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Absolute HellAbsolute HellAbsolute HellThirty years after the rediscovery of Absolute Hell Joe Hill-Gibbins returns to the National Theatre to direct Rodney Ackland's plunge into post-war Soho, full of despair, longing and a need to escape. Branded 'a libel on the British people' on its first airing in 1952 under the title 'The Pink Room', the play was panned. Revised and rewritten but 2018-04-27T00:00:00+01002018-06-16T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre,   South Bank      SE1 9PX
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Now On

event > Theatre > Shakespearean productions
DATES  18th April to 16th June 2018
VENUE  National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre 
Thirty years after the rediscovery of Absolute Hell Joe Hill-Gibbins returns to the National Theatre to direct Rodney Ackland's plunge into post-war Soho, full... More about this event
 
The National Theatre at The Old Vic 1963-1976The National Theatre at The Old Vic 1963-1976The National Theatre at The Old Vic 1963-1976The National Theatre celebrates The Old Vic's 200th birthday with a new exhibition this spring. The historic Lambeth theatre first opened its doors in 1818 and then in 1963 the National Theatre was established, spending its first 13 years at The Old Vic. Led by Sir Laurence Olivier, the NT established a company of young and emerging actors, playwri2018-04-27T00:00:00+01002018-06-23T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Theatre,   South Bank  South Bank    SE1 9PX
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Ongoing

event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions
DATES  14th April to 23rd June 2018
The National Theatre celebrates The Old Vic's 200th birthday with a new exhibition this spring. The historic Lambeth theatre first opened its doors in 1818 and... More about this event
 
JulieJulieJulieKnown for her reinterpretations of classic plays, Carrie Cracknell directs Vanessa Kirby (Princess Margaret in The Crown) in Julie at the National's Lyttelton Theatre. Reworked by Polly Stenham and designed by Tom Scutt, the new version of August Strindberg's tragedy brings Miss Julie into contemporary London. As a late-night party begins to die do2018-05-31T00:00:00+01002018-08-04T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre,   South Bank      SE1 9PX
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event > Theatre > Adaptations
DATES  31st May to 4th August 2018
VENUE  National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre 
Known for her reinterpretations of classic plays, Carrie Cracknell directs Vanessa Kirby (Princess Margaret in The Crown) in Julie at the National's Lyttelton ... More about this event
 
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 Tr2018-06-07T00:00:00+01002018-07-18T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Theatre: Dorfman,   South Bank      SE1 9PX
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event > Theatre > Dramas
DATES  7th June to 18th July 2018
VENUE  National 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 N... More about this event
 
Exit the KingExit the KingThis July at the National's Olivier Theatre, Patrick Marber directs his own adaptation of Eugene Ionesco's dark comedy, Exit the King. On the back of his lead role in A Christmas Carol at the Old Vic Theatre, Rhys Ifans stars as the King while Indira Varma takes the role of the Queen. Anthony Ward provides the designs.2018-07-01T00:00:00+01002018-08-01T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Theatre,   South Bank  South Bank    SE1 9PX
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event > Theatre > Dramas
DATES  1st July to 1st August 2018
This July at the National's Olivier Theatre, Patrick Marber directs his own adaptation of Eugene Ionesco's dark comedy, Exit the King. On the back of his lead ... More about this event
 
The Lehman TrilogyThe Lehman TrilogyFrom July 2018, Sam Mendes directs the epic story of Lehman Brothers from its beginning in 1844 to its end 163 years later. Few will forget the scenes of bankers leaving in 2008, their personal effects in cardboard boxes. Stefano Massini's play, adapted for the National by Ben Power, has been staged across Europe. The triumphant world premiere in P2018-07-01T00:00:00+01002018-08-01T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Theatre,   South Bank  South Bank    SE1 9PX
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event > Theatre > Dramas
DATES  1st July to 1st August 2018
From July 2018, Sam Mendes directs the epic story of Lehman Brothers from its beginning in 1844 to its end 163 years later. Few will forget the scenes of banke... 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
DATES  24th July to 5th September 2018
VENUE  National 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 un... More about this event
 
 
 

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The National Theatre at The Old Vic 1963-1976
The National Theatre at The Old Vic 1963-1976
Exhibitions | Until 23rd June 2018 

National Theatre

The National Theatre celebrates The Old Vic's 200th birthday with a new exhibition this spring. The historic Lambeth theatre first ...More

 
Absolute Hell
Absolute Hell
Theatre | Until 16th June 2018 

National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre

Thirty years after the rediscovery of Absolute Hell Joe Hill-Gibbins returns to the National Theatre to direct Rodney Ackland's plunge ...More

 
Concrete Dreams Weekend
Concrete Dreams Weekend
Exhibitions | Until 29th April 2018 

Southbank Centre: Queen Elizabeth Hall 3 minutes walk from The Last Of The Haussmans

The culmination of the Concrete Dreams exhibition, this special three day weekend showcases performances by artists who share a history ...More

 
Dreamgirls
Dreamgirls
Theatre | Until 25th September 2018 

Savoy Theatre 7 minutes walk from The Last Of The Haussmans

A multi-award winning hit on Broadway and a 2006 film starring Beyonce, Dreamgirls returns thirty-five years after the original 1981Tony ...More

 
Kinky Boots
Kinky Boots
Theatre | Until 29th September 2018 

Adelphi Theatre 9 minutes walk from The Last Of The Haussmans

Inspired by a true story and based on the 2005 British film of the same name, Kinky Boots is really ...More

 
Concerto / Le Baiser de la fee / Elite Syncopations
Concerto / Le Baiser de la fee / Elite Syncopations
Dance | Until 11th May 2018 

