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King LearBill Buckhurst's King Lear, a small-scale touring production which had a short run at Shakespeare's Globe in the summer of 2013 - when it was staged for just five performances - returns to the London theatre from 6th August 2014. Performed on an Elizabethan-style stage, the well-known tragedy begins as the elderly king, weary of his royal duties, asks each of his three daughters to profess their love for him. Not satisfied by the honest answer of his youngest child he erroneously banishes her from his kingdom. Once he realises his mistake, it's too late and the crazed monarch descends into a madness in this timeless tale of cruelty, greed, divided love and the human condition.

 

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9 minutes walk
 
Borough Tube Station
 
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London Bridge Railway Station
 
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Waterloo East Railway Station
 
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Union Car Parks
 
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53 61 Southwark Bridge Road, SE1 | 3 minutes from King Lear
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Paul Carr
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 28th November 2014 - 1.15pm
St Bride's Church, Fleet Street, EC4Y | 11 minutes from King Lear
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Electra
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 20th September to 20th December 2014
Old Vic Theatre, 103 The Cut, SE1 | 13 minutes from King Lear
Kristin Scott Thomas reunites with Ian Rickson following their acclaimed partnership last year on the revival of Harold Pinter's 'Old Times' to star in Electra, the ...More
 
 
 
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The View From The Shard Tickets
London > Events > Attraction  Dates: 1st February 2013
The Shard, 96 Tooley Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 13 minutes from King Lear
London looks like a city in miniature from The View From The Shard which at 244 metres tall is the highest public viewing platform in ...More
 
 
 
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Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | Same location as King Lear
This replica of the Shakespeare's 16th century theatre, reconstructed just 200 yards from its original site, is the brainchild of American actor and director Sam Wanamaker. ... More
 
 
 
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The Sam Wanamaker Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
New Globe Walk, Bankside, SE1 | Same location as King Lear
For the first time since it opened in 1997, Shakespeare's Globe has the facilities to present plays throughout the year at The Sam Wanamaker Theatre, a ... More
 
 
 
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Rose Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
56 Park Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 4 minutes from King Lear
The Rose Theatre was built in 1587 but was only discovered in 1989 during excavations for new office buildings. Two-thirds of the original site were discovered, ... More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near King Lear

The best museums, galleries, attractions near King Lear
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Millennium Bridge
London > Attractions > Boats and Bridges
River Thames, City, London SE1 | 3 minutes from King Lear
This sleek, £18.2million 325m steel footbridge designed by Sir Norman Foster spans the River Thames between St Paul's Cathedral in the City and the Tate Modern ... More
 
 
 
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Tate Modern
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from King Lear
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Tate Modern Oil Tanks and Tate 2
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Tate Modern, Bankside Power Station, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from King Lear
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The best shops and markets near King Lear
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Konditor & Cook
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
10 Stoney Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 5 minutes from King Lear
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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The Wine Pantry
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
1 Stoney Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 6 minutes from King Lear
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O W Loeb
London > Shopping > Wine Merchants
3 Archie Street, SE1 | 6 minutes from King Lear
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Swan at the Globe
London > Restaurants > International restaurants
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | Same location as King Lear
There are problems with this restaurant on the top level of the Globe Theatre: a terrible acoustic makes it horribly loud when full, and the decor ... More
 
 
 
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Tas Pide
London > Restaurants > Turkish restaurants
20-22 New Globe Walk, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from King Lear
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London > Restaurants > Turkish restaurants
20-22 New Globe Walk, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from King Lear
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Career Energy
London > Education > Careers Services
4-6 Staple Inn, Holborn, London WC1V | 18 minutes from King Lear
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City Journalism
London > Education > Professional Training
106 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 22 minutes from King Lear
City’s Print Journalism course is recognised as the best in London. Although places like Goldsmith’s are trendier, City is respected in the industry thanks to a ... More
 
 
 
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LSO St Luke's
London > Education > Professional Training
161 Old Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 23 minutes from King Lear
This gorgeous 18th century Grade I listed Hawksmoor church is one of a number of London churches which has, in recent years, been converted into a ... More
 
 
 
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King Lear gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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Agua Bathhouse and Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Mondrian London, 20 Upper Ground, SE1 | 9 minutes from King Lear
Six private treatment rooms, including a couples' suite and a private thermal suite, make up agua Bathhouse and Spa within Mondrian London at Sea Containers. Bringing ... More
 
 
 
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Chang's Hapkido Academy
London > Leisure > Martial Arts
Topnotch Health Club, 3 Tudor Street, City, London EC4Y | 9 minutes from King Lear
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Skypool at the Shangri-La Hotel
London > Leisure >
Floor 52, Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard, SE1 | 10 minutes from King Lear
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Pubs near King Lear

