Watch This Space Festival

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 9TH SEPTEMBER 2012

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Watch This Space FestivalThe National Theatre's free festival of outdoor entertainment returns this summer with an array of theatre, fire, circus, juggling, music, dance and street performance. Getting things off to a scorching start for the opening of Watch This Space is the Fire Garden ? to celebrate the arrival of the Olympic Torch in London, the National Theatre will be turned into an enormous riverside hanging garden of flames. The line-up also sees the premiere of Twenty/Twenty, an Olympic-sized show in which the world renowned Gandinis perform in mass juggling sequences and culminates with a finale performance involving 200 illuminated props. For the full programme visit the official website.

 

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Underground Stations

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Waterloo Tube Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Southwark Tube Station
 
9 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Waterloo East Railway Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Waterloo Railway Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
 
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Union Car Park
 
10 minutes walk
 
Library Street NCP
 
12 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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    Light Shining in BuckinghamshireLight Shining in BuckinghamshireLight Shining in BuckinghamshireCaryl Churchill's impassioned drama about a group of rebels, preachers, soldiers and dissenters, who go into battle for the heart and soul of England in the aftermath of a bloody and brutal civil war. Lyndsey Turner, who is set to direct Benedict Cumberbatch in Hamlet at the Barbican Theatre this summer, directs Churchill's early play about the Eng2015-04-28T19:30:00+01002015-06-22T00:00:00+0100 Where:
    National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre,   South Bank      SE1 9PX
    Category: event
    Ongoing

    event > Theatre > Dramas
    DATES  15th April to 22nd June 2015
    VENUE  National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre 
    Caryl Churchill's impassioned drama about a group of rebels, preachers, soldiers and dissenters, who go into battle for the heart and soul of England in the aftermath of a bloody and brutal civil war. Lyndsey Turner, who is set to direct Benedict Cumberbatch in Hamlet at the Barbican Theatre this summer, directs Churchill's early play about the Eng... More about this event
     
    Lyndsey Turner On Light Shining In Buckinghamshire: TalkLyndsey Turner On Light Shining In Buckinghamshire: TalkThe director in conversation.2015-04-30T18:00:00+01002015-04-30T00:00:00+0100 Where:
    National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre,   South Bank      SE1 9PX
    Category: event
    On Soon
    Lyndsey Turner On Light Shining In Buckinghamshire: Talk
    Michael Rudman - I Joke Too Much PlatformMichael Rudman - I Joke Too Much PlatformThe theatre director discusses his autobiography.2015-05-01T18:00:00+01002015-05-01T00:00:00+0100 Where:
    National Theatre: Cottesloe Theatre,   South Bank      SE1 9PX
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    National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre,   South Bank      SE1 9PX
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    event > Theatre > Dramas
    DATES  17th February to 17th May 2015
    VENUE  National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre 
    Ralph Fiennes stars as the radical bachelor Jack Tanner in Man and Superman, Simon Godwin's reinvented version of the grand-scale, romantic comedy by George Bernard Shaw. Acting alongside Indira Varma, who plays the heiress Ann, Fiennes is celebrated radical thinker and rich bachelor, and now guardian to the alluring Ann. She decides to marry Tanne... More about this event
     
    Antony Sher: Author EventAntony Sher: Author EventThe actor in conversation with Sue MacGregor.2015-05-06T14:30:00+01002015-05-06T00:00:00+0100 Where:
    National Theatre: Cottesloe Theatre,   South Bank      SE1 9PX
    Category: event
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    Stanley Wells: Author EventStanley Wells: Author EventAn informative talk.2015-05-06T18:00:00+01002015-05-06T00:00:00+0100 Where:
    National Theatre: Cottesloe Theatre,   South Bank      SE1 9PX
    Category: event
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    Ralph Fiennes: TalkRalph Fiennes: TalkThe actor in conversation.2015-05-15T15:00:00+01002015-05-15T00:00:00+0100 Where:
    National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre,   South Bank      SE1 9PX
    Category: event
    On Soon
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    National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre,   South Bank      SE1 9PX
    Category: event
    On Soon
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    Paul Merton: Author EventPaul Merton: Author EventThe comedian discusses his book Only When I Laugh.2015-06-03T18:00:00+01002015-06-03T00:00:00+0100 Where:
    National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre,   South Bank      SE1 9PX
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    Paul Merton: Author Event
    The Motherf**ker With The HatThe Motherf**ker With The HatThe Motherf**ker With The HatStephen Adly Guirgis's profane and hilarious Tony award nominated tale of love and addiction in New York City comes to the National Theatre. Centred on a former drug dealer called Jackie, who is released from prison and attempts to get his life back in order, The Motherf**ker with the Hat is a whip-smart look at how love and addiction finds light e2015-06-10T19:30:00+01002015-07-07T00:00:00+0100 Where:
    National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre,   South Bank      SE1 9PX
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    event > Theatre > Dramas
    DATES  10th June to 7th July 2015
    VENUE  National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre 
    Stephen Adly Guirgis's profane and hilarious Tony award nominated tale of love and addiction in New York City comes to the National Theatre. Centred on a former drug dealer called Jackie, who is released from prison and attempts to get his life back in order, The Motherf**ker with the Hat is a whip-smart look at how love and addiction finds light e... More about this event
     
     

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    Southbank Centre 3 minutes walk from National Theatre

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    Exhibitions | Until 14th June 2015 

    Southbank Centre 3 minutes walk from National Theatre

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