The Amen Corner

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 14TH AUGUST 2013

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The Amen Corner Set in the mid-1960s in a Harlem gospel church, The Amen Corner at the National Theatre tells the story of an uncompromising female pastor who finds that her congregation are turning against her. Marianne Jean-Baptiste - who returns to work in the UK for the first time since Mike Leigh's 1996 film Secrets & Lies - stars in this drama which sees the grievances of the congregation escalating upon the return of Sister Margaret's absentee musician husband and her increasingly wayward son. Written by James Baldwin and directed by Rufus Norris, the story unfolds through the rousing beat of the gospel choir, exploring the sense of love, grief and spiritual survival.

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    2 Whitehall Court, SW1A | 6 minutes from The Amen Corner
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    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £33† 40% off
    372 Strand, WC2R | 6 minutes from The Amen Corner
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    Edward Gardner conducts his final production as music director of the ENO, bowing out with Tchaikovsky's The Queen of Spades before taking up the music directorship ...More
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    Garrick Theatre, 2 Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 9 minutes from The Amen Corner
    Two years in the making, actor and director Kenneth Branagh presents a five-play, year-long season at the Garrick Theatre in 2015. Launching the season, this reimagined ...More
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    New London Theatre, Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 12 minutes from The Amen Corner
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    Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from The Amen Corner
    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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    Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from The Amen Corner
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    London > Attractions > Museums
    Level 5, Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from The Amen Corner
    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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    South Bank
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    SE1 | 2 minutes from The Amen Corner
    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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    The Hayward Gallery
    London > Attractions > Art Galleries
    Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from The Amen Corner
    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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    London > Shopping > Books
    Riverside, Level 1, Royal Festival Hall, South Bank Centre, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from The Amen Corner
    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 > Food and Drink Shops
    22 Cornwall Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes from The Amen Corner
    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 The Amen Corner
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    Festival Village (underneath Queen Elizabeth Hall), Southbank Centre, SE1 | Same location as The Amen Corner
    Popular W1 Indian Street Kitchen, Roti Chai, pops up underneath Queen Elizabeth Hall from 18th until 21st September as part of the 2014 Darbar Festival at ... More
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    Festival Terrace, Southbank Centre, SE1 | 1 minute from The Amen Corner
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    Unit 10 Festival Terrace, Belvedere Road, SE1 | 1 minute from The Amen Corner
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    1 Sheffield Street, WC2A | 10 minutes from The Amen Corner
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    4-6 Staple Inn, Holborn, London WC1V | 15 minutes from The Amen Corner
    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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    London > Education > English Language Courses
    10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 16 minutes from The Amen Corner
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    London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
    Victoria Embankment, Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 6 minutes from The Amen Corner
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    Jubilee Gardens
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    3 Belvedere Road, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from The Amen Corner
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    10 Northumberland Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 7 minutes from The Amen Corner
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    King's Arms
    London > Nightlife > Pubs
    25 Roupell Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes from The Amen Corner
    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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    53 Whitehall, SW1A | 8 minutes from The Amen Corner
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    Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden
    London > Nightlife > Bars
    Belvedere Road, SE1 | 2 minutes from The Amen Corner
    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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    Gordon's Wine Bar
    London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
    47 Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 5 minutes from The Amen Corner
    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 The Amen Corner
    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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    London > Business > Venue Hire
    Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from The Amen Corner
    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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    London > Business > Venue Hire
    Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from The Amen Corner
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    London > Business > Venue Hire
    South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from The Amen Corner
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    National Theatre: Olivier Theatre, † South Bank† † † SE1 8XZ
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    event > Theatre > Comedies
    DATES19th May to 20th September 2015
    VENUENational Theatre: Olivier Theatre
    Simon Godwin directs George Farquhar's uproarious comedy of love and wealth about two charming bounders, Mr Aimwell and Mr Archer, who flee to provincial Lichfield to marry into money but soon discover their hearts race to a different beat. First staged by The National Theatre Company in 1970 starring Maggie Smith, Robert Stephens and Ronald Pickup...†More about this event
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    National Theatre: Olivier Theatre, † South Bank† † † SE1 8XZ
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    event > Theatre > Dramas
    DATES22nd April to 30th August 2015
    VENUENational Theatre: Olivier Theatre
    Oscar nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years A Slave) takes the title role in Everyman, Carol Ann Duffy's adaptation of the late 15th-century morality play about a man who is forced to abandon his daily routines to seek a friend willing to speak in his defence against Death. New National Theatre director Rufus Norris directs this new adaptation by the ...†More about this event
    Javier De Frutos And Rufus Norris On Everyman: TalkJavier De Frutos And Rufus Norris On Everyman: TalkThe choreographer and director in conversation.2015-06-02T18:00:00+01002015-06-02T00:00:00+0100 Where:
    National Theatre: Olivier Theatre, † South Bank† † † SE1 8XZ
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    National Theatre: Olivier Theatre, † South Bank† † † SE1 8XZ
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    National Theatre: Olivier Theatre, † South Bank† † † SE1 8XZ
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    Southbank Centre 2 minutes walk from National Theatre: Olivier Theatre

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