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Damned By DespairThe award-winning Irish playwright and poet Frank McGuinness directs a new National Theatre version of Damned by Despair, written by the great seventeenth-century Spanish dramatist Tirso de Molina. Obsessed with his own salvation, the hermit Paulo dedicates himself to ten years of intense penance, but as his faith wavers, the Devil convinces him that he shares his fate with Enrico, a notorious Neapolitan gangster with a one-way ticket to perpetual damnation. An enraged Paulo seeks vengeance against God and assembles a band of embittered outlaws to rival Enrico's troupe. With both men surrounded by escalating crime, the possibility of redemption still hands tantalisingly close. McGuinness has a strong track record of adapting literary classics, and will no doubt bring a fresh take on this subversive and riotous exploration of faith, revenge and love in 1635 Italy. Directed by Bijan Sheibani.

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Vaudeville Theatre, 404 Strand, Regent's Park, London WC2R | 6 minutes from Damned By Despair
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Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Damned By Despair
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Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Damned By Despair
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Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Damned By Despair
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Level 5, Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Damned By Despair
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The Hayward Gallery
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Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Damned By Despair
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Royal Festival Hall, South Bank Centre, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Damned By Despair
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22 Cornwall Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes from Damned By Despair
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Roti Chai: Chaat Shack and Chai Bar
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Festival Village (underneath Queen Elizabeth Hall), Southbank Centre, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Damned By Despair
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Unit 10 Festival Terrace, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 1 minute from Damned By Despair
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London City College
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Royal Waterloo House, 51 Waterloo Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 4 minutes from Damned By Despair
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3 Belvedere Road, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Damned By Despair
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King's Arms
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25 Roupell Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes from Damned By Despair
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The Harp
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47 Chandos Place, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 8 minutes from Damned By Despair
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Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden
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Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Damned By Despair
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47 Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 5 minutes from Damned By Despair
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Bassoon Bar
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Corinthia Hotel London, Whitehall Place, Westminster, London SW1A | 5 minutes from Damned By Despair
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South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Damned By Despair
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National Theatre: Olivier Theatre, † South Bank† † † SE1 8XZ
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National Theatre: Olivier Theatre, † South Bank† † † SE1 8XZ
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Young Chekhov: The SeagullYoung Chekhov: The SeagullA new version of Chekhov's drama about how the old take revenge on the young by David Hare and produced by Chichester Festival Theatre.2016-07-23T19:30:00+01002016-09-03T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Theatre: Olivier Theatre, † South Bank† † † SE1 8XZ
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National Theatre: Olivier Theatre, † South Bank† † † SE1 8XZ
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