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30th June to 20th September 2014
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From Jun 30, Mon-Sat 7.30pm, mats Wed, Sat 2.15pm, no perfs Jul 1-3, no mat perf Jul 23, extra mat perf Jul 24 (captioned perf Jul 29, audio described perf Aug 1, audio described mat perf Aug 2), ends Sep 20
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Great BritainRichard Bean, best known for farcical hit 'One Man, Two Guvnors', has penned Great Britain, a topical drama about the media starring Billie Piper and directed by the National Theatre's Nicholas Hytner. "None is more odious than Billie Piper's convincingly shallow and ruthless news editor, Paige Britain" says Dominic Cavendish, theatre critic for The Telegraph who describes this as, "required, conscience-pricking viewing". Real-life revelations about phone hacking, Rebekah Brooks, Andy Coulson and the rest have clearly inspired this anarchic satire about an ambitious young news editor who occasionally ignores her moral compass to ensure her newspaper comes up trumps in the never ending tabloid battle for readers.

About National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre

The Lyttelton is one of three theatres which make up the National Theatre. It was built in a proscenium style, but has thoroughly modern sightlines and acoustics. There really is no bad seat here as there are no circle rails or view-blocking pillars. More about National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre

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Great Britain† Billie Piper as Paige Britain. Photo credit: Johan Persson †

Great Britain - Billie Piper as Paige Britain. Photo credit: Johan Persson

Great Britain Billie Piper as Paige Britain. Photo credit: Johan Persson†

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Waterloo East Railway Station
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Waterloo Railway Station
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Union Car Park
10 minutes walk
Library Street NCP
12 minutes walk

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London Marriott Hotel County Hall
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £176† 32% off
Westminster Bridge Road, SE1 | 7 minutes from Great Britain
A simply unbeatable location for anyone who loves to keep themselves busy. London's County Hall is at the heart of the South Bank, surrounded by theatres, ... More
The Savoy London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £230† 29% off
Strand, WC2R | 7 minutes from Great Britain
After one of the most ambitious restoration programmes in Britain, The Savoy was officially reopened in autumn 2010 by Prince Charles. Pierre Yves Rochon's three-year, £220-million ... More
ME London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £191† 40% off
336-337 The Strand, WC2R | 8 minutes from Great Britain
A luxurious 5-star hotel situated right in the heart of the city, ME London offers guests a lavish accommodation experience. Floor-to-ceiling windows provide the impeccable guestrooms ... More
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Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 20th December 2014 to 9th May 2015
Playhouse Theatre, Northumberland Avenue, WC2N | 8 minutes from Great Britain
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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The Scottsboro Boys
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 4th October 2014 to 21st February 2015
Garrick Theatre, 2 Charing Cross Road, South Bank, London WC2H | 12 minutes from Great Britain
It's 1931, nine young black men aged between 12 and 19 are travelling on a train through Scottsboro, looking for a new life. Following a sold ...More
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War Horse
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 28th March 2009 to 14th February 2015
New London Theatre, Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 13 minutes from Great Britain
This moving adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's World War I epic War Horse gets a West End transfer to the New London Theatre after two critically acclaimed ...More
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London > Entertainment > Theatres
National Theatre, South Bank, SE1 | Same location as Great Britain
Replacing the National Theatre's Cottesloe Theatre, which closed on 23rd February 2013, the Dorfman Theatre will see the site redeveloped, with a greater capacity, more comfortable ... More
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BFI IMAX Cinema
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
1 Charlie Chaplin Walk, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Great Britain
With a huge 26m x 20m screen, a 12,000 watt digital surround sound-system, and the special multi-dimensional technology of the IMAX format (short for Image Maximum), ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Southbank Centre
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Great Britain
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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Sights and Attractions near Great Britain

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Great Britain
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The Hayward Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Great Britain
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Poetry Library
London > Attractions > Museums
Level 5, Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Great Britain
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Courtauld Institute Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 6 minutes from Great Britain
Manet's 'Bar at the Folies-Bergeres', Van Gogh's 'Self-Portrait with a Bandaged Ear' and Renoir's 'La Loge' are just a few of the celebrated artworks displayed at ... More
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Shopping near Great Britain

The best shops and markets near Great Britain
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Foyles Royal Festival Hall
London > Shopping > Books
Riverside, Level 1, Royal Festival Hall, South Bank Centre, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Great Britain
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Konditor & Cook
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
63 Stamford Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 4 minutes from Great Britain
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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Konditor & Cook
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
22 Cornwall Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 4 minutes from Great Britain
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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Restaurants near Great Britain

