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The Secret RiverKate Grenville's novel, The Secret River, is adapted for the National Theatre stage by Andrew Bovell with direction from Neil Armfield and live music composed by Iain Grandage. The story offers an unflinching journey into Australia's dark history, following two families divided by culture and land. When William Thornhill, a convict from the slums in London, arrives in New South Wales, he discovers that the new world offers something he never thought he could have: a place to call his own. In this new production from Sydney Theatre Company, an ensemble cast of 22 perform.

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Corinthia Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £365† 23% off
Whitehall Place, SW1A | 6 minutes from The Secret River
With 294 bedrooms, multi-level penthouse suites and terraces offering spectacular views of the River Thames, Trafalgar Square and Whitehall - the £300 million restoration of the ... More
The Royal Horseguards - A Guoman Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £146† 34% off
2 Whitehall Court, SW1A | 6 minutes from The Secret River
Emulating the style of a French chateau, this grand Victorian residence, built in 1884, occupies a prime location within Westminster. It's worth staying at the Grade ... More
Strand Palace Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £69† 24% off
372 Strand, WC2R | 6 minutes from The Secret River
This West End Art Deco hotel right on the Strand and next to Covent Garden is in a fantastic location for accessing central London and theatreland. ... More
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9 To 5 The Musical
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 28th January 2019 to 4th April 2020
The Secret River, Savoy Court, Strand, WC2R | 5 minutes from The Secret River
Dolly Parton's signature sass is stamped all over this empowering musical version of the 1980 movie in which she co-starred. She has written all the songs ...More
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Groan Ups
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 20th September to 1st December 2019
The Secret River, 404 Strand, WC2R | 6 minutes from The Secret River
A new play from Mischief Theatre, the creators of The Play That Goes Wrong, Groan Ups is a show all about growing up. The brand-new comedy ...More
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Waitress
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 8th February 2019 to 4th January 2020
The Secret River, 18-20 Maiden Lane, The Strand, WC2R | 7 minutes from The Secret River
Transferring from Broadway, the Waitress musical comes to the Adelphi Theatre for its UK premiere in February. The first musical to have an all-female creative team, ...More
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Southbank Centre
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from The Secret River
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 The Secret River
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 The Secret River
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 The Secret River
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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South Bank
London > Attractions >
South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from The Secret River
This stretch along the Thames is one of the cultural and social hubs of London with the Southbank Centre - which includes Royal Festival Hall, Queen ... More
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Southbank Centre Beach
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Queens Walk, SE1 | 2 minutes from The Secret River
Every summer, from the end of May until the beginning of September, the Southbank Centre brings the beach to ... 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 The Secret River
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
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
22 Cornwall Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes from The Secret River
Konditor specialises in the creation of amazingly tasty cakes which are also sold on to some of the finest restaurants in the city. This, the first ... More
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Davenports Magic Shop
London > Shopping > Specialists
7 Charing Cross Underground Shopping Arcade, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 7 minutes from The Secret River
From budding Harry Potters and bumbling Tommy Coopers to dynamic David Copperfields, Davenports is a haven for magicians of every level and ability. Non-magicians too are ... More
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Roti Chai: Chaat Shack and Chai Bar
London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
Festival Village (underneath Queen Elizabeth Hall), Southbank Centre, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as The Secret River
Popular W1 Indian Street Kitchen, Roti Chai, pops up underneath Queen Elizabeth Hall from 18th until 21st September as part of the 2014 Darbar Festival at ... More
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Las Iguanas - Royal Festival Hall
London > Restaurants > South American restaurants
Festival Terrace, Southbank Centre, South Bank, London SE1 | 1 minute from The Secret River
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, South Bank, London SE1 | 1 minute from The Secret River
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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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 5 minutes from The Secret River
The Courtauld is one of the most prestigious art schools in the country, affiliated with the Oxbridge system and boasting a huge private location and prime ... More
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Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 10 minutes from The Secret River
The award-winning Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, designed by Irish architects O'Donnell + Tuomey and awarded the RIBA London Building of the Year Award in 2014, ... More
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The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 11 minutes from The Secret River
The London Film School is the oldest-established international school of film technique in the world. The school has contributed significantly to ... More
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Victoria Embankment Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Victoria Embankment, Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 6 minutes from The Secret River
Created in 1874, the Victoria Embankment Gardens run parallel to the River Thames, creating a green walkway between Waterloo Bridge and Embankment, and are dotted with ... More
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London Marriott Hotel County Hall Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from The Secret River
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 | 6 minutes from The Secret River
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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The Sherlock Holmes
London > Nightlife > Pubs
10 Northumberland Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 7 minutes from The Secret River
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 The Secret River
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
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The Clarence
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
53 Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 8 minutes from The Secret River
Just a hundred yards from Trafalgar Square, the MOD and the Horse Guard's Parade, The Clarence has an undeniably impressive location that attracts both locals and ... More
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Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden
London > Nightlife > Bars
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from The Secret River
Designed by the Eden Project, the Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden is the place to be on a summer's evening for stunning sundown views over the ... More
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Gordon's Wine Bar
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
47 Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 5 minutes from The Secret River
Home to Samuel Pepys in the 1680s, the building housing Gordon’s is now home to a regular, thriving crowd of drinkers of all ages and all ... More
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Somerset House Terrace
London > Nightlife > Bars
Somerset House, Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 5 minutes from The Secret River
For summer 2019 the riverside terrace next to Somerset House is partnering with San Miguel beer to offer a summery menu of Spanish-inspired ... More
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Skylon
London > Business > Venue Hire
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from The Secret River
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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Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from The Secret River
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 Deck at the National Theatre
London > Business > Venue Hire
South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from The Secret River
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

