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Absolute HellAbsolute HellAbsolute HellThirty years after the rediscovery of Absolute Hell Joe Hill-Gibbins returns to the National Theatre to direct Rodney Ackland's plunge into post-war Soho, full of despair, longing and a need to escape. Branded 'a libel on the British people' on its first airing in 1952 under the title 'The Pink Room', the play was panned. Revised and rewritten but 2018-04-24T00:00:00+01002018-05-23T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre,   South Bank      SE1 9PX
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Now On

event > Theatre > Shakespearean productions
DATES  18th April to 23rd May 2018
VENUE  National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre 
Thirty years after the rediscovery of Absolute Hell Joe Hill-Gibbins returns to the National Theatre to direct Rodney Ackland's plunge into post-war Soho, full... More about this event
 
The National Theatre at The Old Vic 1963-1976The National Theatre at The Old Vic 1963-1976The National Theatre at The Old Vic 1963-1976The National Theatre celebrates The Old Vic's 200th birthday with a new exhibition this spring. The historic Lambeth theatre first opened its doors in 1818 and then in 1963 the National Theatre was established, spending its first 13 years at The Old Vic. Led by Sir Laurence Olivier, the NT established a company of young and emerging actors, playwri2018-04-24T00:00:00+01002018-06-23T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Theatre,   South Bank  South Bank    SE1 9PX
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions
DATES  14th April to 23rd June 2018
The National Theatre celebrates The Old Vic's 200th birthday with a new exhibition this spring. The historic Lambeth theatre first opened its doors in 1818 and... More about this event
 
JulieJulieJulieKnown for her reinterpretations of classic plays, Carrie Cracknell directs Vanessa Kirby (Princess Margaret in The Crown) in Julie at the National's Lyttelton Theatre. Reworked by Polly Stenham and designed by Tom Scutt, the new version of August Strindberg's tragedy brings Miss Julie into contemporary London. As a late-night party begins to die do2018-05-31T00:00:00+01002018-08-04T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre,   South Bank      SE1 9PX
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event > Theatre > Adaptations
DATES  31st May to 4th August 2018
VENUE  National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre 
Known for her reinterpretations of classic plays, Carrie Cracknell directs Vanessa Kirby (Princess Margaret in The Crown) in Julie at the National's Lyttelton ... More about this event
 
Exit the KingExit the KingThis July at the National's Olivier Theatre, Patrick Marber directs his own adaptation of Eugene Ionesco's dark comedy, Exit the King. On the back of his lead role in A Christmas Carol at the Old Vic Theatre, Rhys Ifans stars as the King while Indira Varma takes the role of the Queen. Anthony Ward provides the designs.2018-07-01T00:00:00+01002018-08-01T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Theatre,   South Bank  South Bank    SE1 9PX
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event > Theatre > Dramas
DATES  1st July to 1st August 2018
This July at the National's Olivier Theatre, Patrick Marber directs his own adaptation of Eugene Ionesco's dark comedy, Exit the King. On the back of his lead ... More about this event
 
The Lehman TrilogyThe Lehman TrilogyFrom July 2018, Sam Mendes directs the epic story of Lehman Brothers from its beginning in 1844 to its end 163 years later. Few will forget the scenes of bankers leaving in 2008, their personal effects in cardboard boxes. Stefano Massini's play, adapted for the National by Ben Power, has been staged across Europe. The triumphant world premiere in P2018-07-01T00:00:00+01002018-08-01T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Theatre,   South Bank  South Bank    SE1 9PX
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event > Theatre > Dramas
DATES  1st July to 1st August 2018
From July 2018, Sam Mendes directs the epic story of Lehman Brothers from its beginning in 1844 to its end 163 years later. Few will forget the scenes of banke... More about this event
 
 
 

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Absolute Hell
Absolute Hell
Theatre | Until 23rd May 2018 

National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre

Thirty years after the rediscovery of Absolute Hell Joe Hill-Gibbins returns to the National Theatre to direct Rodney Ackland's plunge ...More

 
Concrete Dreams Exhibition
Concrete Dreams Exhibition
Exhibitions | Until 29th April 2018 

Southbank Centre: Queen Elizabeth Hall 3 minutes walk from National Theatre

Take an immersive audio-visual backstage journey with Concrete Dreams, a free tour which marks the reopening of Queen Elizabeth Hall, ...More

