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23rd February 2013 until 8th April 2013
 
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This HouseThe country faces an economic crisis and there's a hung parliament. If you are a sick MP you're still expected to make your way through the lobby to cast your vote. There are fist fights a-plenty in the Westminster bars, and the parties' whips bend the rules, but not all the time. Following a successful run at National Theatre's Cottesloe, James Graham's 1974-set drama now transfers to the Olivier. Based in the engine rooms of Westminster, the play strips back politics and takes a brutal but humorous perspective of Britain's government. "There's tremendous fun here, as Graham contrasts the ancient rituals of parliament with the grubby realities of party politics" (The Guardian).

 

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Waterloo Tube Station
 
6 minutes walk
 
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11 minutes walk
 
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Waterloo East Railway Station
 
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Waterloo Railway Station
 
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Union Car Park
 
13 minutes walk
 
Library Street NCP
 
14 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Uncle Vanya
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 23rd April to 3rd May 2014
Wyndham's Theatre, Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 11 minutes from This House
Last year saw London stage four revivals of Anton Checkov's Uncle Vanya and now 2014 welcomes another. Russian director Andrei Konchalovsky transfers his ...More
 
 
 
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The Weir
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 16th January to 19th April 2014
Wyndham's Theatre, Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 11 minutes from This House
Conor McPherson's drama transfers to London's West End in January 2014 following a hugely successful run at the Donmar Warehouse in 2013. McPherson's The Weir ...More
 
 
 
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Skylight
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 6th June to 23rd August 2014
Wyndham's Theatre, Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 11 minutes from This House
Carey Mulligan makes her West End debut starring as the former lover of Bill Nighy in Stephen Daldry's revival of David Hare's Skylight. Originally staged at ...More
 
 
 
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Southbank Centre
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from This House
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 This House
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 This House
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 This House
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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The Hayward Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from This House
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 Eye
London > Attractions > Sights
Jubilee Gardens, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 4 minutes from This House
The London Eye elbowed its way onto the capital's tourist scene as one of the statement pieces to mark the turn of the ... 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 This House
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 This House
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 > Delicatessens
63 Stamford Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes from This House
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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Las Iguanas - Royal Festival Hall
London > Restaurants > South American restaurants
Festival Terrace, Southbank Centre, SE1 | 1 minute from This House
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, SE1 | 1 minute from This House
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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Feng Sushi - Royal Festival Hall
London > Restaurants > Japanese restaurants
Unit 9, Festival Terrace, SE1 | 1 minute from This House
Offering freshly-made sushi at affordable prices, Feng Sushi restaurants have established a popular reputation for providing London with classic sushi dishes, prepared with sustainable produce. An ethically-focused ... More
 
 
 
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Career Energy
London > Education > Careers Services
4-6 Staple Inn, Holborn, London WC1V | 15 minutes from This House
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 | 16 minutes from This House
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 This House
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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Jubilee Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
3 Belvedere Road, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from This House
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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London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Whitehall Place, Westminster, London SW1A | 6 minutes from This House
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London > Nightlife > Pubs
10 Northumberland Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 7 minutes from This House
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 This House
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53 Whitehall, SW1A | 8 minutes from This House
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Belvedere Road, SE1 | 2 minutes from This House
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Gordon's Wine Bar
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
47 Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 5 minutes from This House
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Bassoon Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
Corinthia Hotel London, Whitehall Place, Westminster, London SW1A | 5 minutes from This House
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London > Business > Venue Hire
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from This House
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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Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from This House
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London > Business > Venue Hire
South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from This House
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King LearKing LearKing LearSimon Russell Beale is King Lear in the Sam Mendes directed production of Shakespeare's great tragedy at the National Theatre, staged from January 2014. The Skyfall director instructs a cast which includes Kate Fleetwood as Goneril and Anna Maxwell Martin as Regan, Lear's two fawning daughters while Olivia Vinall plays Cordelia, his third and favou19th April 2014Wednesday 2nd July 2014 Where:
National Theatre: Olivier Theatre,   South Bank      SE1 8XZ
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King Lear
event > Theatre > Shakespearean productions
DATES  14th January to 2nd July 2014
VENUE  National Theatre: Olivier Theatre 
Simon Russell Beale is King Lear in the Sam Mendes directed production of Shakespeare's great tragedy at the National Theatre, staged from January 2014. The Skyfall director instructs a cast which includes Kate Fleetwood as Goneril and Anna Maxwell Martin as Regan, Lear's two fawning daughters while Olivia Vinall plays Cordelia, his third and favou... More about this event
 
