The Grandfathers

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 13TH JULY 2013

ADDRESS
National Theatre, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 9PX†
TELEPHONE
Dates:
9th July 2013†until†13th July 2013
OPENING TIMES
9th Jul to 12th Jul 2013 at 8pm & 13th Jul 2013 at 3pm and 8pm
PRICES
£12-£20

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Rory Mullarkey's drama, The Grandfathers, follows eight young lads into the battlefields of an unknown conflict. First seen in NT Connections 2012, this theatrical event which explores conscription into the armed forces is a Bristol Old Vic Young Company production created with St Brendan's Sixth Form College and returns to the National Theatre in July 2013, staged at The Shed for six performances only.

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What's on in London 2014

Discover the best of London's entertainment this year with our comprehensive guide to 2014's top events. From theatre to art and music to sport, London in 2014 has something for everyone - so read on to find out what London town has to offer.

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London Marriott Hotel County Hall
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £176† 22% off
Westminster Bridge Road, SE1 | 7 minutes from The Grandfathers
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 £230† 23% off
Strand, WC2R | 7 minutes from The Grandfathers
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
ME London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £191† 38% off
336-337 The Strand, WC2R | 8 minutes from The Grandfathers
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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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 The Grandfathers
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
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The Scottsboro Boys
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 4th October 2014 to 21st February 2015
Garrick Theatre, 2 Charing Cross Road, South Bank, London WC2H | 12 minutes from The Grandfathers
It's 1931, nine young black men aged between 12 and 19 are travelling on a train through Scottsboro, looking for a new life. Following a sold ...More
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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 The Grandfathers
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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National Theatre: Dorfman Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
National Theatre, South Bank, SE1 | Same location as The Grandfathers
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
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BFI IMAX Cinema
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
1 Charlie Chaplin Walk, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from The Grandfathers
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
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Southbank Centre
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from The Grandfathers
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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The best museums, galleries, attractions near The Grandfathers
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The Hayward Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from The Grandfathers
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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The Poetry Library
London > Attractions > Museums
Level 5, Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from The Grandfathers
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
Courtauld Institute Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 6 minutes from The Grandfathers
Manet's 'Bar at the Folies-Bergeres', Van Gogh's 'Self-Portrait with a Bandaged Ear' and Renoir's 'La Loge' are just a few of the celebrated artworks displayed at ... 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 Grandfathers
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
63 Stamford Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 4 minutes from The Grandfathers
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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Konditor & Cook
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
22 Cornwall Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 4 minutes from The Grandfathers
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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Mezzanine
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
National Theatre, Upper Ground - South Bank, SE1 | Same location as The Grandfathers
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 Grandfathers
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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RSJ
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
13A Coin Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from The Grandfathers
French cuisine. Booking advised. Separate room for parties. Tables on patio. ... More
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Career Energy
London > Education > Careers Services
4-6 Staple Inn, Holborn, London WC1V | 14 minutes from The Grandfathers
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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English [Out There!]
London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 17 minutes from The Grandfathers
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
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The Method Studio
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1R | 17 minutes from The Grandfathers
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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London Marriott Hotel County Hall Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes from The Grandfathers
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 | 7 minutes from The Grandfathers
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Chang's Hapkido Academy
London > Leisure > Martial Arts
Topnotch Health Club, 3 Tudor Street, City, London EC4Y | 9 minutes from The Grandfathers
Grandmaster Gedo Chang's Hapkido martial arts schools emphasises practical self-defence, confidence, balance and fitness. The ancient Korean martial art of Hapkido is made up of three components: ... More
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The Thirsty Bear
London > Nightlife > Pubs
62 Stamford Street, SE1 | 5 minutes from The Grandfathers
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 The Grandfathers
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 The Grandfathers
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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Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden
London > Nightlife > Bars
Belvedere Road, SE1 | 3 minutes from The Grandfathers
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 The Grandfathers
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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The Lobby Bar at One Aldwych
London > Nightlife > Bars
1 Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 8 minutes from The Grandfathers
Named one of the top five hotel bars in the world by the Sunday Telegraph, the Lobby Bar at the chic One Aldwych hotel is renowned ... More
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Meeting venue hire near The Grandfathers

