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NetworkNetworkNetworkAn all star cast and creative team come directed by Olivier Award winner Ivo van Hove come together for Lee Hall's stage adaptation of the Oscar-winning 1976 film, Network, penned by Paddy Chayefsky. Downton Abbey's Michelle Dockery, best known as icy Lady Mary in the TV drama, takes on the role of television executive Diana Christensen, played by 2018-01-20T00:00:00+00002018-03-24T00:00:00+0000 Where:
National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre, † South Bank† † † SE1 9PX
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event > Theatre > Adaptations
DATESSaturday 4th November 2017toSaturday 24th March 2018
VENUENational Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre†
An all star cast and creative team come directed by Olivier Award winner Ivo van Hove come together for Lee Hall's stage adaptation of the Oscar-winning 1976 f...†More about this event
JohnJohnTwenty-nine-year-old Elias and his girlfriend Jenny are en route to New York when they take a detour to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania to bask in their nation's history. A subsequent stopover at a guest house run by 72-year-old Mertis exposes deep divisions in the UK premiere of a slow-burning drama by Pulitzer Prize winner Annie Baker. Directed by James2018-01-20T19:00:00+00002018-03-03T00:00:00+0000 Where:
National Theatre: Cottesloe Theatre, † South Bank† † † SE1 9PX
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PinocchioPinocchioPinocchioAfter co-writing Matilda the Musical, Dennis Kelly now brings Pinocchio to life at the National Theatre. The new production will be directed by John Tiffany, former director of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and will feature songs and score from the Walt Disney film, including I've Got No Strings, Give a Little Whistle and When You Wish Upon a 2018-01-20T14:00:00+00002018-04-07T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre, † South Bank† † † SE1 9PX
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Ongoing

event > Theatre > Musicals
PRICING£15-£62
DATES1st December 2017 to 7th April 2018
VENUENational Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre†
After co-writing Matilda the Musical, Dennis Kelly now brings Pinocchio to life at the National Theatre. The new production will be directed by John Tiffany, f...†More about this event
The Winter's Tale (Ages 8-12)The Winter's Tale (Ages 8-12)Prince Florizel falls madly in love with a shepherd girl called Perdita, who was once lost and then found, in a reimagining of Shakespeare's late romance for young audiences by Justin Audibert and the company.2018-02-14T11:00:00+00002018-02-28T00:00:00+0000 Where:
National Theatre: Cottesloe Theatre, † South Bank† † † SE1 9PX
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The Winter's Tale (Ages 8-12)
The Great WaveThe Great WaveIndhu Rubasingham directs the National Theatre's co-production with the Tricycle Theatre of Francis Turnly's thriller set in Japan and North Korea about two teenage sisters, Hanako and Reiko, who are caught in a storm. One sibling is swept out to sea while the other survives but their devastated mother is convinced that her missing daughter is stil2018-03-10T19:30:00+00002018-04-14T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Theatre: Cottesloe Theatre, † South Bank† † † SE1 9PX
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The Great Wave
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 2018-04-18T00:00:00+01002018-05-23T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre, † South Bank† † † SE1 9PX
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event > Theatre > Shakespearean productions
DATES18th April to 23rd May 2018
VENUENational 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
Nine NightNine NightWhen Gloria passes away after a prolonged illness, her children and grandchildren mark her passing with a traditional Jamaican Nine Night Wake that brings together friends and relatives for a party full of music, food and sharing stories that lasts over one week. The endless parade of mourners pushes the family to the brink in Natasha Gordon's touc2018-04-21T14:30:00+01002018-05-26T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Theatre: Cottesloe Theatre, † South Bank† † † SE1 9PX
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Nine Night
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
DATES1st 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
DATES1st 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
 
 

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John
Theatre | Until 3rd March 2018 

National Theatre: Cottesloe Theatre

Twenty-nine-year-old Elias and his girlfriend Jenny are en route to New York when they take a detour to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania ...More

John
John
Theatre | Until 3rd March 2018 

National Theatre: Dorfman Theatre

Annie Baker, whose Pulitzer Prize-winning The Flick had a sold-out run at the National in 2016, is back with John, ...More

 
Pinocchio
Pinocchio
Theatre | Until 7th April 2018 

National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre

After co-writing Matilda the Musical, Dennis Kelly now brings Pinocchio to life at the National Theatre. The new production will ...More

 
Network
Network
Theatre | Until 24th March 2018 

National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre

An all star cast and creative team come directed by Olivier Award winner Ivo van Hove come together for Lee ...More

 
Johann Strauss Dancers & Orchestra: Johann Strauss Gala
Concerts | On 20th January 2018 

Southbank Centre 3 minutes walk from National Theatre

John Rigby conducts works by members of the Strauss family and others, including eternal favourites Blue Danube Waltz and the ...More

Darkness Visible
Exhibitions | Until 25th February 2018 

Southbank Centre 3 minutes walk from National Theatre

A participatory installation by Sam Winston which explores perception and spoken word....More

