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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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Corinthia Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £244† 34% off
Whitehall Place, SW1A | 6 minutes from Damned By Despair
With 294 bedrooms, multi-level penthouse suites and terraces offering spectacular views of the River Thames, Trafalgar Square and Whitehall - the £300 million restoration of the ... More
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London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £117† 29% off
2 Whitehall Court, SW1A | 6 minutes from Damned By Despair
Emulating the style of a French chateau, this grand Victorian residence, built in 1884, occupies a prime location within Westminster. It's worth staying at the Grade ... More
Strand Palace Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £78† 34% off
372 Strand, WC2R | 6 minutes from Damned By Despair
This West End Art Deco hotel right on the Strand and next to Covent Garden is in a fantastic location for accessing central London and theatreland. ... More
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Damned By Despair, Savoy Court, Strand, WC2R | 5 minutes from Damned By Despair
A multi-award winning hit on Broadway and a 2006 film starring Beyonce, Dreamgirls returns thirty-five years after the original 1981Tony Award-winningmusical was first staged.The story, based ...More
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Lady Windermere's Fan
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 12th January to 7th April 2018
Damned By Despair, 404 Strand, WC2R | 6 minutes from Damned By Despair
Kathy Burke directs the second salvo of Dominic Dromgoole's Oscar Wilde Season at the Vaudeville, staged by Classic Spring, the new theatre company from the former ...More
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Damned By Despair, 18-20 Maiden Lane, The Strand, WC2R | 7 minutes from Damned By Despair
Inspired by a true story and based on the 2005 British film of the same name, Kinky Boots is really all about accepting people for who ...More
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Southbank Centre
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Damned By Despair
London's hub of cultural arts, The Southbank Centre announced in March 2013 that it's set for a £100 million revamp that will see the 1960s design ... More
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Southbank Centre: Purcell Room
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Damned By Despair
Housed in the same modernist block as the Royal Festival Hall and sandwiched between it and the Hayward Gallery, the Purcell Room has a 372-seat auditorium, ... More
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Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall
London > Entertainment > Live Music
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Damned By Despair
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The Poetry Library
London > Attractions > Museums
Level 5, Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Damned By Despair
The most comprehensive and accessible collection of poetry from 1914 in Britain, The Poetry Library within the Southbank Centre contains 90,000 items and is still growing. ... More
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South Bank
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South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Damned By Despair
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The Hayward Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Damned By Despair
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Foyles Royal Festival Hall
London > Shopping > Books
Riverside, Level 1, Royal Festival Hall, South Bank Centre, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Damned By Despair
The family-run Foyles book shop has been in the book selling business since 1906. Around 30,000 books are stocked at this branch on a broad range ... More
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Konditor & Cook
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
22 Cornwall Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes from Damned By Despair
Konditor & Cook specialise in the creation of amazingly tasty cakes which are also sold on to some of the finest restaurants in the city. This, ... More
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Davenports Magic Shop
London > Shopping > Specialists
7 Charing Cross Underground Shopping Arcade, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 7 minutes from Damned By Despair
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Roti Chai: Chaat Shack and Chai Bar
London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
Festival Village (underneath Queen Elizabeth Hall), Southbank Centre, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Damned By Despair
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Festival Terrace, Southbank Centre, South Bank, London SE1 | 1 minute from 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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Courtauld Institute of Art
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Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 5 minutes from Damned By Despair
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Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 10 minutes from Damned By Despair
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The London Film School
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24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 11 minutes from Damned By Despair
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Victoria Embankment Gardens
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Victoria Embankment, Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 6 minutes from Damned By Despair
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Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Damned By Despair
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Jubilee Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
3 Belvedere Road, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Damned By Despair
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The Sherlock Holmes
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10 Northumberland Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 7 minutes from Damned By Despair
Thirsty Sherlock Holmes fans look no further than this homage to the great detective himself and to original Victorian pubs. While you indulge in a soothing ... More
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King's Arms
London > Nightlife > Pubs
25 Roupell Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes from Damned By Despair
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The Clarence
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53 Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 8 minutes from Damned By Despair
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Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden
London > Nightlife > Bars
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Damned By Despair
Designed by the Eden Project, the Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden is the place to be on a summer's evening for stunning sundown views over the ... More
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Gordon's Wine Bar
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
47 Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 5 minutes from Damned By Despair
Home to Samuel Pepys in the 1680s, the building housing Gordon’s is now home to a regular, thriving crowd of drinkers of all ages and all ... More
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Bassoon Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
Corinthia Hotel London, Whitehall Place, Westminster, London SW1A | 5 minutes from Damned By Despair
The cocktails in the Bassoon Bar are very good, expensive, yes, but very, very good. Not only that but the bar has a piano which is ... More
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Skylon
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Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Damned By Despair
The Royal Festival Hall's refurbishment has done away with 'The People's Palace', the marvellously 1950s restaurant that used to occupy this space, and replaced it with ... More
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Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall
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Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Damned By Despair
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The Deck at the National Theatre
London > Business > Venue Hire
South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Damned By Despair
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MacbethMacbethMacbethRory Kinnear and Anne-Marie Duff play Macbeth and Lady Macbeth in this revival of Shakespeare's intense and terrifying tragedy, directed by the National Theatre's Rufus Norris 25 years after his last Shakespeare production. Set in the ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war, ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are propelled towards the crow2018-02-26T00:00:00+00002018-05-12T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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DATES26th February to 12th May 2018
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Rory Kinnear and Anne-Marie Duff play Macbeth and Lady Macbeth in this revival of Shakespeare's intense and terrifying tragedy, directed by the National Theatre's Rufus Norris 25 years after his last Shakespeare production. Set in the ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war, ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are propelled towards the crow...†More about this event
AmadeusAmadeusLucian Msamati sinks his teeth into the meaty role of scheming Salieri in Peter Shaffer's seminal battle of wits between the court composer and his rowdy young prodigy Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, played by Adam Gillen. Directed by Michael Longhurst.2018-03-12T19:30:00+00002018-04-24T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Theatre: Olivier Theatre, † South Bank† † † SE1 8XZ
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Antony and CleopatraAntony and CleopatraAntony and CleopatraRalph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo play lovers Antony and Cleopatra at the National Theatre as Simon Godwin follows the success of Twelfth Night with another Shakespeare production in the Olivier. Hotel Rwanda actress Okonedo starred opposite Damian Lewis in 2017 and now squares up to another heavy hitting leading man, playing the Egyptian queen whil2018-09-01T00:00:00+01002018-10-01T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Theatre: Olivier Theatre, † South Bank† † † SE1 8XZ
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event > Theatre > Dramas
DATES1st September to 1st October 2018
VENUENational Theatre: Olivier Theatre
Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo play lovers Antony and Cleopatra at the National Theatre as Simon Godwin follows the success of Twelfth Night with another Shakespeare production in the Olivier. Hotel Rwanda actress Okonedo starred opposite Damian Lewis in 2017 and now squares up to another heavy hitting leading man, playing the Egyptian queen whil...†More about this event

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