The best pubs near London King Lear.
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Wheatsheaf
London > Nightlife > Pubs
6 Stoney Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 6 minutes from King Lear
Following a three-year closure due to the Thameslink building works, the Wheatsheaf pub next to Borough Market reopened in December 2012. Drinkers who mourned the loss ... More
 
 
 
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Charles Dickens
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
160 Union Street, SE1 | 6 minutes from King Lear
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National Trust: George Inn, The George Inn Yard
London > Nightlife > Pubs
77 Borough High Street, Southwark, Bankside, London SE1 | 7 minutes from King Lear
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London > Nightlife >
Stew Lane, High Timber Street, City, London EC4V | 3 minutes from King Lear
... More
 
 
 
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Vinopolis Wine Wharf
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Stoney Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 4 minutes from King Lear
Their extensive wine list is a veritable treat for connoisseurs and aspiring novices alike; there are 100 wines available by the glass and over 300 wines, ... More
 
 
 
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Vinopolis
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
1 Bank End, Bankside, London SE1 | 4 minutes from King Lear
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Tate Modern
London > Business > Venue Hire
Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from King Lear
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Vinopolis
London > Business > Venue Hire
London Bridge, Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 4 minutes from King Lear
This conference and event venue caters for between 10 and 1250 guests. Ideal for dinners, conferences, exhibitions, meetings, product launches & AGMs. ... More
 
 
 
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Skinners' Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
8 1/2 Dowgate Hill, City, London EC4R | 6 minutes from King Lear
... More
 
 
 

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre events

 
Songs From Our AncestorsSongs From Our AncestorsEnglish tenor Ian Bostridge and Chinese classical guitarist Xuefei Yang perform the music of Dowland, Schubert and Britten, together with a selection of Argento and Chinese folk songs.30th November 2014Sunday 30th November 2014 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
Category: event
On Soon
Songs From Our Ancestors
event > Concerts > Classical
DATES  Sunday 30th November 2014 - 2.30pm-4.30pm
VENUE  Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 
English tenor Ian Bostridge and Chinese classical guitarist Xuefei Yang perform the music of Dowland, Schubert and Britten, together with a selection of Argento and Chinese folk songs.
Chilingirian String Quartet Presents - Reflections On WWI: Elgar & Vaughan WilliamsChilingirian String Quartet Presents - Reflections On WWI: Elgar & Vaughan Williams1st December 2014Monday 1st December 2014 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
Category: event
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Chilingirian String Quartet Presents - Reflections On WWI: Elgar & Vaughan Williams
event > Concerts > Classical
DATES  Monday 1st December 2014 - 7.30pm-10pm
VENUE  Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 
Avi Avital & Mahan EsfahaniAvi Avital & Mahan EsfahaniThe Iranian harpsichordist and Israeli mandolin player perform a selection of works by Bach to illustrate the story of how they met.7th December 2014Sunday 7th December 2014 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
Category: event
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Avi Avital & Mahan Esfahani
event > Concerts > Classical
DATES  Sunday 7th December 2014 - 2.30pm-4.30pm
VENUE  Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 
The Iranian harpsichordist and Israeli mandolin player perform a selection of works by Bach to illustrate the story of how they met.
The Knight of the Burning PestleThe Knight of the Burning PestleThe Knight of the Burning PestleThe Jacobean comedy written by Francis Beaumont, The Knight of the Burning Pestle, an uproarious play about a grocer and his wife returns to the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse from 11th December following a successful run here earlier in the year when the intimate indoor theatre at Shakespeare's Globe's was newly opened. Reviewing it at that time, Micheal11th December 2014Sunday 11th January 2015 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
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The Knight of the Burning Pestle
event > Theatre > Dramas
DATES  11th December 2014 to 11th January 2015
VENUE  Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 
The Jacobean comedy written by Francis Beaumont, The Knight of the Burning Pestle, an uproarious play about a grocer and his wife returns to the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse from 11th December following a successful run here earlier in the year when the intimate indoor theatre at Shakespeare's Globe's was newly opened. Reviewing it at that time, Micheal... More about this event
 
