The National Theatre is to launch a ballot for tickets to ‘When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other’ ahead of anticipated high demand for Cate Blanchett’s return to the London stage.

The Australian-born actress is set to star in the production, which will run from January 16 to March 2, 2019.

The National Theatre said a ballot will operate across all performances of the show “due to limited ticket numbers and anticipated high demand”. No tickets will go on general sale.

The ballot will open from 12 noon tomorrow (Thursday) and run for exactly a week. A link to enter the ballot will appear on the National Theatre website when it opens.

A limited number of cheap-day tickets will be available in person from 9.30am on the day of each performance.

Blanchett will perform alongside Stephen Dillane – best known for his role as Stannis Baratheon in Game of Thrones – in ‘When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other’.

The National Theatre said the play “breaks through the surface of contemporary debate to explore the messy, often violent nature of desire and the fluid, complicated roles that men and women play”.

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