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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 £325† 22% 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
The Royal Horseguards - A Guoman Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £130† 26% 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 £59† 25% 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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Million Dollar Quartet
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 17th December - 2nd January 2017
Damned By Despair, Belvedere Road, Covent Garden, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Damned By Despair
Spandau Ballet bassist, Martin Kemp, stars in the story of how the world's first supergroup came together when it comes to the Royal Festival Hall this ...More
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In Harmony Lambeth Winter Show
London > Events > Concerts †Dates: Monday 5th December 2016 - 5.30pm-7pm
Damned By Despair, Belvedere Road, SE1 | 2 minutes from Damned By Despair
A rich, varied and joyful programme of music, performed by the young orchestras from Harmony Lambeth....More
Kinky Boots
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 21st August 2015 to 14th January 2017
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, Cyndi Lauper and Harvey Fierstein's feel good Tony Award-winning musical ...More
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Roundabout
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Damned By Despair
The Roundabout, an intimate in-the-round temporary theatre tent, pops up behind the Queen Elizabeth Hall and next to the Hayward Gallery for summer 2015. Between Sunday ... 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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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
This stretch along the Thames is one of the cultural and social hubs of London with the Southbank Centre - which includes Royal Festival Hall, Queen ... More
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The Hayward Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Damned By Despair
The Hayward Gallery has been the originator or host of influential exhibitions since 1968. It mounts temporary exhibitions of contemporary and historical art. The gallery, named ... More
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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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London > Shopping > Books
Royal Festival Hall, South Bank Centre, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Damned By Despair
A fine chain of bookshops, usually occupying smaller premises than Waterstones. Regularly has impressive reductions on new titles, and carries a fairly broad stock. ... More
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Konditor & Cook
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
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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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
Popular W1 Indian Street Kitchen, Roti Chai, pops up underneath Queen Elizabeth Hall from 18th until 21st September as part of the 2014 Darbar Festival at ... More
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Caffe Vergnano 1882
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
Unit 10 Festival Terrace, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 1 minute from Damned By Despair
Based at the Festival Terrace of the South Bank complex, Caffe Vergnano 1882 has long been famous for its sublime coffee honed to perfection by three ... More
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Las Iguanas - Royal Festival Hall
London > Restaurants > South American restaurants
Festival Terrace, Southbank Centre, South Bank, London SE1 | 1 minute from Damned By Despair
Walk through the doors of Las Iguanas and find yourself transported to Latin America, full of rich, vibrant colours, quirky features and custom-made wooden mosaic tables ... More
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London City College
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Royal Waterloo House, 51 Waterloo Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 4 minutes from Damned By Despair
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English Language Institute
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Royal Waterloo House, 51-55 Waterloo Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 4 minutes from Damned By Despair
Wide variety of courses offered. Classes of 12-16. Under £200pw.... More
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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 5 minutes from Damned By Despair
The Courtauld is one of the most prestigious art schools in the country, affiliated with the Oxbridge system and boasting a huge private location and prime ... More
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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
Created in 1874, the Victoria Embankment Gardens run parallel to the River Thames, creating a green walkway between Waterloo Bridge and Embankment, and are dotted with ... More
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London Marriott Hotel County Hall Spa
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Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Damned By Despair
Fancy detoxing in the building where the Greater London Council used to run the city? The Spa at the London Marriott County ... More
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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
The concrete promenade along the South Bank greatly benefits from this large patch of green grass for striders, strollers and sightseers to relax on. Not ... More
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The Sherlock Holmes
London > Nightlife > Pubs
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
A short walk from the South Bank Centre, The Old Vic and The National Theatre this traditional old watering hole is a good place to have ... More
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The Harp
London > Nightlife > Pubs
47 Chandos Place, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 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
London > Business > Venue Hire
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Damned By Despair
Located by the River Thames, with sweeping views of the capital from the London Eye to St Paul's Cathedral, the Southbank Centre is a unique metropolitan ... More
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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
The Deck is a modern roof-top venue with stunning views over the Thames, available for hire at the National Theatre, part of the Southbank Centre which ... More

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AmadeusAmadeusAmadeusLucian Msamati, who "cuts a swaggering figure in Game of Thrones as the pirate Salladhor Saan" (Guardian), sinks his teeth into the meaty role of scheming Salieri in Peter Shaffer's Amadeus. This acclaimed play had its premiere at the National Theatre more than 35 years ago, winning multiple Olivier and Tony Awards before being adapted into Milos F2016-12-05T19:30:00+00002016-12-31T00:00:00+0000 Where:
National Theatre: Olivier Theatre, † South Bank† † † SE1 8XZ
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event > Theatre > Dramas
DATES19th October to 31st December 2016
VENUENational Theatre: Olivier Theatre
Lucian Msamati, who "cuts a swaggering figure in Game of Thrones as the pirate Salladhor Saan" (Guardian), sinks his teeth into the meaty role of scheming Salieri in Peter Shaffer's Amadeus. This acclaimed play had its premiere at the National Theatre more than 35 years ago, winning multiple Olivier and Tony Awards before being adapted into Milos F...†More about this event
Peter PanPeter PanPeter PanJM Barrie's timeless tale of the boy who refused to grow old takes flight in a co-production with Bristol Old Vic. Sophie Thompson (who played Mafalda Hopkirk in Harry Potter and Lydia in Four Weddings and a Funeral) portrays a vengeful Captain Hook opposite Madeleine Worrall as Wendy. Following the acclaimed Jane Eyre, Sally Cookson is back, direc2016-12-07T19:00:00+00002016-12-29T00:00:00+0000 Where:
National Theatre: Olivier Theatre, † South Bank† † † SE1 8XZ
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event > Theatre > Pantomimes
DATES16th November to 29th December 2016
VENUENational Theatre: Olivier Theatre
JM Barrie's timeless tale of the boy who refused to grow old takes flight in a co-production with Bristol Old Vic. Sophie Thompson (who played Mafalda Hopkirk in Harry Potter and Lydia in Four Weddings and a Funeral) portrays a vengeful Captain Hook opposite Madeleine Worrall as Wendy. Following the acclaimed Jane Eyre, Sally Cookson is back, direc...†More about this event
Neverland Tea PartyNeverland Tea PartyFood & Drink, Pop Ups.2016-12-10T16:30:00+00002016-12-17T00:00:00+0000 Where:
National Theatre: Olivier Theatre, † South Bank† † † SE1 8XZ
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Neverland Tea Party
Twelfth NightTwelfth NightViola is washed ashore on a remote island and her brother Sebastian is lost, presumed dead, in Shakespeare's shipwreck fantasy of mistaken identities and unrequited love. Simon Godwin Tamsin Greig as a transformed housekeeper Malvolia, who is swept up in the madness.2017-02-15T19:30:00+00002017-04-17T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Theatre: Olivier Theatre, † South Bank† † † SE1 8XZ
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