Royal Opera House 12 minutes walk from The Last Of The Haussmans

The Royal Ballet celebrates the work of the late great British choreographer Kenneth MacMillan with three mixed programmes that bring ...More

 
Young Frankenstein
Young Frankenstein
Theatre | Until 29th September 2018 

Garrick Theatre 12 minutes walk from The Last Of The Haussmans

Ross Noble, Lesley Joseph and Hadley Fraser lead the cast of Young Frankenstein, Mel Brooks' uproarious musical based on his ...More

 
Quiz
Quiz
Theatre | Until 16th June 2018 

Noel Coward Theatre 13 minutes walk from The Last Of The Haussmans

Following a sell-out run at Chichester Festival Theatre, Quiz, the play about 'the coughing Major' who famously cheated on Who ...More

 
School of Rock
School of Rock
Theatre | Until 13th January 2019 

New London Theatre 13 minutes walk from The Last Of The Haussmans

Students at a prestigious prep school "stick it to the man" with encouragement from their substitute teacher - wannabe rock ...More

 
Matilda The Musical
Matilda The Musical
Theatre | Until 10th February 2019 

Cambridge Theatre 14 minutes walk from The Last Of The Haussmans

The Royal Shakespeare Company's multiple award-winning musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's celebrated children's book Matilda is a big hit at ...More

 

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The Jones Family Kitchen
The Jones Family Kitchen
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The Jones Family Kitchen, in Eccleston Yards, is an all day restaurant on an historical ...More

 
Alpes
Alpes
Dining 

Above the main entrance of Pop Brixton, Alpes is the first permanent site from street ...More

 
Faber Fox
Faber Fox
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On a prime spot in Crystal Palace at the top of Westow Hill, the Faber ...More

 
temper Covent Garden
temper Covent Garden
Dining 

With this third branch of temper, in Covent Garden, Neil Rankin has further cemented his ...More

 
Sin Gusano
Sin Gusano
Foodie Events | From 3rd May 

Curio Cabal

Taking over popular Haggerston cafe and bar space Curio Cabal, on Thursday to Saturday evenings, ...More

 
Curio Cabal
Drinking 

Opened in the summer of 2013 Curio Cabal in Haggerston is supported by its brother company, Creative Blocks, a co-working / studio space based in the same building....More

Andina Picanteria
Andina Picanteria
Dining 

Martin Morales's 40 cover Andina Picanteria is an ode to the Peruvian picanterias, the family-run, ...More

 
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Andina Panaderia
Shopping 

Pioneer of Peruvian cooking Martin Morales is behind this Peruvian bakery and the forty cover ...More

 
Home, I'm Darling
Home, I'm Darling
Theatre | From 24th July 

National Theatre: Dorfman

Katherine Parkinson (whose role as Jen in the IT Crowd "brought her something close to ...More

 
An Octoroon
An Octoroon
Theatre | From 7th June 

National Theatre: Dorfman

In 1859, white Irish playwright Dion Boucicault writes a hit play about America. Today, a ...More

 
Cora Pearl
Cora Pearl
Dining 

With double-height windows opening onto the 'Actors' Church', this Covent Garden restaurant from the team ...More

 
Scarlett Green
Scarlett Green
Dining 

Bondi meets Soho at this Antipodean-inspired restaurant from the Daisy Green Collection, serving bottomless brunch ...More

 
Fayre Share
Fayre Share
Dining 

Classic British dishes like roasted beer chicken and Arctic roll with jelly are on the ...More

 
London Celebrates 250 Years of the Circus
London Celebrates 250 Years of the Circus
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In 2018 London celebrates the 250th anniversary ...More

 
The Queen of Hoxton Summer Rooftop: The Lost Vegas
Foodie Events | From 3rd May 

The Queen Of Hoxton

The Queen of Hoxton has been given a makeover once again, transforming into The Lost Vegas Rooftop just in time for summer. One of east London's most popular ...More

Cafe de Paris: Royal Wedding Show
Cafe de Paris: Royal Wedding Show
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 19th May 

Cafe de Paris

Not one the 2,640 members of the public ...More

 
Portobello Live!
Portobello Live!
Concerts | From 6th May 

Portobello Live! Various Venues

Now an established fixture in the festival calendar, Portobello Live! returns on Sunday and Monday ...More

 
Building The Wall
Building The Wall
Theatre | From 2nd May 

Park Theatre

Jez Bond directs the UK premiere staging of Pulitzer Prize winner Robert Schenkkan's gripping political ...More

 
Midsummer Terrace at Mondrian London
Midsummer Terrace at Mondrian London
Seasonal | From 2nd May 

Mondrian London

Popping-up at Mondrian London this summer, the floral ...More

 
Best Summer Terraces in London
Best Summer Terraces in London
Article 

Picture perfect petals and gorgeous floral blooms make ...More

 
The Best Boutique Hotels in London
The Best Boutique Hotels in London
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They're the most stylish places to stay in ...More

 
November in London 2018
November in London 2018
Article 

There's an explosion of fireworks on the 5th, Star Wars gets the full orchestra treatment ...More

 
November in London 2018
Article 

There's an explosion of fireworks on the 5th, Star Wars gets the full orchestra treatment at the Royal Albert Hall and Gainsborough's Family Album opens at the National Portrait Gallery, it's all in London in ...More

Best Immersive Experiences in London
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At the best immersive experiences in London the ...More

 
Dorsett City
Dorsett City
Article 

Next to Aldgate tube, Dorsett City is an Asian owned four star hotel with ...More

 
Best West End Shows in London for Kids
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Whether it's an all-singing, all-dancing musical or ...More

 
 
 
 
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