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VenueOlivier (National Theatre)
TownWest End
CountyGreater London
From2nd October 2012
Opened10th October 2012
To17th December 2012
WhenOct 2,3,4,5,6,8,9,11,16,17,18,19,20,21,26,27, Nov 6,7,23,24,26,27,28,29,Dec 4,5,6,12,13,14,15,16,17, at 19:30. Oct 10 at 19:00. Oct 11,20,27, Nov 24,29,Dec 6,13, 15,Mats 14:00. Oct 18,21,28, Dec 16, Mats 14:30
PricesFrom £12.00. To £47.00.
What is currently on at Olivier (National Theatre) (V373)

Damned by Despair

Damned by DespairT01317337338
Obsessed 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.
Author Tirso de Molina
Adapted by Frank McGuinness

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Production details

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Producer National Theatre
Director Bijan Sheibani
Design Giles Cadle
Costume Moritz Junge
Lighting Jon Clark
Design Finn Ross (video)
Music Dan Jones
Sound Dan Jones
Director Aline David (movement)
Director Kate Waters (fight)
Performer Sebastian Armesto (Paulo)
Performer Bertie Carvel (Enrico)
Performer Rory Keenan
Performer Amanda Lawrence
Performer Marianne Adams
Performer Nick Blakeley
Performer Jonathan Broadbent
Performer Lorna Brown
Performer Ashley Chin
Performer John Cormack
Performer Michael Gould
Performer Jonathan Jaynes
Performer Tunji Lucas
Performer Brian Martin
Performer Okezie Morro
Performer Pierce Reid
Performer Dwane Walcott
Performer Alex Warren
Performer Simon Yadoo

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