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Port Award winning playwright Simon Stephens is producing plays like theres no tomorrow. With 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time', 'Morning', 'A Doll's House' and 'Three Kingdoms' all taking to the stage last year, his Pearson Award-winning play 'Port' is now coming to the National Theatre. Having grown up in Stockport, Stephens took inspiration from his time in the city, as well as interviewing a number of women who lived there all their lives, and wrote Port. Talking to the BBC when the play first premiered in 2002, Stephens said: "I wanted to write about the hope I found there, the humour, the honesty, the charm as well as the brutality, the irony and the despair". Set between 1988 and 2002, Port starts with a pivotal moment when a young brother and sister are abandoned by their mother and left with a drunk of a father. Celebrating courage and the human spirit, it follows them over a 13-year period as they grow up in the deprived shadows of Manchester.

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London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
20 Upper Ground, SE1 | 6 minutes from Port
London landmark Sea Containers House, situated between the OXO Tower and Blackfriars Bridge on the South Bank, has been transformed into the Mondrian London, a luxury ... More
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336-337 The Strand, WC2R | 8 minutes from Port
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
Strand Palace Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £78† 36% off
372 Strand, WC2R | 8 minutes from Port
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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The Winter's Tale (Ages 8-12)
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 14th to 28th February 2018 - Various Times
Port, South Bank, SE1 | Same location as Port
Prince Florizel falls madly in love with a shepherd girl called Perdita, who was once lost and then found, in a reimagining of Shakespeare's late romance ...More
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London > Events > Concerts †Dates: Monday 26th February 2018 - 7.30pm
Port, Belvedere Road, SE1 | 3 minutes from Port
JS Bach's Fantasia And Fugue In G Minor, Stanford's Sonata No 2 In G Minor, Durufle's Prelude Et Fugue Sur Le Nom D'Alain and Vierne's Symphonie ...More
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The Lion King
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 24th September - 25th March 2018
Port, 21 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 8 minutes from Port
The Lion King tells the story of Simba - the epic adventure of his battles, his friendships, his dreams and his journey from wide-eyed cub to ...More
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National Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
South Bank, South Bank, , South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Port
Each year the three superb venues in the National Theatre put on a significant proportion of the world's best productions. From intimate character studies in the ... More
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National Theatre: Dorfman Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
National Theatre, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Port
Replacing the National Theatre's Cottesloe Theatre, which closed in 2013, the Dorfman Theatre offers a greater capacity, more comfortable seats, better sightlines and enlarged foyer spaces. ... More
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Temporary Theatre (formerly The Shed)
London > Entertainment > Theatres
National Theatre, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Port
Originally called 'The Shed' when it first opened in March 2013, the Temporary Theatre run by and to the front of the National Theatre, is unmissable ... More
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The Hayward Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Port
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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Gabriel's Wharf
London > Attractions > Sights
Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Port
Situated just 2 minutes walk from Oxo Tower Wharf, this paved area becomes an oasis of outdoor eating as soon as the sun comes ... More
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The Poetry Library
London > Attractions > Museums
Level 5, Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Port
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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Foyles Royal Festival Hall
London > Shopping > Books
Riverside, Level 1, Royal Festival Hall, South Bank Centre, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Port
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 > Delicatessens
22 Cornwall Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 4 minutes from Port
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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Oxo Tower and Gabriel's Wharf
London > Shopping > Arts and Crafts
Oxo Tower Wharf, Bargehouse Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 5 minutes from Port
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Mezzanine
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
National Theatre, Upper Ground - South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Port
Modern European Cuisine... More
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Benugo Bar & Kitchen
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Port
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
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Jimmy's Lodge On The River
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Thames Path, outside Queen Elizabeth Hall, SE1 | 2 minutes from Port
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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 6 minutes from Port
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 Port
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 | 13 minutes from Port
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Located between Oxo Tower Wharf and Gabriel's Wharf, Bernie Spain Gardens is a pleasant green space to stop off on a riverside walk along the South ... More
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London > Nightlife > Pubs
62 Stamford Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 5 minutes from Port
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
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25 Roupell Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 5 minutes from Port
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
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36 The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 | 8 minutes from Port
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Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden
London > Nightlife > Bars
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Port
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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Oxo Tower Bar & Brasserie
London > Nightlife > Bars
Oxo Tower Wharf, Barge House Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 5 minutes from Port
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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Dandelyan
London > Nightlife > Bars
Mondrian London, 20 Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Port
A sumptuous, Art Deco-inspired interior designed by Tom Dixon and views over the South Bank, Dandelyan is no unwanted weed. Instead it's a cut above your ... More
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The Deck at the National Theatre
London > Business > Venue Hire
South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Port
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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National Theatre
London > Business > Venue Hire
South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Port
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
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Skylon
London > Business > Venue Hire
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Port
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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NetworkNetworkNetworkAn all star cast and creative team come directed by Olivier Award winner Ivo van Hove come together for Lee Hall's stage adaptation of the Oscar-winning 1976 film, Network, penned by Paddy Chayefsky. Downton Abbey's Michelle Dockery, best known as icy Lady Mary in the TV drama, takes on the role of television executive Diana Christensen, played by 2018-02-26T00:00:00+00002018-03-24T00:00:00+0000 Where:
National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre, † South Bank† † † SE1 9PX
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event > Theatre > Adaptations
DATESSaturday 4th November 2017toSaturday 24th March 2018
VENUENational Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre
An all star cast and creative team come directed by Olivier Award winner Ivo van Hove come together for Lee Hall's stage adaptation of the Oscar-winning 1976 film, Network, penned by Paddy Chayefsky. Downton Abbey's Michelle Dockery, best known as icy Lady Mary in the TV drama, takes on the role of television executive Diana Christensen, played by ...†More about this event
PinocchioPinocchioPinocchioAfter co-writing Matilda the Musical, Dennis Kelly now brings Pinocchio to life at the National Theatre. The new production will be directed by John Tiffany, former director of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and will feature songs and score from the Walt Disney film, including I've Got No Strings, Give a Little Whistle and When You Wish Upon a 2018-02-26T13:00:00+00002018-04-07T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre, † South Bank† † † SE1 9PX
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event > Theatre > Musicals
PRICING£15-£62
DATES1st December 2017 to 7th April 2018
VENUENational Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre
After co-writing Matilda the Musical, Dennis Kelly now brings Pinocchio to life at the National Theatre. The new production will be directed by John Tiffany, former director of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and will feature songs and score from the Walt Disney film, including I've Got No Strings, Give a Little Whistle and When You Wish Upon a ...†More about this event
Absolute HellAbsolute HellAbsolute HellThirty years after the rediscovery of Absolute Hell Joe Hill-Gibbins returns to the National Theatre to direct Rodney Ackland's plunge into post-war Soho, full of despair, longing and a need to escape. Branded 'a libel on the British people' on its first airing in 1952 under the title 'The Pink Room', the play was panned. Revised and rewritten but 2018-04-18T00:00:00+01002018-05-23T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre, † South Bank† † † SE1 9PX
Category: event

event > Theatre > Shakespearean productions
DATES18th April to 23rd May 2018
VENUENational Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre
Thirty years after the rediscovery of Absolute Hell Joe Hill-Gibbins returns to the National Theatre to direct Rodney Ackland's plunge into post-war Soho, full of despair, longing and a need to escape. Branded 'a libel on the British people' on its first airing in 1952 under the title 'The Pink Room', the play was panned. Revised and rewritten but ...†More about this event

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