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Exit the KingThis July at the National's Olivier Theatre, Patrick Marber (the author of Closer, who more recently adapted Three Days in the Country and Hedda Gabler for the National) 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, who is 400 years old and dying, while Indira Varma (Game of Thrones, Man and Superman) takes the role of his first Queen. Anthony Ward, who did the sets for Sweeney Todd and for Matthew Bourne's Nutcracker, provides the designs.

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Corinthia Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £325† 26% off
Whitehall Place, SW1A | 6 minutes from Exit the King
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† 30% off
2 Whitehall Court, SW1A | 6 minutes from Exit the King
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† 32% off
372 Strand, WC2R | 6 minutes from Exit the King
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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Follies
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 14th February to 26th March 2019
Exit the King, South Bank, SE1 | Same location as Exit the King
After a sold-out run, Follies, winner of the Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival in 2018, returns to the National Theatre in 2019. Joanna Riding takes ...More
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True West
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 23rd November 2018 to 16th February 2019
Exit the King, 404 Strand, WC2R | 6 minutes from Exit the King
Kit Harington - famous for his leading role in Game of Thrones - and Johnny Flynn - star of Lovesick, Beast and US TV series Genius, ...More
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Waitress
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 8th February to 25th May 2019
Exit the King, 18-20 Maiden Lane, The Strand, WC2R | 7 minutes from Exit the King
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 Exit the King
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 Exit the King
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 Exit the King
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 best museums, galleries, attractions near Exit the King
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The Poetry Library
London > Attractions > Museums
Level 5, Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Exit the King
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 Exit the King
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 Exit the King
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 Exit the King
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 > Delicatessens
22 Cornwall Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes from Exit the King
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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Davenports Magic Shop
London > Shopping > Specialists
7 Charing Cross Underground Shopping Arcade, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 7 minutes from Exit the King
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 Exit the King
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 Exit the King
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 Exit the King
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 Exit the King
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 Exit the King
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 Exit the King
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 Exit the King
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 Exit the King
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 Exit the King
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 Exit the King
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 Exit the King
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 Exit the King
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 Exit the King
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 Exit the King
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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Proud Embankment
London > Nightlife >
8 Victoria Embankment, WC2R | 5 minutes from Exit the King
Baz Luhrmann meets Cirque du Soleil at Proud Embankment, an immersive cabaret-dining experience and the largest club of its kind in ... More
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Skylon
London > Business > Venue Hire
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Exit the King
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 Exit the King
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 Exit the King
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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HadestownHadestownRachel Chavkin directs the UK premiere staging of the off-Broadway musical, which reimagines the story of Orpheus and Eurydice through modern American folk music and vintage New Orleans jazz. Featuring music, lyrics and a book by Anais Mitchell.2019-01-24T14:00:00+00002019-01-26T00:00:00+0000 Where:
National Theatre: Olivier Theatre, † South Bank† † † SE1 8XZ
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FolliesFolliesFolliesAfter a sold-out run, Follies, winner of the Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival in 2018, returns to the National Theatre in 2019. Joanna Riding takes the place of Imelda Staunton starring alongside Alexander Hanson while Janie Dee and Peter Forbes reprise their roles. This dazzling production of Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman's musical - "s2019-02-14T00:00:00+00002019-03-26T00:00:00+0000 Where:
National Theatre: Olivier Theatre, † South Bank† † † SE1 8XZ
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event > Theatre > Musicals
PRICING£25-£72
DATES14th February to 26th March 2019
VENUENational Theatre: Olivier Theatre
After a sold-out run, Follies, winner of the Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival in 2018, returns to the National Theatre in 2019. Joanna Riding takes the place of Imelda Staunton starring alongside Alexander Hanson while Janie Dee and Peter Forbes reprise their roles. This dazzling production of Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman's musical - "s...†More about this event
Peter GyntPeter GyntPeter GyntJames McArdle, star of Platonov and Angels in America, takes the title role in David Hare 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 character 2019-06-27T00:00:00+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 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 character ...†More about this event

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Santtu-Matias Rouvali conducts Ravel's La Valse and Piano Concerto In G, plus Sibelius's Valse Triste and Symphony No 1, with ...More

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Cate Blanchett makes her National Theatre debut alongside Stephen Dillane in Martin Crimp's provocative drama, which uses Samuel Richardson's novel ...More

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Good Grief, Charlie Brown! Celebrating Snoopy And The Enduring Power Of Peanuts
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Showing the enduring power of Peanuts, 70 years since Charlie Brown was created, original drawings by Charles M Schulz are ...More

 
FriendsWithYou
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A collaboration with the Peanuts Global Artist Collective featuring three large-scale light installations by Californian art collaborative FriendsWithYou that illuminate ...More

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Following a sell-out run at Chichester Festival Theatre, Michael Longhurst's production of Tony Kushner and Jeanine Tesori's Olivier Award-winning musical ...More

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