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John Heffernan - recently seen in Harold Pinter's The Hothouse at Trafalgar Studios - takes his first leading role at the National Theatre playing the king in Christopher Marlowe's erotic and violent play Edward II. Vanessa Kirby, who has previously appeared in BBC2 drama The Hour and the Young Vic production of Three Sisters, plays Queen Isabella, while Kyle Soller, who won the Evening Standard theatre award for outstanding newcomer in 2011, will play Gaveston, Edward II's lover who he calls back from exile after his coronation. Directed by Joe Hill-Gibbins, the production, first performed in 1592, gives a contemporary take on Marlowe's original text. A behind-the-scenes exploration of how power corrupts.

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Corinthia Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £325† 33% off
Whitehall Place, SW1A | 6 minutes from Edward II
With 294 bedrooms, multi-level penthouse suites and terraces offering spectacular views of the River Thames, Trafalgar Square and Whitehall - the £300 million restoration of the ... More
The Royal Horseguards - A Guoman Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £127† 38% off
2 Whitehall Court, SW1A | 6 minutes from Edward II
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
Strand Palace Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £100† 41% off
372 Strand, WC2R | 6 minutes from Edward II
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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Briefs: Close Encounters
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 14th July to 30th September 2017
Edward II, Jubilee Gardens, Belvedere Road, SE1 | 2 minutes from Edward II
Over the past four years Briefs has become one of the highlights of summer on London's South Bank. Now they're back at the Underbelly Festival for ...More
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Wilde Creatures
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 15th to 31st December 2017
Edward II, 404 Strand, WC2R | 6 minutes from Edward II
A month after staging The Gruffalo's Child at the Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue, the Olivier-nominated Tall Stories present a new musical adventure for audiences of all ages ...More
Kinky Boots
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 21st August 2015 to 24th March 2018
Edward II, 18-20 Maiden Lane, The Strand, WC2R | 7 minutes from Edward II
Inspired by a true story and based on the 2005 British film of the same name, Cyndi Lauper and Harvey Fierstein's feel good Tony Award-winning musical ...More
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Southbank Centre
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Edward II
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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Southbank Centre: Purcell Room
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Edward II
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 Edward II
Located by the River Thames, with sweeping views of the capital from the London Eye to St Paul's Cathedral, the Southbank Centre is a unique metropolitan ... More
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The Poetry Library
London > Attractions > Museums
Level 5, Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Edward II
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
London > Attractions >
South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Edward II
This stretch along the Thames is one of the cultural and social hubs of London with the Southbank Centre - which includes Royal Festival Hall, Queen ... More
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The Hayward Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Edward II
The Hayward Gallery has been the originator or host of influential exhibitions since 1968. It mounts temporary exhibitions of contemporary and historical art. The gallery, named ... More
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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 Edward II
The family-run Foyles book shop has been in the book selling business since 1906. Around 30,000 books are stocked at this branch on a broad range ... More
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Konditor & Cook
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
22 Cornwall Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes from Edward II
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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Davenports Magic Shop
London > Shopping > Specialists
7 Charing Cross Underground Shopping Arcade, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 7 minutes from Edward II
From budding Harry Potters and bumbling Tommy Coopers to dynamic David Copperfields, Davenports is a haven for magicians of every level and ability. Non-magicians too are ... More
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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, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Edward II
Popular W1 Indian Street Kitchen, Roti Chai, pops up underneath Queen Elizabeth Hall from 18th until 21st September as part of the 2014 Darbar Festival at ... More
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Las Iguanas - Royal Festival Hall
London > Restaurants > South American restaurants
Festival Terrace, Southbank Centre, South Bank, London SE1 | 1 minute from Edward II
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
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
Unit 10 Festival Terrace, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 1 minute from Edward II
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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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 5 minutes from Edward II
The Courtauld is one of the most prestigious art schools in the country, affiliated with the Oxbridge system and boasting a huge private location and prime ... More
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Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 10 minutes from Edward II
The award-winning Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, designed by Irish architects O'Donnell + Tuomey and awarded the RIBA London Building of the Year Award in 2014, ... More
