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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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Corinthia Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £325† 22% off
Whitehall Place, SW1A | 6 minutes from The Amen Corner
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
The Royal Horseguards - A Guoman Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £138† 38% off
2 Whitehall Court, SW1A | 6 minutes from The Amen Corner
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 £81† 30% off
372 Strand, WC2R | 6 minutes from The Amen Corner
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 Concert Orchestra: Celebrate Sinatra
London > Events > Concerts †Dates: Saturday 29th April 2017 - 2.30pm
The Amen Corner, Belvedere Road, SE1 | 2 minutes from The Amen Corner
Gavin Sutherland conducts the orchestra for an afternoon of music, song and dance to celebrate the late, great Frank Sinatra....More
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Ugly Lies The Bone
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 22nd February to 1st April 2017
The Amen Corner, South Bank, SE1 | 3 minutes from The Amen Corner
Indhu Rubasingham directs the UK premiere staging of award-winning American playwright Lindsey Ferrentino's brutally funny drama about an Afghanistan war veteran, who returns home to Florida ...More
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Stepping Out
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 1st March to 17th June 2017
The Amen Corner, 404 Strand, WC2R | 6 minutes from The Amen Corner
Amanda Holden, Angela Griffin, Tracy-Ann Oberman, Tamzin Outhwaite and Nicola Stephenson star in Richard Harris' bittersweet comedy drama, Stepping Out, which choreographs the trials and tribulations ...More
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Southbank Centre
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from The Amen Corner
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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Southbank Centre: Purcell Room
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
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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Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall
London > Entertainment > Live Music
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from The Amen Corner
Located by the River Thames, with sweeping views of the capital from the London Eye to St Paul's Cathedral, the Southbank Centre is a unique metropolitan ... More
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The Poetry Library
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
London > Attractions >
South Bank, London 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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Foyles Royal Festival Hall
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
From budding Harry Potters and bumbling Tommy Coopers to dynamic David Copperfields, Davenports is a haven for magicians of every level and ability. Non-magicians too are ... More
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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 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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Las Iguanas - Royal Festival Hall
London > Restaurants > South American restaurants
Festival Terrace, Southbank Centre, South Bank, London SE1 | 1 minute from The Amen Corner
Walk through the doors of Las Iguanas and find yourself transported to Latin America, full of rich, vibrant colours, quirky features and custom-made wooden mosaic tables ... More
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Caffe Vergnano 1882
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
Unit 10 Festival Terrace, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 1 minute from The Amen Corner
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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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 5 minutes from The Amen Corner
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 The Amen Corner
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 | 11 minutes from The Amen Corner
The London Film School is the oldest-established international school of film technique in the world. The school has contributed significantly to ... More
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Victoria Embankment Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Victoria Embankment, Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 6 minutes from The Amen Corner
Created in 1874, the Victoria Embankment Gardens run parallel to the River Thames, creating a green walkway between Waterloo Bridge and Embankment, and are dotted with ... More
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London Marriott Hotel County Hall Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from The Amen Corner
Fancy detoxing in the building where the Greater London Council used to run the city? The Spa at the London Marriott County ... More
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Jubilee Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
3 Belvedere Road, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from The Amen Corner
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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The Sherlock Holmes
London > Nightlife > Pubs
10 Northumberland Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 7 minutes from The Amen Corner
Thirsty Sherlock Holmes fans look no further than this homage to the great detective himself and to original Victorian pubs. While you indulge in a soothing ... More
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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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The Clarence
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
53 Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 8 minutes from The Amen Corner
Just a hundred yards from Trafalgar Square, the MOD and the Horse Guard's Parade, The Clarence has an undeniably impressive location that attracts both locals and ... More
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Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden
London > Nightlife > Bars
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London 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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Skylon
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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Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from The Amen Corner
Located by the River Thames, with sweeping views of the capital from the London Eye to St Paul's Cathedral, the Southbank Centre is a unique metropolitan ... More
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The Deck at the National Theatre
London > Business > Venue Hire
South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from The Amen Corner
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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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 2017-05-02T19:30:00+01002017-07-15T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Theatre: Olivier Theatre, † South Bank† † † SE1 8XZ
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event > Theatre > Dramas
DATES2nd May to 15th July 2017
VENUENational 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
Twelfth NightTwelfth NightTwelfth NightContinuing his commitment to diversity, Rufus Norris, artistic director of the National Theatre, brings a very modern take on Shakespeare's Twelfth Night to the Olivier Theatre. Directed by Simon Goodwin, the production sees Tamsin Greig take on the classic male role of Malvolio, which will be reimagined as Malvolia. "That play is about lots of gen2017-05-12T19:30:00+01002017-05-13T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Theatre: Olivier Theatre, † South Bank† † † SE1 8XZ
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event > Theatre > Shakespearean productions
PRICING£15-£65
DATES15th February to 13th May 2017
VENUENational Theatre: Olivier Theatre
Continuing his commitment to diversity, Rufus Norris, artistic director of the National Theatre, brings a very modern take on Shakespeare's Twelfth Night to the Olivier Theatre. Directed by Simon Goodwin, the production sees Tamsin Greig take on the classic male role of Malvolio, which will be reimagined as Malvolia. "That play is about lots of gen...†More about this event
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 Jumb2017-05-30T19:30:00+01002017-07-12T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Theatre: Olivier Theatre, † South Bank† † † SE1 8XZ
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event > Theatre > Dramas
DATES30th May to 12th July 2017
VENUENational 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
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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London Concert Orchestra: Last Night Of The Spring Proms
Concerts | On 29th April 2017 

