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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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Find out what's happening in London throughout 2014 with our comprehensive guide to the best entertainment in the city for the year ahead. From January through to December, 2014 is shaping up to be something special - so read on to get the best out of London town.

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Hotels near Port

Near Port
Mondrian London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £132† 26% off
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
London Marriott Hotel County Hall
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £157† 21% off
Westminster Bridge Road, SE1 | 7 minutes from Port
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 £209† 28% off
Strand, WC2R | 7 minutes from Port
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
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Events near Port

Near Port
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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 Port
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, A Musical Thriller
London > Events > Concerts †Dates: 30th March to 12th April 2015
London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO), St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 11 minutes from Port
Emma Thompson returns to the London stage for the first time in 25 years to play Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet ...More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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 Port
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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Entertainment near Port

Near Port
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
National Theatre: Dorfman Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
National Theatre, South Bank, SE1 | Same location as Port
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
BFI IMAX Cinema
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
1 Charlie Chaplin Walk, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Port
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 Port
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 Port

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Port
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
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 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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
South Bank
London > Attractions >
SE1 | 3 minutes from Port
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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Shopping near Port

The best shops and markets near Port
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Konditor & Cook
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
63 Stamford Street, 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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Konditor & Cook
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
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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What are the best dining options near Port London?
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Mezzanine
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
National Theatre, Upper Ground - South Bank, SE1 | Same location as Port
Modern European Cuisine... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Brasserie Blanc
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
9 Belvedere Road, SE1 | 3 minutes from Port
Seasonal French fare from Raymond Blanc's team is on offer at 20 brasseries across the UK, including seven in London. In 1996, Raymond opened his first ... More
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Education near Port

Near Port
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Career Energy
London > Education > Careers Services
4-6 Staple Inn, Holborn, London WC1V | 14 minutes from Port
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
English [Out There!]
London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 17 minutes from Port
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Method Studio
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1R | 17 minutes from Port
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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Leisure near Port

Port gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Agua Bathhouse and Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Mondrian London, 20 Upper Ground, SE1 | 6 minutes from Port
Six private treatment rooms, including a couples' suite and a private thermal suite, make up agua Bathhouse and Spa within Mondrian London at Sea Containers. Bringing ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
London Marriott Hotel County Hall Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes from Port
Fancy detoxing in the building where the Greater London Council used to run the city? The Spa at the London Marriott County ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Jubilee Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
3 Belvedere Road, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes from Port
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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Pubs near Port

The best pubs near London Port.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Thirsty Bear
London > Nightlife > Pubs
62 Stamford Street, 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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
King's Arms
London > Nightlife > Pubs
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Anchor & Hope
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
36 The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 | 8 minutes from Port
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 Port

Port clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden
London > Nightlife > Bars
Belvedere Road, SE1 | 3 minutes from Port
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 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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Dandelyan
London > Nightlife > Bars
Mondrian London, 20 Upper Ground, 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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Meeting venue hire near Port

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Port.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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

