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Les BlancsIt may be lesser known than A Raisin in the Sun, but Les Blancs was considered by Lorraine Hansberry as potentially her most important work. Staged at the National in 2016, her final drama follows Tshembe, who returns home to Africa from England for his father's funeral. As a society prepares to drive out its colonial present and claim an independent future, he finds himself in the eye of a storm. Racial tensions boil over and a family and a nation fall apart in this illuminating and powerful play. New York Times described the original production as "Incredibly moving. Towering, magnificent."

 

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London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £325  39% off
Whitehall Place, SW1A | 6 minutes from Les Blancs
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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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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £81  35% off
372 Strand, WC2R | 6 minutes from Les Blancs
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London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: Wednesday 28th June 2017 - 9.30pm-1am
Les Blancs, Temple Station, Temple Place, WC2R | 6 minutes from Les Blancs
Hip hop, R&B and party anthems from resident DJs....More
 
 
 
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London > Events > Tours  Dates: Friday 30th June 2017 - 7pm
Les Blancs, Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, SE1 | 6 minutes from Les Blancs
Attractions & Museums, Guided Tour....More
 
 
 
Kinky Boots
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 21st August 2015 to 24th March 2018
Les Blancs, 18-20 Maiden Lane, The Strand, WC2R | 7 minutes from Les Blancs
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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Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Les Blancs
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Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Les Blancs
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 Les Blancs
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Level 5, Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Les Blancs
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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Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Les Blancs
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Riverside, Level 1, Royal Festival Hall, South Bank Centre, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Les Blancs
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London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
22 Cornwall Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes from Les Blancs
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London > Shopping > Specialists
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London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
Festival Village (underneath Queen Elizabeth Hall), Southbank Centre, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Les Blancs
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Unit 10 Festival Terrace, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 1 minute from Les Blancs
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Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 10 minutes from Les Blancs
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London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Victoria Embankment, Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 6 minutes from Les Blancs
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London > Nightlife > Pubs
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Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden
London > Nightlife > Bars
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Les Blancs
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47 Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 5 minutes from Les Blancs
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London > Nightlife > Bars
Corinthia Hotel London, Whitehall Place, Westminster, London SW1A | 5 minutes from Les Blancs
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Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Les Blancs
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London > Business > Venue Hire
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Les Blancs
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London > Business > Venue Hire
South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Les Blancs
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CommonCommonCommonJeremy Herrin directs DC Moore's darkly funny drama starring Anne-Marie Duff as incorrigible rogue and thief Mary, who becomes embroiled in a battle for England's lost land as smoke of the industrial revolution belches out from the cities. This National Theatre staging of Common is a co-production with Headlong, co-starring Trevor Fox and Cush Jumb2017-06-28T14:00:00+01002017-07-12T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Theatre: Olivier Theatre,   South Bank      SE1 8XZ
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event > Theatre > Dramas
DATES  30th May to 12th July 2017
VENUE  National Theatre: Olivier Theatre 
Jeremy Herrin directs DC Moore's darkly funny drama starring Anne-Marie Duff as incorrigible rogue and thief Mary, who becomes embroiled in a battle for England's lost land as smoke of the industrial revolution belches out from the cities. This National Theatre staging of Common is a co-production with Headlong, co-starring Trevor Fox and Cush Jumb... More about this event
 
SalomeSalomeSalomeThis charged story turns the infamous biblical tale on its head, placing the girl we call Salome at the centre of a revolution. Internationally acclaimed director Yael Farber (whose production of Les Blancs so impressed the critics last year - 'near-perfect' said the Guardian) draws on multiple accounts to create her urgent, hypnotic production on 2017-06-29T19:30:00+01002017-07-15T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Theatre: Olivier Theatre,   South Bank      SE1 8XZ
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DATES  2nd May to 15th July 2017
VENUE  National Theatre: Olivier Theatre 
This charged story turns the infamous biblical tale on its head, placing the girl we call Salome at the centre of a revolution. Internationally acclaimed director Yael Farber (whose production of Les Blancs so impressed the critics last year - 'near-perfect' said the Guardian) draws on multiple accounts to create her urgent, hypnotic production on ... More about this event
 
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 showg2017-08-22T00:00:00+01002017-11-04T00:00:00+0000 Where:
National Theatre: Olivier Theatre,   South Bank      SE1 8XZ
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event > Theatre > Musicals
DATES  22nd August to 4th November 2017
VENUE  National 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
 
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.2018-01-22T19:30:00+00002018-02-17T00:00:00+0000 Where:
National Theatre: Olivier Theatre,   South Bank      SE1 8XZ
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Exhibitions | Until 20th August 2017 

Southbank Centre 2 minutes walk from Les Blancs

An immersive, interactive exhibition about the Moomin family and the vibrant stories of author Tove Jansson....More

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London Wonderground Spiegeltent 2 minutes walk from Les Blancs

Tribute to the iconic Liza Minnelli that explores the roles that Minnelli should have played over the last 40 years....More

Charwei Tsai: Hear Her Singing
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Southbank Centre 2 minutes walk from Les Blancs

Installation featuring film and voice which takes the universal nature of song to create a platform for women refugees in ...More

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Southbank Centre 2 minutes walk from Les Blancs

Professor Stephen Hawking opens the year-long Belief and Beyond Belief festival appearing at an exclusive event marking his 75th birthday ...More

 
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Exhibitions | Until 28th August 2017 

Southbank Centre 2 minutes walk from Les Blancs

Back at the Southbank Centre for a fourth year, the summer-long Festival of Love celebrates love in all its guises ...More

 
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Southbank Centre 2 minutes walk from Les Blancs

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