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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  40% off
Whitehall Place, SW1A | 6 minutes from Les Blancs
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
 
 
 
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London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £117  34% off
2 Whitehall Court, SW1A | 6 minutes from Les Blancs
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 £78  31% off
372 Strand, WC2R | 6 minutes from Les Blancs
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: 15th to 31st December 2017
Les Blancs, 404 Strand, WC2R | 6 minutes from Les Blancs
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
 
 
 
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Lady Windermere's Fan
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 12th January to 7th April 2018
Les Blancs, 404 Strand, WC2R | 6 minutes from Les Blancs
Kathy Burke directs the second salvo of Dominic Dromgoole's Oscar Wilde Season at the Vaudeville, staged by Classic Spring, the new theatre company from the former ...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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London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Les Blancs
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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London > Entertainment > Classical Music
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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The Poetry Library
London > Attractions > Museums
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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The Hayward Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Les Blancs
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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 Les Blancs
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Konditor & Cook
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
22 Cornwall Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes from Les Blancs
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 Les Blancs
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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 Les Blancs
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London > Restaurants > South American restaurants
Festival Terrace, Southbank Centre, South Bank, London SE1 | 1 minute from Les Blancs
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Caffe Vergnano 1882
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
Unit 10 Festival Terrace, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 1 minute from Les Blancs
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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London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 5 minutes 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 > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 11 minutes from Les Blancs
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Victoria Embankment Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Victoria Embankment, Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 6 minutes from Les Blancs
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Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Les Blancs
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Jubilee Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
3 Belvedere Road, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Les Blancs
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The Sherlock Holmes
London > Nightlife > Pubs
10 Northumberland Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 7 minutes from Les Blancs
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King's Arms
London > Nightlife > Pubs
25 Roupell Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes from Les Blancs
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The Clarence
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
53 Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 8 minutes from Les Blancs
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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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Gordon's Wine Bar
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
47 Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 5 minutes from Les Blancs
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 Les Blancs
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
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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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The Deck at the National Theatre
London > Business > Venue Hire
South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Les Blancs
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 showg2017-12-13T00:00:00+00002018-01-03T00:00:00+0000 Where:
National Theatre: Olivier Theatre,   South Bank      SE1 8XZ
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event > Theatre > Musicals
DATES  22nd August 2017 to 3rd January 2018
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
 
AmadeusAmadeusAmadeusFollowing a sell-out run last year, Amadeus returns to the Olivier in 2018. Adam Gillen and Lucian Msamati, who "cuts a swaggering figure in Game of Thrones as the pirate Salladhor Saan" (Guardian), reprise the roles of Mozart and the scheming Salieri. This acclaimed play had its premiere at the National Theatre more than 35 years ago, winning mult2018-01-11T19:30:00+00002018-02-17T00:00:00+0000 Where:
National Theatre: Olivier Theatre,   South Bank      SE1 8XZ
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event > Theatre > Dramas
DATES  22nd January to 17th February 2018
VENUE  National Theatre: Olivier Theatre 
Following a sell-out run last year, Amadeus returns to the Olivier in 2018. Adam Gillen and Lucian Msamati, who "cuts a swaggering figure in Game of Thrones as the pirate Salladhor Saan" (Guardian), reprise the roles of Mozart and the scheming Salieri. This acclaimed play had its premiere at the National Theatre more than 35 years ago, winning mult... More about this event
 
 

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Follies
Follies
Theatre | Until 3rd January 2018 

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Imelda Staunton, Tracie Bennett and Janie Dee play the magnificent Follies in this dazzling new production of Stephen Sondheim and ...More

 
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Exhibitions | Until 25th February 2018 

Southbank Centre 2 minutes walk from Les Blancs

A participatory installation by Sam Winston which explores perception and spoken word....More

Wintertime Choirs
Music | Until 22nd December 2017 

Southbank Centre 2 minutes walk from Les Blancs

Be serenaded by seasonal songs, choral, pop, jazz and gospel from choirs of all styles in pop-up and outdoor performances ...More

Belief and Beyond Belief
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Exhibitions | Until 17th December 2017 

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

 
In Harmony Lambeth Winter Show
Concerts | On 13th December 2017 

Southbank Centre 2 minutes walk from Les Blancs

Young musicians from In Harmony Lambeth perform a varied and uplifting seasonal programme to spread tidings of comfort and joy....More

Wintertime at Southbank Centre
Wintertime at Southbank Centre
Seasonal | Until 4th January 2018 

Southbank Centre 2 minutes walk from Les Blancs

Wintertime at Southbank Centre, the last chapter in the year-long Nordic Matters, brings a Finnish Rooftop Sauna, ABBA-oke and the ...More

 
The Unthanks - Orchestral With Army Of Generals
Concerts | On 13th December 2017 

Southbank Centre 2 minutes walk from Les Blancs

The Mercury nominated Tynesiders with a symphonic exploration into their best loved material....More

Pinocchio
Pinocchio
Theatre | Until 7th April 2018 

National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre 3 minutes walk from Les Blancs

After co-writing Matilda the Musical, Dennis Kelly now brings Pinocchio to life at the National Theatre. The new production will ...More

 
Network
Network
Theatre | Until 24th March 2018 

National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre 3 minutes walk from Les Blancs

An all star cast and creative team come directed by Olivier Award winner Ivo van Hove come together for Lee ...More

 
Barber Shop Chronicles
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National Theatre: Dorfman Theatre 3 minutes walk from Les Blancs

Following a hugely successful opening at the Dorfman Theatre in June, the Barber Shop Chronicles returns to the National Theatre ...More

 

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