National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre events

3 Winters3 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. This may be Stivicic's first production to be staged at the National but she has already won numerous awa26th November 2014Sunday 11th January 2015 Where:
National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre, † South Bank† † † SE1 9PX
Category: event
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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. This may be Stivicic's first production to be staged at the National but she has already won numerous awa...†More about this event
DV8 Physical Theatre: JOHNDV8 Physical Theatre: JOHNDV8 Physical Theatre: JOHNLloyd Newson, Artistic Director of DV8 Physical Theatre, interviewed more than 50 men asking them frank questions, initially about love and sex. One of those men was John. A story of years of crime, drug use and struggling to survive, JOHN authentically depicts real-life stories, where movement and spoken word combine to create an intense, moving5th December 2014Tuesday 13th January 2015 Where:
National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre, † South Bank† † † SE1 9PX
Category: event
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DV8 Physical Theatre: JOHN
event > Dance > Modern Dance - Physical Theatre
DATES30th October 2014 to 13th January 2015
VENUENational Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre†
Lloyd Newson, Artistic Director of DV8 Physical Theatre, interviewed more than 50 men asking them frank questions, initially about love and sex. One of those men was John. A story of years of crime, drug use and struggling to survive, JOHN authentically depicts real-life stories, where movement and spoken word combine to create an intense, moving...†More about this event
Ian Hislop: Private Eye Annual & A Cartoon HistoryIan Hislop: Private Eye Annual & A Cartoon HistoryThe editor of the news and current affairs magazine, sign copies of the 2014 annual.12th December 2014Friday 12th December 2014 Where:
National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre, † South Bank† † † SE1 9PX
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Ian Hislop: Private Eye Annual & A Cartoon History
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Literary Events & Book Signings†|†PRICINGFree
DATESFriday 12th December 2014 - 7pm-7.30pm
VENUENational Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre†
The editor of the news and current affairs magazine, sign copies of the 2014 annual.
DaraDaraIn the imperial court of Mughal, two brothers, heirs to the Muslim empire, fight over succession. Crown Prince Dara has the love of the people. His younger brother Aurangzeb has a different vision of the future of India. Shahid Nadeem's play is adapted by Tanya Ronder.20th January 2015Saturday 4th April 2015 Where:
National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre, † South Bank† † † SE1 9PX
Category: event
Dara
event > Theatre > Adaptations
DATES20th January to 4th April 2015
VENUENational Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre†
In the imperial court of Mughal, two brothers, heirs to the Muslim empire, fight over succession. Crown Prince Dara has the love of the people. His younger brother Aurangzeb has a different vision of the future of India. Shahid Nadeem's play is adapted by Tanya Ronder.
Man and SupermanMan and SupermanMan and SupermanRalph Fiennes stars as the radical bachelor Jack Tanner in Man and Superman, Simon Godwin's reinvented version of the grand-scale, romantic comedy by George Bernard Shaw. Acting alongside Indira Varma, who plays the heiress Ann, Fiennes is celebrated radical thinker and rich bachelor, and now guardian to the alluring Ann. She decides to marry Tanne17th February 2015Sunday 17th May 2015 Where:
National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre, † South Bank† † † SE1 9PX
Category: event
Man and Superman
event > Theatre > Dramas
DATES17th February to 17th May 2015
VENUENational Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre†
Ralph Fiennes stars as the radical bachelor Jack Tanner in Man and Superman, Simon Godwin's reinvented version of the grand-scale, romantic comedy by George Bernard Shaw. Acting alongside Indira Varma, who plays the heiress Ann, Fiennes is celebrated radical thinker and rich bachelor, and now guardian to the alluring Ann. She decides to marry Tanne...†More about this event

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In Context: Documentary & Verbatim Theatre
Exhibitions | On 25th November 2014 

National Theatre

This afternoon explores documentary and verbatim theatre from the 1960s to the present day through the work of Alecky Blyth, ...More

Here Lies Love
Here Lies Love
Theatre | Until 8th January 2015 

National Theatre: Dorfman Theatre

David Byrne and Fatboy Slim's musical Here Lies Love opens the new Dorfman Theatre (formerly the Cottesloe) at the National ...More

 
The Bach Choir: John Tavener
Concerts | On 25th November 2014 

Southbank Centre 3 minutes walk from National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre

The UK premiere of Tavener's O Where, Tell Me Where? for Chorus and Tubular Bells is performed together with The ...More

John Tavener: A Celebration
Concerts | On 25th November 2014 

Southbank Centre 3 minutes walk from National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre

The Bach Choir leads a moving musical tribute to the late Sir John Tavener, celebrating the life of one of ...More

Philharmonia Orchestra: Martin Musical Scholarship Fund
Concerts | On 25th November 2014 

Southbank Centre 3 minutes walk from National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre

A recital by the winning musician....More

Orchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment
Concerts | On 25th November 2014 

Southbank Centre 3 minutes walk from National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre

Violinist Richard Tognetti leads the orchestra in Mozart's Divertimento in F, Mendelssohn's String Symphony No 10 in B minor, Haydn's ...More

Mirrorcity
Mirrorcity
Exhibitions | Until 4th January 2015 

Southbank Centre 3 minutes walk from National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre

Presented in a wide variety of media, this group exhibition includes works by artists who seek to address the dilemmas, ...More

 
An Unknown Soldier: An Exhibition By Henningham Family Press
An Unknown Soldier: An Exhibition By Henningham Family Press
Exhibitions | Until 4th January 2015 

The Poetry Library 3 minutes walk from National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre

A contemporary response to the first world war, An Unknown Soldier is an exhibition of screenprints, illustrations and poems by ...More

 
World Press Photo
World Press Photo
Exhibitions | Until 26th November 2014 

Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall 3 minutes walk from National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre

The annual World Press Photo of the Year exhibition, a free display on Level 2 of the Southbank Centre's Royal ...More

 
World Press Photo Of The Year 2014
Exhibitions | Until 26th November 2014 

Southbank Centre 3 minutes walk from National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre

A stunning and informative exhibition of 143 award-winning press photographs from around the world....More

 
 
 
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