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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 > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £325† 41% off
Whitehall Place, SW1A | 6 minutes from Damned By Despair
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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
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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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London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 13th December 2018 to 6th January 2019
Damned By Despair, Belvedere Road, SE1 | 2 minutes from Damned By Despair
Award-winning Australian theatre companies Windmill Theatre Co and State Theatre Company South Australia present the UK premiere of their unique spin on the fantastic fairytale Rumpelstiltskin. ...More
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War Horse
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 8th November 2018 to 5th January 2019
Damned By Despair, South Bank, Covent Garden, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Damned By Despair
This moving adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's World War I epic War Horse returns to the theatre where it all started, the National Theatre, eleven years after ...More
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True West
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 23rd November 2018 to 16th February 2019
Damned By Despair, 404 Strand, WC2R | 6 minutes from Damned By Despair
Kit Harington - famous for his leading role in Game of Thrones - and Johnny Flynn - star of Lovesick, Beast and US TV series Genius, ...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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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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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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Queens Walk, 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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Las Iguanas - Royal Festival Hall
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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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Caffe Vergnano 1882
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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
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1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 10 minutes from Damned By Despair
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24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 11 minutes from Damned By Despair
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Victoria Embankment, Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 6 minutes from Damned By Despair
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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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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
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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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53 Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 8 minutes 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
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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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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Proud Embankment
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8 Victoria Embankment, WC2R | 5 minutes from Damned By Despair
Baz Luhrmann meets Cirque du Soleil at Proud Embankment, an immersive cabaret-dining experience and the largest club of its kind in ... More
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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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South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Damned By Despair
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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 whil2018-12-09T00:00:00+00002019-01-19T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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event > Theatre > Dramas
PRICING£45-£68
DATES18th September 2018 to 19th January 2019
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
Antony & CleopatraAntony & CleopatraRalph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo play the ill-fated couple, who fall fiercely under each other's spell as a war-torn empire crumbles, in Simon Godwin's staging of Shakespeare's doomed romance.2018-12-10T19:00:00+00002019-01-19T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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HadestownHadestownRachel Chavkin directs the UK premiere staging of the off-Broadway musical, which reimagines the story of Orpheus and Eurydice through modern American folk music and vintage New Orleans jazz. Featuring music, lyrics and a book by Anais Mitchell.2018-12-12T19:30:00+00002019-01-26T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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FolliesFolliesFolliesAfter a sold-out run, Follies, winner of the Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival in 2018, returns to the National Theatre in 2019. Joanna Riding takes the place of Imelda Staunton starring alongside Alexander Hanson while Janie Dee and Peter Forbes reprise their roles. This dazzling production of Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman's musical - "s2019-02-14T00:00:00+00002019-03-26T00:00:00+0000 Where:
National Theatre: Olivier Theatre, † South Bank† † † SE1 8XZ
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event > Theatre > Musicals
PRICING£25-£72
DATES14th February to 26th March 2019
VENUENational Theatre: Olivier Theatre
After a sold-out run, Follies, winner of the Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival in 2018, returns to the National Theatre in 2019. Joanna Riding takes the place of Imelda Staunton starring alongside Alexander Hanson while Janie Dee and Peter Forbes reprise their roles. This dazzling production of Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman's musical - "s...†More about this event

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