Damned by Despair by Tirso de Molina in a new version by Frank McGuinness.
Taking gloriously unexpected turns as it follows the intertwined fates of two strangers, this fast-paced story is brought to vivid life in Frank McGuinness’ new version.
Saintly Paulo discovers he’s doomed to share the fate of a complete stranger, Enrico. Then he meets Enrico for himself and realises he’s evil incarnate. If he’s damned, is Paulo too?
17th century Naples and gang culture collide spectacularly in Damned by Despair, a Spanish classic brought to life in vivid modern language by Frank McGuinness.
NT Associate Director Bijan Sheibani brings this epic production to the Olivier stage following the success of his previous work at the National Theatre including The Kitchen and Our Class.
Sebastian Armesto (A Woman Killed With Kindness) and 2012 Olivier award-winner Bertie Carvel play Paulo and Enrico.
Prices : £12, £22, £32
General ticket information
National Theatre , London SE1 9PX