Shakespeare Untold: The Party Planner's TaleShakespeare Untold: The Party Planner's TaleA family-friendly re-interpretation of Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet.13th December 2014Saturday 14th February 2015 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
Category: event
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Shakespeare Untold: The Party Planner's Tale
event > Theatre > Kids shows
DATES  Saturday 13th December 2014 and Saturday 14th February 2015 at 11am and 2pm
VENUE  Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 
A family-friendly re-interpretation of Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet.
The Night Dances: Sylvia Plath And The Britten Cello SuitesThe Night Dances: Sylvia Plath And The Britten Cello SuitesAn evening of poetry and music performed by acclaimed actor Charlotte Rampling and renowned cellist Sonia Wieder-Atherton, bringing together the words of Plath and the music of Benjamin Britten.15th December 2014Monday 15th December 2014 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
Category: event
On Soon
The Night Dances: Sylvia Plath And The Britten Cello Suites
event > Concerts > Classical
DATES  Monday 15th December 2014 - 7.30pm-10pm
VENUE  Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 
An evening of poetry and music performed by acclaimed actor Charlotte Rampling and renowned cellist Sonia Wieder-Atherton, bringing together the words of Plath and the music of Benjamin Britten.
Winter's Tales: Anton ChekhovWinter's Tales: Anton ChekhovClassic Chekhov stories, including The Lady with The Little Dog, performed by Penelope Wilton.21st December 2014Sunday 21st December 2014 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
Category: event
On Soon
Winter's Tales: Anton Chekhov
event > Theatre > Fringe
DATES  Sunday 21st December 2014 - 2.30pm-5pm
VENUE  Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 
Classic Chekhov stories, including The Lady with The Little Dog, performed by Penelope Wilton.
Winter's Tales: Katherine MansfieldWinter's Tales: Katherine MansfieldKatherine Mansfield reads short stories including The Garden Party.22nd December 2014Monday 22nd December 2014 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
Category: event
On Soon
Winter's Tales: Katherine Mansfield
event > Kids Events > Storytelling
DATES  Monday 22nd December 2014 - 7.30pm-10pm
VENUE  Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 
Katherine Mansfield reads short stories including The Garden Party.
Winter's Tales: D. H. LawrenceWinter's Tales: D. H. LawrenceSeasoned actors perform a selection of works by DH Lawrence, including Odour Of Chrysanthemums.28th December 2014Sunday 28th December 2014 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
Category: event
On Soon
Winter's Tales: D. H. Lawrence
event > Theatre > Fringe
DATES  Sunday 28th December 2014 - 2.30pm-5pm
VENUE  Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 
Seasoned actors perform a selection of works by DH Lawrence, including Odour Of Chrysanthemums.
Winter's Tales: James JoyceWinter's Tales: James JoyceProfessional actors read classic stories by James Joyce, featuring The Dead.29th December 2014Monday 29th December 2014 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
Category: event
 
Winter's Tales: James Joyce
event > Kids Events > Storytelling
DATES  Monday 29th December 2014 - 7.30pm-10pm
VENUE  Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 
Professional actors read classic stories by James Joyce, featuring The Dead.
 

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Exhibitions | Until 6th April 2015 

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A newly commissioned fabric sculpture by American sculptor and poet Richard Tuttle fills Tate Modern's vast Turbine Hall from 14th ...More

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Exhibitions | Until 15th March 2015 

Tate Modern 3 minutes walk from Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

Taking place to commemorate the centenary of the First World War, this exhibition at Tate Moden concerns the relationship between ...More

 
St Andrews Ceilidh Night
Leisure | On 28th November 2014 

Vinopolis 4 minutes walk from Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

Music and dancing courtesy of Licence to Ceilidh with their energetic and unique mix of traditional Ceilidh tunes and dances, ...More

Assassins
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Theatre | Until 7th March 2015 

Menier Chocolate Factory 5 minutes walk from Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

Jamie Lloyd directs Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's musical about the various men and women who have attempted - sometimes ...More

 
Electric Dreams
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 28th November 2014 

The London Stone 8 minutes walk from Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

Electronic 80s music courtesy of DJs Stix, Valeriun and Baron plus guests....More

Funky Magic
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 28th November 2014 

Roxy Bar & Screen 8 minutes walk from Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

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Lodge d'Argent
Lodge d'Argent
Foodie Events | Until 28th February 2015 

Coq d'Argent 8 minutes walk from Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

No ski lift required to get to Lodge d'Argent, a traditional French chalet-inspired space on the skyscraper terrace ...More

 
Dazzle@Oxo
Dazzle@Oxo
Exhibitions | Until 11th January 2015 

The gallery@oxo 10 minutes walk from Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

If you're looking for something special and sparkly this Christmas, you might want to take a trip to the annual ...More

 
Philip Pullman's Grimm Tales For Young And Old (Over 8s)
Philip Pullman's Grimm Tales For Young And Old (Over 8s)
Theatre | Until 15th February 2015 

Bargehouse 10 minutes walk from Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

Philip Wilson directs this immersive fairytale adapted from Philip Pullman's reimaginings of the Brothers Grimm, which shepherds the audience through ...More

 
 
 
 
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