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The EffectActress and singer Billie Piper makes her debut at the National Theatre this autumn in this "clinical romance" by Enron playwright Lucy Prebble. The Effect is a drama on sanity, neurology, love and the limits of medicine, and reunites Prebble with director Rupert Goold, who was also at the helm in Enron - the award-winning play based on the 2001 scandal that led to the bankruptcy of the major American energy company. Piper (who cut her acting teeth with Doctor Who and starred in ITV's critically acclaimed Secret Diary of a Call Girl, which was also written by Prebble) was last seen on the stage in Neil LaBute's Reasons to be Pretty at the Almeida, in which BBC Radio 4 described her as "fantastic, completely brilliant". Both funny and moving, this vibrant theatrical exploration into the human brain via the human heart also stars Tom Goodman-Hill, Anastasia Hille and Jonjo O'Neill.

About National Theatre: Dorfman

In place of 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. The National Theatre's smallest space, it was renamed after philanthropist Lloyd Dorfman, founder and chairman of Travelex, who provided a large donation towards the National's £80m future development programme. More about National Theatre: Dorfman

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London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
20 Upper Ground, SE1 | 6 minutes from The Effect
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 The Effect
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
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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £78† 38% off
372 Strand, WC2R | 8 minutes from The Effect
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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Kristin Hersh
London > Events > Concerts †Dates: Thursday 21st June 2018 - 7.30pm-10pm
The Effect, Belvedere Road, SE1 | 3 minutes from The Effect
American singer-songwriter, musician and author, known for her work with her rock bands Throwing Muses and 50FootWave. With support from Matt Holubowski....More
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pg.lost
London > Events > Concerts †Dates: Thursday 21st June 2018 - 7.45pm-10pm
The Effect, Belvedere Road, SE1 | 3 minutes from The Effect
The four-piece outfit from Sweden perform experimental soundscapes. With support from Thought Forms....More
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The Lion King
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 24th September 2002 to 29th September 2018 - Various Times
The Effect, 21 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 8 minutes from The Effect
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 The Effect
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
London > Entertainment > Theatres
South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as The Effect
In place of the National Theatre's Cottesloe Theatre, which closed in 2013, the Dorfman Theatre offers a greater capacity, more comfortable seats, better sightlines and enlarged ... More
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National Theatre: Dorfman Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
National Theatre, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as The Effect
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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Southbank Centre Beach
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Queens Walk, SE1 | 2 minutes from The Effect
Every summer, from the end of May until the beginning of September, the Southbank Centre brings the beach to ... More
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The Hayward Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from The Effect
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 The Effect
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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Foyles Royal Festival Hall
London > Shopping > Books
Riverside, Level 1, Royal Festival Hall, South Bank Centre, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from The Effect
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 The Effect
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 The Effect
As you stare across the river at this bustling, stylish, multi-faceted venue, it’s hard to believe that this riverside warehouse was once a reprocessing plant for ... More
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Mezzanine
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
National Theatre, Upper Ground - South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as The Effect
Modern European Cuisine... More
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Benugo Bar & Kitchen
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from The Effect
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
London > Restaurants >
Thames Path, outside Queen Elizabeth Hall, SE1 | 2 minutes from The Effect
Dine in your own personal snow globe alongside the Thames this winter. The four private dining domes are part of Jimmy's Lodge On The River, created ... More
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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 6 minutes from The Effect
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 Effect
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 The Effect
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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Bernie Spain Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Upper Ground, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from The Effect
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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Agua Bathhouse and Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Mondrian London, 20 Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from The Effect
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
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London Marriott Hotel County Hall Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes from The Effect
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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The Thirsty Bear
London > Nightlife > Pubs
62 Stamford Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 5 minutes from The Effect
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
London > Nightlife > Pubs
25 Roupell Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 5 minutes from The Effect
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
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
36 The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 | 8 minutes from The Effect
The Anchor & Hope is a gastropub that takes both parts of its name seriously, and you can certainly have a good evening just popping in ... More
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Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden
London > Nightlife > Bars
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from The Effect
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 The Effect
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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Proud Embankment
London > Nightlife >
8 Victoria Embankment, WC2R | 6 minutes from The Effect
Baz Luhrmann meets Cirque du Soleil at Proud Embankment, an immersive cabaret-dining experience and the largest club of its kind in ... More
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The Deck at the National Theatre
London > Business > Venue Hire
South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as The Effect
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 The Effect
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 The Effect
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: Dorfman events