 
Circus Abyssinia: Ethiopian Dreams
Circus Abyssinia: Ethiopian Dreams
Theatre | Until 20th May 2018 

Underbelly Festival 3 minutes walk from National Theatre

Circus Abyssinia, an African acrobatic spectacular from Ethiopia, makes its London premiere at the Underbelly Festival but if you saw ...More

 
ABBA: Super Troupers
ABBA: Super Troupers
Exhibitions | Until 29th July 2018 

Southbank Centre 3 minutes walk from National Theatre

Created in association with ABBA The Museum in Stockholm, the Southbank Centre presents ABBA: Super Troupers, an immersive 60 minute ...More

 
Underbelly Festival
Underbelly Festival
Theatre | Until 30th September 2018 

Underbelly Festival 3 minutes walk from National Theatre

The unrivalled Underbelly Festival returns to South Bank, between the Southbank Centre and London Eye, from April 2018 and they're ...More

 
Macbeth
Macbeth
Theatre | Until 12th May 2018 

National Theatre: Olivier Theatre 3 minutes walk from National Theatre

Rory Kinnear and Anne-Marie Duff play Macbeth and Lady Macbeth in this revival of Shakespeare's intense and terrifying tragedy, directed ...More

 
Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition
Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition
Exhibitions | Until 6th May 2018 

Somerset House 6 minutes walk from National Theatre

The World Photography Organisation stages a large-scale London exhibition showing the winning and shortlisted images of the 11th edition of ...More

 
Dreamgirls
Dreamgirls
Theatre | Until 25th September 2018 

Savoy Theatre 7 minutes walk from National Theatre

A multi-award winning hit on Broadway and a 2006 film starring Beyonce, Dreamgirls returns thirty-five years after the original 1981Tony ...More

 
Rainforest Adventure: SEA LIFE London
Rainforest Adventure: SEA LIFE London
Exhibitions | Until 24th March 2019 

Sea Life London Aquarium 7 minutes walk from National Theatre

Opening to the public on 24th March 2018, just in time for the Easter holidays, Rainforest Adventure brings the UK's ...More

 
Underground Bingo Academy
Underground Bingo Academy
Sporting Events | Until 28th April 2018 

The Vaults, Arch 233 7 minutes walk from National Theatre

After the success of the Social Bingo Academy in Camden, the same pioneering bingo team are taking over the Vaults ...More

 

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The Queen of Hoxton Summer Rooftop: The Lost Vegas
Foodie Events | From 3rd May 

The Queen Of Hoxton

The Queen of Hoxton has been given a makeover once again, transforming into The Lost Vegas Rooftop just in time for summer. One of east London's most popular ...More

Cafe de Paris: Royal Wedding Show
Cafe de Paris: Royal Wedding Show
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 19th May 

Cafe de Paris

Not one the 2,640 members of the public ...More

 
Portobello Live!
Portobello Live!
Concerts | From 6th May 

Portobello Live! Various Venues

Now an established fixture in the festival calendar, Portobello Live! returns on Sunday and Monday ...More

 
Building The Wall
Building The Wall
Theatre | From 2nd May 

Park Theatre

Jez Bond directs the UK premiere staging of Pulitzer Prize winner Robert Schenkkan's gripping political ...More

 
Midsummer Terrace at Mondrian London
Midsummer Terrace at Mondrian London
Seasonal | From 2nd May 

Mondrian London

Popping-up at Mondrian London this summer, the floral ...More

 
Honi Poke, Soho
Honi Poke, Soho
Dining 

Part of London's poké trend, Honi Poke brings fresh and healthy Hawaiian dishes to Soho....More

 
Honi Poke, Fenchurch
Honi Poke, Fenchurch
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After the success of the inaugural site on Soho's Dean Street, Honi Poke has now ...More

 
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November in London 2018
November in London 2018
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There's an explosion of fireworks on the 5th, Star Wars gets the full orchestra treatment ...More

 
November in London 2018
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There's an explosion of fireworks on the 5th, Star Wars gets the full orchestra treatment at the Royal Albert Hall and Gainsborough's Family Album opens at the National Portrait Gallery, it's all in London in ...More

Best Immersive Experiences in London
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At the best immersive experiences in London the ...More

 
Dorsett City
Dorsett City
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Next to Aldgate tube, Dorsett City is an Asian owned four star hotel with ...More

 
Best West End Shows in London for Kids
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Whether it's an all-singing, all-dancing musical or ...More

 
 
 
 
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