ABBA: Super Troupers
ABBA: Super Troupers
Exhibitions | Until 29th April 2018 

Southbank Centre 3 minutes walk from National Theatre

This December, the Southbank Centre presents major new exhibition Abba: Super Troupers. Created in association with ABBA The Museum in ...More

 
Amadeus
Amadeus
Theatre | 22nd January 2018 - 17th February 2018 

National Theatre: Olivier Theatre 3 minutes walk from National Theatre

Following a sell-out run last year, Amadeus returns to the Olivier in 2018. Adam Gillen and Lucian Msamati, who "cuts ...More

 
North: Fashioning Identity
North: Fashioning Identity
Exhibitions | Until 4th February 2018 

Somerset House 6 minutes walk from National Theatre

Somerset House explores the contemporary artistic and stylistic representations of the north of England with new exhibition, North: Fashioning Identity. ...More

 
Soutine's Portraits: Cooks, Waiters And Bellboys
Soutine's Portraits: Cooks, Waiters And Bellboys
Exhibitions | Until 21st January 2018 

The Courtauld Institute Of Art 6 minutes walk from National Theatre

New exhibition Soutine's Portraits: Cooks, Waiters and Bellboys looks at the artist's fascination with the staff of French hotels and ...More

 

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Valentine's Day at the Museum of Brands
Seasonal | From 10th February 

Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising

This Valentine's, enjoy 2for1 admission at the Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising. The venue is offering the deal to anyone who brings date between February 10th to ...More

St. Valentine's Day at The Zetter
Seasonal | On 14th February 

The Zetter Hotel

The Zetter Hotel in Clerkenwell invites you and your better half to indulge in a decadent seven-course tasting menu this Valentine's Day. Being served in Club Zetter, the ...More

Tidy Up
Tidy Up
Theatre | From 16th February 

Southbank Centre

A work by the charming Peutetre Theatre company about chaos and order for children....More

 
Arabic Poetry of Love and Lust
Seasonal | On 14th February 

The Queen Of Hoxton

Head to the cosy Moroccan WigWam sitting atop The Queen of Hoxton this Valentine's Day for Arabic Poetry of Love and Lust. Celebrating feminine wit and desire, the ...More

The Potato Puppet Playground
The Potato Puppet Playground
Kids Events | From 17th February 

The CentrE17

The humble potato becomes the root of spud-related ...More

 
Valentine's DIY Porn Workshop
Seasonal | On 14th February 

The Book Club

Things are getting raunchy at The Book Club this Valentine's Day with the DIY Porn Workshop. For those who have always wanted to create a naughty home movie ...More

The CentrE17
Entertainment 

CentrE17 is a vibrant performance venue in Walthamstow, run by the community, for the community....More

Little Mochi Man
Little Mochi Man
Theatre | On 3rd February 

Half Moon Young People's Theatre

Mixing modern and traditional Japanese forms of storytelling and inspired by the traditions of Shogatsu ...More

 
Mischief And Mysteries In Moomin Valley
Mischief And Mysteries In Moomin Valley
Theatre | From 10th February 

Southbank Centre

A storytelling experience complete with puppetry, original music ...More

 
Social Bingo Academy
Social Bingo Academy
Sporting Events | On 27th January 

180 Arlington Road

Having already pioneered bingo for young people with Rebel Bingo, the same team now present ...More

 
Facebook Gallery of Groups
Facebook Gallery of Groups
Exhibitions | From 8th February 

The gallery@oxo

This February, Facebook presents its first real-world exhibition, ...More

 
The Coach Makers Arms
The Coach Makers Arms
Dining 

The Coach Makers Arms from Cubitt House combines a bar, first floor dining room, and ...More

 
The Gunmakers
The Gunmakers
Drinking 

An historic 19th Century public house in Clerkenwell taken over by the people who brought ...More

 
Harringay Arms
Harringay Arms
Drinking 

Embracing its traditional charms the pub's owners, brothers Ben and Anthony, have breathed new life ...More

 
Wildflower
Wildflower
Dining 

Set within south London creative hub Peckham Levels, Wildflower is an informal vegetarian and vegan ...More

 
The Spread Eagle
The Spread Eagle
Dining 

One of London's oldest pubs, The Spread Eagle in Homerton focuses on premium liquor, fine ...More

 
The Crystal Maze LIVE Experience
The Crystal Maze LIVE Experience
Entertainment 

Bringing the fantasies of many '90s children and ...More

 
Real Ale, Maida Vale
Real Ale, Maida Vale
Shopping 

Real Ale is a craft beer and natural wine specialist on Formosa Street, Little Venice....More

 
London Events 2018
London Events 2018
Feature 

The Old Vic celebrates its bicentenary in 2018, the Royal Academy of Arts is ...More

 
August in London 2018
Article 

Summer favourites like the Notting Hill Carnival and Kids Week return and two Open Air Theatre productions are staged in London during August 2018. ...More

July in London 2018
Article 

A Monster Calls at the Old Vic in July 2018 when Lovebox and Citadel move to Brockwell Park and Wimbledon serves up an ace. Sam Mendes directs The Lehman Trilogy at the National where Rhys ...More

 
 
 
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