What are the best dining options near Great Britain London?
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Mezzanine
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
National Theatre, Upper Ground - South Bank, SE1 | Same location as Great Britain
Modern European Cuisine... More
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Benugo Bar & Kitchen
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Great Britain
Benugo is a high class chain of cafes selling handmade sandwiches, salads and desserts. What makes it stand out from the over-crowded coffee shop market is ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
RSJ
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
13A Coin Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Great Britain
French cuisine. Booking advised. Separate room for parties. Tables on patio. ... More
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Education near Great Britain

Near Great Britain
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Career Energy
London > Education > Careers Services
4-6 Staple Inn, Holborn, London WC1V | 14 minutes from Great Britain
Situated in the heart of London, Career Energy – formed in March 2002 - offers comprehensive advice on careers, career change and job searching. They’ll analyse ... More
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English [Out There!]
London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 17 minutes from Great Britain
English [Out There!] takes a very hands-on approach to learning English. The course places an emphasis on using what you have learned. Students are taken out ... More
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The Method Studio
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1R | 17 minutes from Great Britain
Learn to act by becoming the person you are portraying. Think yourself into the role... eat what they would eat, weigh what they would weigh, behave ... More
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Great Britain gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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London Marriott Hotel County Hall Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes from Great Britain
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 | 7 minutes from Great Britain
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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Chang's Hapkido Academy
London > Leisure > Martial Arts
Topnotch Health Club, 3 Tudor Street, City, London EC4Y | 9 minutes from Great Britain
Grandmaster Gedo Chang's Hapkido martial arts schools emphasises practical self-defence, confidence, balance and fitness. The ancient Korean martial art of Hapkido is made up of three components: ... More
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Pubs near Great Britain

The best pubs near London Great Britain.
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The Thirsty Bear
London > Nightlife > Pubs
62 Stamford Street, SE1 | 5 minutes from Great Britain
If you're the kind of drinker who gets thirsty, very thirsty, and you don't have the time or patience to queue for at a very busy ... More
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King's Arms
London > Nightlife > Pubs
25 Roupell Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 5 minutes from Great Britain
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 Anchor & Hope
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
36 The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 | 8 minutes from Great Britain
This is a gastropub that takes both parts of its name seriously, and you can certainly have a good evening just popping in to sample some ... More
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Nightlife near Great Britain

Great Britain clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden
London > Nightlife > Bars
Belvedere Road, SE1 | 3 minutes from Great Britain
Designed by the Eden Project and run by Company of Cooks, the Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden is the place to be on a summer's evening ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Oxo Tower Bar & Brasserie
London > Nightlife > Bars
Oxo Tower Wharf, Barge House Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 5 minutes from Great Britain
Boasting one of the best views in town, the Oxo Tower Bar is perfect for combining a spot of leisurely (if static) sightseeing with some classy ... More
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The Lobby Bar at One Aldwych
London > Nightlife > Bars
1 Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 8 minutes from Great Britain
Named one of the top five hotel bars in the world by the Sunday Telegraph, the Lobby Bar at the chic One Aldwych hotel is renowned ... More
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Meeting venue hire near Great Britain

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Great Britain.
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The Deck at the National Theatre
London > Business > Venue Hire
South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Great Britain
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
National Theatre
London > Business > Venue Hire
South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Great Britain
The greatest theatre in the world? Probably. Each year the three superb venues in the National Theatre put on a significant proportion of the world's best ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Skylon
London > Business > Venue Hire
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Great Britain
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

