Damned By Despair

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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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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £75† 30% off
372 Strand, WC2R | 6 minutes from Damned By Despair
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London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 22nd December 2014 to 8th April 2015
National Theatre: Olivier Theatre, South Bank, SE1 | Same location as Damned By Despair
Seeing Treasure Island activates that "little spark of adolescent runaway that still hankers after adventure and treasure," so says the Financial Times. The National ...More
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Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 17th December 2014 to 9th May 2015
Playhouse Theatre, Northumberland Avenue, WC2N | 5 minutes from Damned By Despair
Olivier-Award winner Tamsin Greig (Episodes, Green Wing, Jumpy, God of Carnage), who made her name as Debbie Aldridge in Radio 4's The Archers, makes her musical ...More
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London > Events > Concerts †Dates: 30th March to 12th April 2015
London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO), St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 8 minutes from Damned By Despair
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Southbank Centre
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Damned By Despair
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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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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
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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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London > Shopping > Delicatessens
63 Stamford Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 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, SE1 | Same location as Damned By Despair
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Las Iguanas - Royal Festival Hall
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Caffe Vergnano 1882
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
Unit 10 Festival Terrace, Belvedere Road, 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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English [Out There!]
London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 16 minutes from Damned By Despair
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Victoria Embankment Gardens
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Jubilee Gardens
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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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King's Arms
London > Nightlife > Pubs
25 Roupell Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes from Damned By Despair
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53 Whitehall, SW1A | 8 minutes from Damned By Despair
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Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden
London > Nightlife > Bars
Belvedere Road, SE1 | 2 minutes from Damned By Despair
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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
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Bassoon Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
Corinthia Hotel London, Whitehall Place, Westminster, London SW1A | 5 minutes from Damned By Despair
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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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London > Business > Venue Hire
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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Treasure Island (Over 10s)Treasure Island (Over 10s)Treasure Island (Over 10s)Seeing Treasure Island activates that "little spark of adolescent runaway that still hankers after adventure and treasure," so says the Financial Times. The National Theatre's Christmas kids' show extends its run into spring as Robert Louis Stevenson's classic is adapted for children aged ten and above. It's a "sharply written adaptation" (The Gu28th February 2015Wednesday 8th April 2015 Where:
National Theatre: Olivier Theatre, † South Bank† † † SE1 8XZ
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event > Theatre > Adaptations
DATES22nd December 2014 to 8th April 2015
VENUENational Theatre: Olivier Theatre†
Seeing Treasure Island activates that "little spark of adolescent runaway that still hankers after adventure and treasure," so says the Financial Times. The National Theatre's Christmas kids' show extends its run into spring as Robert Louis Stevenson's classic is adapted for children aged ten and above. It's a "sharply written adaptation" (The Gu...†More about this event
Behind The Beautiful ForeversBehind The Beautiful ForeversBehind The Beautiful ForeversMeera Syal stars in Behind the Beautiful Forevers, David Hare's adaptation of Katherine Boo's book - "a small classic of contemporary writing" at the National Theatre. The 2012 book was penned after the author spent three years in Annawadi recording the lives of its residents, and now comes to the National directed by the theatre's next artistic di10th March 2015Monday 13th April 2015 Where:
National Theatre: Olivier Theatre, † South Bank† † † SE1 8XZ
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event > Theatre > Dramas
DATES10th November 2014 to 13th April 2015
VENUENational Theatre: Olivier Theatre†
Meera Syal stars in Behind the Beautiful Forevers, David Hare's adaptation of Katherine Boo's book - "a small classic of contemporary writing" at the National Theatre. The 2012 book was penned after the author spent three years in Annawadi recording the lives of its residents, and now comes to the National directed by the theatre's next artistic di...†More about this event
EverymanEverymanRufus Norris directs Carol Ann Duffy's adaptation of the late 15th-century morality play about a man, who is forced to abandon his daily routines to seek a friend willing to speak in his defence against Death. Oscar nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years A Slave) takes the title role with movement choreographed by Javier De Frutos.22nd April 2015Thursday 16th July 2015 Where:
National Theatre: Olivier Theatre, † South Bank† † † SE1 8XZ
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Everyman
The Beaux' StratagemThe Beaux' StratagemSimon Godwin directs George Farquhar's uproarious comedy of love and wealth about two charming bounders, Mr Aimwell and Mr Archer, who flee to provincial Lichfield to marry into money but soon discover their hearts race to a different beat.19th May 2015Sunday 19th July 2015 Where:
National Theatre: Olivier Theatre, † South Bank† † † SE1 8XZ
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