An OctoroonAn OctoroonAn OctoroonIn 1859, white Irish playwright Dion Boucicault writes a hit play about America. Today, a black American playwright attempts to do the same. Described by the New York Times as "this decade's most eloquent statement on race in America today", Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' provocative play comes to the National Theatre after a sold out run at the Orange Tr2018-06-21T00:00:00+01002018-07-18T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Theatre: Dorfman, † South Bank† † † SE1 9PX
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Now On

event > Theatre > Dramas
DATES7th June to 18th July 2018
VENUENational Theatre: Dorfman
In 1859, white Irish playwright Dion Boucicault writes a hit play about America. Today, a black American playwright attempts to do the same. Described by the New York Times as "this decade's most eloquent statement on race in America today", Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' provocative play comes to the National Theatre after a sold out run at the Orange Tr...†More about this event
Home, I'm DarlingHome, I'm DarlingHome, I'm DarlingKatherine Parkinson (whose role as Jen in the IT Crowd "brought her something close to a cult following" - The Guardian) plays Judy in Home, I'm Darling, an unsettling new comedy about one woman's quest to be the perfect 1950s housewife, written by Laura Wade (who penned Posh). Every couple needs a little fantasy to keep their marriage sparkling. B2018-07-24T00:00:00+01002018-09-05T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Theatre: Dorfman, † South Bank† † † SE1 9PX
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event > Theatre > Dramas
DATES24th July to 5th September 2018
VENUENational Theatre: Dorfman
Katherine Parkinson (whose role as Jen in the IT Crowd "brought her something close to a cult following" - The Guardian) plays Judy in Home, I'm Darling, an unsettling new comedy about one woman's quest to be the perfect 1950s housewife, written by Laura Wade (who penned Posh). Every couple needs a little fantasy to keep their marriage sparkling. B...†More about this event
The Star SeekersThe Star SeekersThe Star SeekersChildren aged between three and eight are invited to join The Star Seekers, Alph, Betty and Gammo on a journey through space. Inspired by a childhood wonder of the universe, this theatrical experience explores the limitless majesty of galaxies, the solar system, shooting stars and planets through songs, silliness and anti-gravity antics. The many i2018-08-08T00:00:00+01002018-09-01T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Theatre: Dorfman, † South Bank† † † SE1 9PX
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event > Kids Events > Theatre Productions - Kids Shows
PRICING£12 (Adults), £10 (Under 18s)
DATES8th August to 1st September 2018
VENUENational Theatre: Dorfman
Children aged between three and eight are invited to join The Star Seekers, Alph, Betty and Gammo on a journey through space. Inspired by a childhood wonder of the universe, this theatrical experience explores the limitless majesty of galaxies, the solar system, shooting stars and planets through songs, silliness and anti-gravity antics. The many i...†More about this event

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An Octoroon
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National Theatre: Dorfman

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The Southbank Centre's Hayward Gallery hosts a mid-career survey of the work of acclaimed South Korean artist Lee Bul. The ...More

 
pg.lost
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Southbank Centre 3 minutes walk from The Effect

The four-piece outfit from Sweden perform experimental soundscapes. With support from Thought Forms....More

Mogwai
Concerts | On 21st June 2018 

Southbank Centre 3 minutes walk from The Effect

Ethereal and atmospheric shoegaze post-rock from the largely instrumental group from Glasgow. With support from Kathryn Joseph....More

Kristin Hersh
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Southbank Centre 3 minutes walk from The Effect

American singer-songwriter, musician and author, known for her work with her rock bands Throwing Muses and 50FootWave. With support from ...More

Morgan & West: Time-Travelling Magicians
Theatre | On 21st June 2018 

Underbelly Festival 3 minutes walk from The Effect

A time-travelling magic duo....More

Luisa Omielan: Politics For Bitches (Work-In-Progress)
Comedy | On 21st June 2018 

Underbelly Festival 3 minutes walk from The Effect

The outspoken London-based stand-up defends her right to have opinions about topics she knows absolutely nothing about as she finesses ...More

Circolombia
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Underbelly Festival 3 minutes walk from The Effect

Circolombia, the Colombian circus company from Bogota, returns to the UK as part of the Underbelly Festival after taking Edinburgh ...More

 

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