A Small Family BusinessA Small Family BusinessA Small Family BusinessNigel Lindsay stars as Jack McCracken, a principled man horrified at the extent of the greed in his extended family, in A Small Family Business, Alan Ayckbourn's comedy drama written for the National Theatre in 1987 during the height of Thatcherism. Adam Penford directs this revival playing in the Olivier Theatre in which Lindsay (Olivier nominated24th April 2014Saturday 31st May 2014 Where:
National Theatre: Olivier Theatre,   South Bank      SE1 8XZ
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A Small Family Business
event > Theatre > Comedies
DATES  1st April to 31st May 2014
VENUE  National Theatre: Olivier Theatre 
Nigel Lindsay stars as Jack McCracken, a principled man horrified at the extent of the greed in his extended family, in A Small Family Business, Alan Ayckbourn's comedy drama written for the National Theatre in 1987 during the height of Thatcherism. Adam Penford directs this revival playing in the Olivier Theatre in which Lindsay (Olivier nominated... More about this event
 
NT Platforms: Alan Bennett: TalkNT Platforms: Alan Bennett: TalkThe award-winning playwright discusses his work.7th May 2014Wednesday 7th May 2014 Where:
National Theatre: Olivier Theatre,   South Bank      SE1 8XZ
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NT Platforms: Alan Bennett: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Literary Events & Book Signings
DATES  Wednesday 7th May 2014 - 7pm
VENUE  National Theatre: Olivier Theatre 
The award-winning playwright discusses his work.
MedeaMedeaMedeaHelen McCrory stars in the title role in Carrie Cracknell's production of Medea, the Euripides' tragedy, adapted by Ben Power for the National Theatre. Medea is faced with separation from the children she has had for her husband, who has abandoned her and so enacts a dreadful revenge. Director Carrie Cracknell had a hit earlier in the year at the N14th July 2014Thursday 4th September 2014 Where:
National Theatre: Olivier Theatre,   South Bank      SE1 8XZ
Category: event
 
Medea
event > Theatre > Adaptations
DATES  14th July to 4th September 2014
VENUE  National Theatre: Olivier Theatre 
Helen McCrory stars in the title role in Carrie Cracknell's production of Medea, the Euripides' tragedy, adapted by Ben Power for the National Theatre. Medea is faced with separation from the children she has had for her husband, who has abandoned her and so enacts a dreadful revenge. Director Carrie Cracknell had a hit earlier in the year at the N... More about this event
 
The James Plays: James IThe James Plays: James IThe James Plays: James IThe James Plays, a trio of new history plays by award-winning writer Rona Munro bringing to life three generations of Stewart kings who ruled Scotland in the tumultuous fifteenth century, comes to the National Theatre this autumn. In the first installment, James I returns to Scotland after 18 years' imprisonment at the hands of the English, with hi10th September 2014Tuesday 28th October 2014 Where:
National Theatre: Olivier Theatre,   South Bank      SE1 8XZ
Category: event
 
The James Plays: James I
event > Theatre > Dramas
DATES  10th September to 28th October 2014
VENUE  National Theatre: Olivier Theatre 
The James Plays, a trio of new history plays by award-winning writer Rona Munro bringing to life three generations of Stewart kings who ruled Scotland in the tumultuous fifteenth century, comes to the National Theatre this autumn. In the first installment, James I returns to Scotland after 18 years' imprisonment at the hands of the English, with hi... More about this event
 
The James Plays: James IIThe James Plays: James IIThe James Plays: James IIThe second of three new plays by award-winning writer Rona Munro about 15th century Scottish kings, in James II the king has become the ultimate prize in a terrible game being played by Scotland's most powerful families. James, played by Andrew Rothney (Blackbird, KJB: The Book That Changed the World, The Cottage), can only trust William his childh15th September 2014Wednesday 29th October 2014 Where:
National Theatre: Olivier Theatre,   South Bank      SE1 8XZ
Category: event
 
The James Plays: James II
event > Theatre > Dramas
DATES  15th September to 29th October 2014
VENUE  National Theatre: Olivier Theatre 
The second of three new plays by award-winning writer Rona Munro about 15th century Scottish kings, in James II the king has become the ultimate prize in a terrible game being played by Scotland's most powerful families. James, played by Andrew Rothney (Blackbird, KJB: The Book That Changed the World, The Cottage), can only trust William his childh... More about this event
 
The James Plays: James IIIThe James Plays: James IIIThe James Plays: James IIIJames III is full of grand schemes in the third and final installment of Rona Munro's trio of new history plays, The James Plays, which play in rep at the National Theatre this autumn. Presenting "accessible, popular culture versions of our medieval history" (Scottish writer Munro told the BBC), James III picks up the action as Scotland approaches 19th September 2014Wednesday 29th October 2014 Where:
National Theatre: Olivier Theatre,   South Bank      SE1 8XZ
Category: event
 
