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Damned by Despair

Damned by Despair (Play) production archive for QTIX code T01317337338. Details of all Damned by Despair archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S01422769351

Archive Listings

2 Oct 12
17 Dec 12
Olivier (National Theatre)
West End, Greater London
Performance Details => Venue archive


Damned by Despair archiveObsessed with his own salvation, the hermit Paulo dedicates himself to ten years of prayerful penance. When his faith wavers, the ever-watchful Devil seizes the moment to convince him that he shares the fate of one Enrico, a notorious Neapolitan gangster destined for damnation. Swearing vengeance, Paulo lashes out against God and assembles a band of rival outlaws. "I'll match Enrico in mad badness. So, we're damned, both of us, are we? Then I'll be revenged on the whole world." And yet, even as their villainous crimes escalate, the possibility of redemption hovers over the two men, perhaps within reach. This fast-paced adventure story embraces bandits and beautiful women between glimpses of heaven and hell. The subversive and at times riotous exploration of faith and the transformative power of love races across the Italian landscape, relishing the unpredictability of fate, an extraordinary array of characters and their very real dilemmas.


Sebastian Armesto (Paulo), Bertie Carvel (Enrico), Rory Keenan, Amanda Lawrence, Marianne Adams, Nick Blakeley, Jonathan Broadbent, Lorna Brown, Ashley Chin, John Cormack, Michael Gould, Jonathan Jaynes, Tunji Lucas, Brian Martin, Okezie Morro, Pierce Reid, Dwane Walcott, Alex Warren, Simon Yadoo


Author: Tirso de Molina
Adapted by: Frank McGuinness
Producer: National Theatre
Director(s): Bijan Sheibani, Aline David (movement), Kate Waters (fight)
Design(s): Giles Cadle, Finn Ross (video)
Costume: Moritz Junge
Lighting: Jon Clark
Music: Dan Jones
Sound: Dan Jones


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