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near The Grandfathers.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Deck at the National Theatre
London > Business > Venue Hire
South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as The Grandfathers
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 The Grandfathers
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 Grandfathers
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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National Theatre, † South Bank† South Bank† † SE1 9PX
Category: event
Ongoing
Polly Stenham: Hotel
event > Film Events > Film - Thriller
DATES31st May to 2nd August 2014
VENUENational Theatre†
A new play by 'That Face' writer Polly Stenham, Hotel comes to The Shed from 31st May. In this tropical thriller, set on a secluded desert island, Robert and the family are getting away from it all. But beyond the white sand and beautiful sunsets a storm is coming and we soon find out the cost of integrity. Stenham, who made her playwriting debut i...†More about this event
Great BritainGreat BritainGreat BritainRichard Bean, best known for farcical hit 'One Man, Two Guvnors', has penned Great Britain, a topical drama about the media starring Billie Piper and directed by the National Theatre's Nicholas Hytner. "None is more odious than Billie Piper's convincingly shallow and ruthless news editor, Paige Britain" says Dominic Cavendish, theatre critic for Th29th July 2014Saturday 20th September 2014 Where:
National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre, † South Bank† † † SE1 9PX
Category: event
Ongoing
Great Britain
event > Theatre > Comedies
DATES30th June to 20th September 2014
VENUENational Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre†
Richard Bean, best known for farcical hit 'One Man, Two Guvnors', has penned Great Britain, a topical drama about the media starring Billie Piper and directed by the National Theatre's Nicholas Hytner. "None is more odious than Billie Piper's convincingly shallow and ruthless news editor, Paige Britain" says Dominic Cavendish, theatre critic for Th...†More about this event
Charlie Waite: Silent ExchangeCharlie Waite: Silent ExchangeA display featuring recent images as well as those considered most important in the career of the British landscape photographer.29th July 2014Saturday 20th September 2014 Where:
National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre, † South Bank† † † SE1 9PX
Category: event
Free EventOngoing
Charlie Waite: Silent Exchange
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Photography†|†PRICINGFree
DATES23rd June to 20th September 2014
VENUENational Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre†
A display featuring recent images as well as those considered most important in the career of the British landscape photographer.
Kate Adie: TalkKate Adie: TalkThe journalist discusses her book Fighting On The Home Front with journalist Rosie Goldsmith, followed by a book signing.31st July 2014Thursday 31st July 2014 Where:
National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre, † South Bank† † † SE1 9PX
Category: event
On Soon
Kate Adie: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATESThursday 31st July 2014 - 6pm
VENUENational Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre†
The journalist discusses her book Fighting On The Home Front with journalist Rosie Goldsmith, followed by a book signing.
NT Platforms: Neil Bartlett: TalkNT Platforms: Neil Bartlett: TalkThe director and writer in conversation with Michael Coveney.1st August 2014Friday 1st August 2014 Where:
National Theatre, † South Bank† South Bank† † SE1 9PX
Category: event
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event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATESFriday 1st August 2014 - 6pm
VENUENational Theatre†
The director and writer in conversation with Michael Coveney.
Micro-ShakespeareMicro-ShakespeareThere are objects surrounding you, and you will not have a clue as to what you are doing, but in an audience of two, you listen on headphones to a crazy Spanish version of a Shakespearean tale.10th August 2014Sunday 10th August 2014 Where:
National Theatre, † South Bank† South Bank† † SE1 9PX
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Micro-Shakespeare
event > Theatre > Specialist†|†PRICINGFree
DATESSunday 10th August 2014 at 12noon and 3pm
VENUENational Theatre†
There are objects surrounding you, and you will not have a clue as to what you are doing, but in an audience of two, you listen on headphones to a crazy Spanish version of a Shakespearean tale.
NT Platforms: Carrie Cracknell And Ben Power On Medea: TalkNT Platforms: Carrie Cracknell And Ben Power On Medea: TalkThe director and playwright talk about their new version of Euripides' tragedy.12th August 2014Tuesday 12th August 2014 Where:
National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre, † South Bank† † † SE1 9PX
Category: event
On Soon
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event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATESTuesday 12th August 2014 - 6pm
VENUENational Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre†
The director and playwright talk about their new version of Euripides' tragedy.
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National Theatre, † South Bank† South Bank† † SE1 9PX
Category: event
Free Event
Crazy In Love!
event > Theatre > Physical theatre†|†PRICINGFree
DATESSaturday 30th August 2014 - 5pm
VENUENational Theatre†
Physical modern circus-theatre and madcap comedy are combined in this show from Joli Vyann, inspired by Shakespeare's romantic characters in A Midsummer Night's Dream.
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National Theatre, † South Bank† South Bank† † SE1 9PX
Category: event
Free Event
Crazy In Love!
event > Theatre > Physical theatre†|†PRICINGFree
DATESSunday 31st August 2014 - 5pm
VENUENational Theatre†
Physical modern circus-theatre and madcap comedy are combined in this show from Joli Vyann, inspired by Shakespeare's romantic characters in A Midsummer Night's Dream.
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National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre, † South Bank† † † SE1 9PX
Category: event
Ballyturk
event > Theatre > Dramas
DATES11th September to 11th October 2014
VENUENational Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre†
The lives of two men unravel quickly over the course of 90 minutes in Enda Walsh's ambitious and tender new play, Ballyturk. Irish actor Cillian Murphy, who stars in BBC Two period crime drama Peaky Blinders and whose film credits include 'Disco Pigs', Danny Boyle's '28 Days Later...' and Neil Jordan's 'Breakfast on Pluto', returns to the National ...†More about this event

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