The James Plays: James III
event > Theatre > Dramas
DATES  19th September to 29th October 2014
VENUE  National Theatre: Olivier Theatre 
James III is full of grand schemes in the third and final installment of Rona Munro's trio of new history plays, The James Plays, which play in rep at the National Theatre this autumn. Presenting "accessible, popular culture versions of our medieval history" (Scottish writer Munro told the BBC), James III picks up the action as Scotland approaches ... More about this event
 
Treasure Island (Over 10s)Treasure Island (Over 10s)Treasure Island (Over 10s)The National Theatre's Christmas kids' show takes Robert Louis Stevenson's classic, Treasure Island, and adapts it for children aged ten and above. This stage adaptation has been written by Bryony Lavery, the 67-year-old playwright best known for her play Frozen, who has also penned The Believers, playing at the Tricycle Theatre earlier in the year22nd December 2014Wednesday 21st January 2015 Where:
National Theatre: Olivier Theatre,   South Bank      SE1 8XZ
Category: event
 
Treasure Island (Over 10s)
event > Theatre > Adaptations
DATES  22nd December 2014 to 21st January 2015
VENUE  National Theatre: Olivier Theatre 
The National Theatre's Christmas kids' show takes Robert Louis Stevenson's classic, Treasure Island, and adapts it for children aged ten and above. This stage adaptation has been written by Bryony Lavery, the 67-year-old playwright best known for her play Frozen, who has also penned The Believers, playing at the Tricycle Theatre earlier in the year... More about this event
 
 

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Comedy | Until 19th April 2014 

Southbank Centre 2 minutes walk from National Theatre: Olivier Theatre

"Imagine if Harry Potter was a Canadian non-wizard who writes very funny jokes with his big hands, that's Tony Law," ...More

David Mills
Comedy | On 18th April 2014 

Southbank Centre 2 minutes walk from National Theatre: Olivier Theatre

David Mills has been building buzz with his razor sharp, bitchy banter since he won the Hackney Empire New Act ...More

Pull Out All The Stops - An Organ Celebration
Pull Out All The Stops - An Organ Celebration
Concerts | Until 7th June 2014 

Southbank Centre 2 minutes walk from National Theatre: Olivier Theatre

Celebrating the complete restoration and return of the Royal Festival Hall's organ, the Southbank Centre is hosting Pull Out All ...More

 
Christy Moore With Declan Sinnott
Christy Moore With Declan Sinnott
Concerts | Until 18th April 2014 

Southbank Centre 2 minutes walk from National Theatre: Olivier Theatre

Following sell-out performances in 2009, 2010 and 2012, Irish folk singer Christy Moore returns to the Southbank Centre's Royal Festival ...More

 
World Street Food Festival
World Street Food Festival
Shopping | Until 21st April 2014 

Southbank Centre 2 minutes walk from National Theatre: Olivier Theatre

The people behind the weekly Real Food Market bring the World Street Food Festival to the Southbank this Easter with ...More

 
Theatre-Rites: Rubbish
Theatre-Rites: Rubbish
Theatre | Until 22nd April 2014 

Southbank Centre: Purcell Room 2 minutes walk from National Theatre: Olivier Theatre

Children aged five and above can enter an imaginary world that celebrates its rubbish. Created by leading children's theatre company ...More

 
Martin Creed
Martin Creed
Exhibitions | Until 27th April 2014 

The Hayward Gallery 2 minutes walk from National Theatre: Olivier Theatre

He got all the bells ringing in the country at the same time to launch the cultural Olympic celebration in ...More

 
Udderbelly Festival
Udderbelly Festival
Comedy | Until 13th July 2014 

Southbank Centre 3 minutes walk from National Theatre: Olivier Theatre

Look out for an upside-down purple cow as you're crossing over the Golden Jubilee footbridge to the Southbank Centre from ...More

 
Boat Show Comedy Club
Boat Show Comedy Club
Comedy | Until 27th December 2014 

Tattershall Castle 4 minutes walk from National Theatre: Olivier Theatre

For the past twelve years the Boat Show Comedy Club aboard the Tattershall Castle has played host to some of ...More

 
Easter at the London Eye
Easter at the London Eye
Seasonal | Until 21st April 2014 

London Eye 4 minutes walk from National Theatre: Olivier Theatre

This Easter weekend Edwin the Easter bunny and his friends will be taking over the London Eye to provide families ...More

 
 
 
 
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