where do we come from?

The cast includes original company members Richard Katz and Kostas Philippoglou, with further cast to be announced.

Directed by Simon McBurney
Set design by Michael Levine
Costume design by Christina Cunningham
Lighting design by Paul Anderson
Sound design by Christopher Shutt

The casting director is Alastair Coomer CDG, the associate director is Christina Deinsberger and the associate set designer is Peter Butler.

“I think about the world differently now than when I entered the theatre, and I know that I shall remember Mnemonic all my life”

Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

“Once seen, never forgotten. No show in our time could claim that more fittingly than Mnemonic”

Paul Taylor, Independent

Playing in the Olivier Theatre at the National Theatre 22 June – 10 August 2024.

Press night 02 July 2024.

Priority booking for our members starts from Tuesday 30 January. Become a Complicité Supporter 

Public on sale will open at 12pm on Thursday 8 February.


For further information contact:
Shaadi Khosravi-Rad | Complicité – Creative Campaigns Producer |