Southbank Centre 2 minutes walk from The Amen Corner

Stephen Bell conducts the orchestra for an evening of popular classics, crowned with a jubilant flag-waving Proms Finale....More

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Phoenix Nights actress Janice Connolly's housewife alter ego share her life-affirming stories....More

London Concert Orchestra: Celebrate Sinatra
Concerts | On 29th April 2017 

Southbank Centre 2 minutes walk from The Amen Corner

Gavin Sutherland conducts the orchestra for an afternoon of music, song and dance to celebrate the late, great Frank Sinatra....More

Film Scores Live
Film Scores Live
Concerts | Until 25th June 2017 

Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall 2 minutes walk from The Amen Corner

Starting in October 2016, Southbank Centre presents Film Scores Live, a year-long series that shines a light on some of ...More

 
The Amazing Bubble Man
Theatre | Until 30th April 2017 

London Wonderground Spiegeltent 2 minutes walk from The Amen Corner

Edinburgh Fringe favourite Louis Pearl's family show entertains with a clever mixture of science and spectacular bubble tricks....More

Angels In America: Part Two: Perestroika
Angels In America: Part Two: Perestroika
Theatre | Until 19th August 2017 

National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre 3 minutes walk from The Amen Corner

The sobering repercussions of betrayal and excess send shockwaves through New York and force a deeper understanding of the AIDS ...More

 
Angels In America: Part One: Millennium Approaches
Angels In America: Part One: Millennium Approaches
Theatre | Until 19th August 2017 

National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre 3 minutes walk from The Amen Corner

The first instalment of a new staging of Tony Kushner's multi-award winning two-part play, Angels in America, comes to the ...More

 
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Consent
Theatre | Until 17th May 2017 

National Theatre: Dorfman Theatre 3 minutes walk from The Amen Corner

Nina Raine examines the topical and controversial subject of Consent in her latest play. Staged at the National Theatre in ...More

 
Comedy Boat Show
Comedy | On 29th April 2017 

R.S. Hispaniola 4 minutes walk from The Amen Corner

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Nicholas Hytner directs a promenade staging of Shakespeare's bloodthirsty tragedy in which Caesar returns to ...More

 
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The disused Peckham Rye Multi-Storey Car Park is put to good use over the summer ...More

 
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