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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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Damned By Despair, Savoy Court, Strand, WC2R | 5 minutes from Damned By Despair
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Damned By Despair, 18-20 Maiden Lane, The Strand, WC2R | 7 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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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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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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Riverside, Level 1, 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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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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Proud Embankment
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8 Victoria Embankment, WC2R | 5 minutes from Damned By Despair
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Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Damned By Despair
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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.2018-04-21T14:00:00+01002018-04-24T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Theatre: Olivier Theatre, † South Bank† † † SE1 8XZ
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Amadeus
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 crow2018-04-21T00:00:00+01002018-05-12T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Theatre: Olivier Theatre, † South Bank† † † SE1 8XZ
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event > Theatre > Open Air
DATES26th February to 12th May 2018
VENUENational Theatre: Olivier Theatre
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
TranslationsTranslationsTranslationsThirteen years after it was last staged at the National Theatre,Brian Friel's modern classic, Translations, returns. Ciaran Hinds and Colin Morgan lead a strong cast in this powerful account of nationhood, which sees the turbulent relationship between England and Ireland play out in one quiet community. Owen, the prodigal son, returns to rural Done2018-05-22T00:00:00+01002018-07-07T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Theatre: Olivier Theatre, † South Bank† † † SE1 8XZ
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event > Theatre
DATES22nd May to 7th July 2018
VENUENational Theatre: Olivier Theatre
Thirteen years after it was last staged at the National Theatre,Brian Friel's modern classic, Translations, returns. Ciaran Hinds and Colin Morgan lead a strong cast in this powerful account of nationhood, which sees the turbulent relationship between England and Ireland play out in one quiet community. Owen, the prodigal son, returns to rural Done...†More about this event
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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