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Peter GyntPeter GyntPeter GyntJames McArdle, star of Platonov and Angels in America, takes the title role in David Hare's epic new production of Peter Gynt, styled after Henrik Ibsen's 1867 poetic fantasy Peer Gynt. While Ibsen's version follows the journey of its hero from his mountain home to other lands in a story which spans decades, Hare's reworking takes the main characte2019-09-18T00:00:00+01002019-10-08T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Theatre: Olivier Theatre, † South Bank† † † SE1 8XZ
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event > Theatre > Dramas
DATES27th June to 8th October 2019
VENUENational Theatre: Olivier Theatre
James McArdle, star of Platonov and Angels in America, takes the title role in David Hare's epic new production of Peter Gynt, styled after Henrik Ibsen's 1867 poetic fantasy Peer Gynt. While Ibsen's version follows the journey of its hero from his mountain home to other lands in a story which spans decades, Hare's reworking takes the main characte...†More about this event
Costume at the National TheatreCostume at the National TheatreCostume at the National TheatreFeaturing costumes from Follies and Antony and Cleopatra, Costume at the National Theatre shows just some of the exquisite outfits produced by the theatre's costume department. Working on everything from muddy uniforms to giant caterpillars, the costume department sources, creates, alters, repairs, organises and maintains costumes for over 20 new p2019-10-03T00:00:00+01002020-03-01T00:00:00+0000 Where:
National Theatre: Olivier Theatre, † South Bank† † † SE1 8XZ
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Fashion†|†PRICINGFree
DATES3rd October 2019 to 1st March 2020
VENUENational Theatre: Olivier Theatre
Featuring costumes from Follies and Antony and Cleopatra, Costume at the National Theatre shows just some of the exquisite outfits produced by the theatre's costume department. Working on everything from muddy uniforms to giant caterpillars, the costume department sources, creates, alters, repairs, organises and maintains costumes for over 20 new p...†More about this event
TranslationsTranslationsTranslationsFollowing a sold-out run last year, Brian Friel's modern classic, Translations, returns to the National Theatre. Ciaran Hinds once again leads a strong cast in this powerful account of nationhood, which sees the turbulent relationship between England and Ireland play out in one quiet community. Owen, the prodigal son, returns to rural Donegal from 2019-10-15T00:00:00+01002019-10-26T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Theatre: Olivier Theatre, † South Bank† † † SE1 8XZ
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PRICING£15-£18
DATES15th to 26th October 2019
VENUENational Theatre: Olivier Theatre
Following a sold-out run last year, Brian Friel's modern classic, Translations, returns to the National Theatre. Ciaran Hinds once again leads a strong cast in this powerful account of nationhood, which sees the turbulent relationship between England and Ireland play out in one quiet community. Owen, the prodigal son, returns to rural Donegal from ...†More about this event

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Alexander Zeldin directs the conclusion to his trilogy, which began with Beyond Caring and LOVE, which untangles the intertwined hopes ...More

 
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