This is a sponsored post on behalf of the National Theatre.
Damned by Despair is a fast-paced adventure story, hurtling towards heaven or hell. It’s a subversive and at times riotous exploration of faith and the transformative power of love.
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.
The play, written in written in 1635 by the great Spanish dramatist Tirso de Molina, is brought to vivid life in a new version by multi award-winning playwright Frank McGuinness. An extraordinary array of characters race across the Italian landscape relishing the unpredictability of fate.
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A winner will be picked at random at 5pm on Friday 21 September. Winners’ tickets are valid for all performances from 2-28 October 2012. Subject to availability. Promoter reserves the right to substitute prize for that of an equal or greater value if necessary. Usual Londonist competition policy applies.
Damned by Despair opens at the Olivier Theatre on 2 October. Tickets £12, £22, £32.