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The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 11 minutes from Edward II
The London Film School is the oldest-established international school of film technique in the world. The school has contributed significantly to ... More
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Victoria Embankment Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Victoria Embankment, Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 6 minutes from Edward II
Created in 1874, the Victoria Embankment Gardens run parallel to the River Thames, creating a green walkway between Waterloo Bridge and Embankment, and are dotted with ... More
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London Marriott Hotel County Hall Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Edward II
Fancy detoxing in the building where the Greater London Council used to run the city? The Spa at the London Marriott County ... More
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Jubilee Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
3 Belvedere Road, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Edward II
The concrete promenade along the South Bank greatly benefits from this large patch of green grass for striders, strollers and sightseers to relax on. Not ... More
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The Sherlock Holmes
London > Nightlife > Pubs
10 Northumberland Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 7 minutes from Edward II
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
London > Nightlife > Pubs
25 Roupell Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes from Edward II
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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The Clarence
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
53 Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 8 minutes from Edward II
Just a hundred yards from Trafalgar Square, the MOD and the Horse Guard's Parade, The Clarence has an undeniably impressive location that attracts both locals and ... More
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Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden
London > Nightlife > Bars
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Edward II
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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Gordon's Wine Bar
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
47 Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 5 minutes from Edward II
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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Bassoon Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
Corinthia Hotel London, Whitehall Place, Westminster, London SW1A | 5 minutes from Edward II
The cocktails in the Bassoon Bar are very good, expensive, yes, but very, very good. Not only that but the bar has a piano which is ... More
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Skylon
London > Business > Venue Hire
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Edward II
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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Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Edward II
Located by the River Thames, with sweeping views of the capital from the London Eye to St Paul's Cathedral, the Southbank Centre is a unique metropolitan ... More
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The Deck at the National Theatre
London > Business > Venue Hire
South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Edward II
The Deck is a modern roof-top venue with stunning views over the Thames, available for hire at the National Theatre, part of the Southbank Centre which ... More

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FolliesFolliesFolliesImelda Staunton, Tracie Bennett and Janie Dee play the magnificent Follies in this dazzling new production of Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman's musical featuring a cast of 37 and an orchestra of 21. Staged at the National Theatre for the first time, the musical is set in1971 New York. Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies showg2017-09-26T00:00:00+01002017-11-04T00:00:00+0000 Where:
National Theatre: Olivier Theatre, † South Bank† † † SE1 8XZ
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event > Theatre > Musicals
DATES22nd August to 4th November 2017
VENUENational Theatre: Olivier Theatre
Imelda Staunton, Tracie Bennett and Janie Dee play the magnificent Follies in this dazzling new production of Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman's musical featuring a cast of 37 and an orchestra of 21. Staged at the National Theatre for the first time, the musical is set in1971 New York. Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies showg...†More about this event
Saint George And The DragonSaint George And The DragonSaint George And The DragonFor his National Theatre debut writer Rory Mullarkey brings the folk tale of wandering knight and freedom fighter Saint George into the 21st century. 'A folk tale for an uneasy nation', Saint George and the Dragon is a new take on the mythical dragon-slaying story, having been reworked for today's social media obsessed, post-Brexit age. Lyndsey Tur2017-10-04T19:30:00+01002017-12-02T00:00:00+0000 Where:
National Theatre: Olivier Theatre, † South Bank† † † SE1 8XZ
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event > Theatre > Specialist
PRICING£15-£50
DATES4th October to 2nd December 2017
VENUENational Theatre: Olivier Theatre
For his National Theatre debut writer Rory Mullarkey brings the folk tale of wandering knight and freedom fighter Saint George into the 21st century. 'A folk tale for an uneasy nation', Saint George and the Dragon is a new take on the mythical dragon-slaying story, having been reworked for today's social media obsessed, post-Brexit age. Lyndsey Tur...†More about this event
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.2018-01-11T19:30:00+00002018-02-17T00:00:00+0000 Where:
National Theatre: Olivier Theatre, † South Bank† † † SE1 8XZ
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