Damned By Despair

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 17TH DECEMBER 2012

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2nd October 2012 until 17th December 2012
 
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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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National Theatre: Olivier Theatre,   South Bank      SE1 8XZ
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The James Plays: James II
event > Theatre > Dramas
DATES  15th September to 29th October 2014
VENUE  National Theatre: Olivier Theatre 
The second of three new plays by award-winning writer Rona Munro about 15th century Scottish kings, in James II the king has become the ultimate prize in a terrible game being played by Scotland's most powerful families. James, played by Andrew Rothney (Blackbird, KJB: The Book That Changed the World, The Cottage), can only trust William his childh... More about this event
 
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National Theatre: Olivier Theatre,   South Bank      SE1 8XZ
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event > Theatre > Dramas
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VENUE  National Theatre: Olivier Theatre 
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event > Theatre > Dramas
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National Theatre: Olivier Theatre,   South Bank      SE1 8XZ
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event > Theatre > Adaptations
DATES  22nd December 2014 to 21st January 2015
VENUE  National Theatre: Olivier Theatre 
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