National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre events

Great BritainGreat BritainGreat BritainRichard Bean, best known for farcical hit 'One Man, Two Guvnors', has penned Great Britain, a topical drama about the media starring Billie Piper and directed by the National Theatre's Nicholas Hytner. "None is more odious than Billie Piper's convincingly shallow and ruthless news editor, Paige Britain" says Dominic Cavendish, theatre critic for Th25th July 2014Saturday 20th September 2014 Where:
National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre, † South Bank† † † SE1 9PX
Category: event
Ongoing
Great Britain
event > Theatre > Comedies
DATES30th June to 20th September 2014
VENUENational Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre†
Richard Bean, best known for farcical hit 'One Man, Two Guvnors', has penned Great Britain, a topical drama about the media starring Billie Piper and directed by the National Theatre's Nicholas Hytner. "None is more odious than Billie Piper's convincingly shallow and ruthless news editor, Paige Britain" says Dominic Cavendish, theatre critic for Th...†More about this event
Kate Adie: TalkKate Adie: TalkThe journalist discusses her book Fighting On The Home Front with journalist Rosie Goldsmith, followed by a book signing.31st July 2014Thursday 31st July 2014 Where:
National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre, † South Bank† † † SE1 9PX
Category: event
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Kate Adie: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATESThursday 31st July 2014 - 6pm
VENUENational Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre†
The journalist discusses her book Fighting On The Home Front with journalist Rosie Goldsmith, followed by a book signing.
NT Platforms: Carrie Cracknell And Ben Power On Medea: TalkNT Platforms: Carrie Cracknell And Ben Power On Medea: TalkThe director and playwright talk about their new version of Euripides' tragedy.12th August 2014Tuesday 12th August 2014 Where:
National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre, † South Bank† † † SE1 9PX
Category: event
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NT Platforms: Carrie Cracknell And Ben Power On Medea: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATESTuesday 12th August 2014 - 6pm
VENUENational Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre†
The director and playwright talk about their new version of Euripides' tragedy.
BallyturkBallyturkBallyturkThe lives of two men unravel quickly over the course of 90 minutes in Enda Walsh's ambitious and tender new play, Ballyturk. Irish actor Cillian Murphy, who stars in BBC Two period crime drama Peaky Blinders and whose film credits include 'Disco Pigs', Danny Boyle's '28 Days Later...' and Neil Jordan's 'Breakfast on Pluto', returns to the National 11th September 2014Saturday 11th October 2014 Where:
National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre, † South Bank† † † SE1 9PX
Category: event
Ballyturk
event > Theatre > Dramas
DATES11th September to 11th October 2014
VENUENational Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre†
The lives of two men unravel quickly over the course of 90 minutes in Enda Walsh's ambitious and tender new play, Ballyturk. Irish actor Cillian Murphy, who stars in BBC Two period crime drama Peaky Blinders and whose film credits include 'Disco Pigs', Danny Boyle's '28 Days Later...' and Neil Jordan's 'Breakfast on Pluto', returns to the National ...†More about this event
Enda Walsh: TalkEnda Walsh: TalkThe writer and director discusses his play Ballyturk.19th September 2014Friday 19th September 2014 Where:
National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre, † South Bank† † † SE1 9PX
Category: event
Enda Walsh: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATESFriday 19th September 2014 - 6pm
VENUENational Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre†
The writer and director discusses his play Ballyturk.
John Lahr: TalkJohn Lahr: TalkThe author and critic discusses and signs copies of his book Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage Of The Flesh.22nd September 2014Monday 22nd September 2014 Where:
National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre, † South Bank† † † SE1 9PX
Category: event
John Lahr: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATESMonday 22nd September 2014 - 6pm
VENUENational Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre†
The author and critic discusses and signs copies of his book Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage Of The Flesh.
NT Platforms: Rona Munro And Laurie Sansom On The James Plays: TalkNT Platforms: Rona Munro And Laurie Sansom On The James Plays: TalkThe playwright and director discuss the trilogy of plays.26th September 2014Friday 26th September 2014 Where:
National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre, † South Bank† † † SE1 9PX
Category: event
NT Platforms: Rona Munro And Laurie Sansom On The James Plays: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATESFriday 26th September 2014 - 6pm
VENUENational Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre†
The playwright and director discuss the trilogy of plays.
DV8 Physical Theatre: JOHNDV8 Physical Theatre: JOHNA verbatim dance-theatre work combining movement and spoken word, created by Lloyd Newson, following interviews with men, asking questions about love and sex. Contains adult themes, strong language and nudity. Not suitable for ages below 16.30th October 2014Tuesday 13th January 2015 Where:
National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre, † South Bank† † † SE1 9PX
Category: event
DV8 Physical Theatre: JOHN
event > Dance > Modern Dance - Physical Theatre
DATES30th October 2014 to 13th January 2015
VENUENational Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre†
A verbatim dance-theatre work combining movement and spoken word, created by Lloyd Newson, following interviews with men, asking questions about love and sex. Contains adult themes, strong language and nudity. Not suitable for ages below 16.
3 Winters3 WintersOver many years in Croatia from the rise of Communism and democracy, war and joining the European Union, the Kos family fall in and out of love, argue and adapt. Tena Stivicic's family drama, set from 1945 to 2011, is directed by Howard Davies.26th November 2014Sunday 11th January 2015 Where:
National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre, † South Bank† † † SE1 9PX
Category: event
3 Winters
event > Theatre > Dramas
DATES26th November 2014 to 11th January 2015
VENUENational Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre†
Over many years in Croatia from the rise of Communism and democracy, war and joining the European Union, the Kos family fall in and out of love, argue and adapt. Tena Stivicic's family drama, set from 1945 to 2011, is directed by Howard Davies.

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