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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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London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £66  22% off
103-109 Southwark Street, SE1 | 5 minutes from King Lear
Located in the bustling heart of London's arts scene, with the capital's finest theatres, concert halls and cinemas just a short stroll away, this is a ... More
 
 
 
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Alphadoodler Workshop With Jan Bajtlik
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Sunday 14th February 2016 - 2.30pm-4pm
Tate Modern, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street, SE1 | 3 minutes from King Lear
Join award-winning artist Jan Bajtlik for this fantastically fun painting workshop that will bring letters to life. It's time to grab your paintbrush and unleash your ...More
 
 
 
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Funny Girl
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 20th November 2015 to 5th March 2016 - Various Times
Menier Chocolate Factory, 53 Southwark Street, SE1 | 5 minutes from King Lear
Sheridan Smith plays Fanny Brice in a major revival of the hit musical, which returns to the London stage for the first time since its 1966 ...More
 
 
 
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Rachel Maggart: New Britannia: Reinventing British Iconography
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Roast, The Floral Hall, Borough Market, SE1 | 7 minutes from King Lear
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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, Bankside, London 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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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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London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from King Lear
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Tate Modern, Bankside Power Station, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from 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
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1 Stoney Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 6 minutes from King Lear
The only wine shop in the world selling nothing but English wine, The Wine Pantry in Borough Market offers customers something quite unique. It may come ... More
 
 
 
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Borough Market
London > Shopping > Markets
Southwark Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 6 minutes from King Lear
Nestled in-between Borough High Street, Bedale Street, Stoney Street and Winchester Walk lives "London's Larder", more formally known as Borough Market. This gourmand's delight is London's ... More
 
 
 
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Swan, Shakespeare's Globe
London > Restaurants > International restaurants
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, London SE1 | Same location as King Lear
Cheek by jowl with Shakespeare's Globe, Swan bar and restaurant benefits from a wonderful riverside location with stunning views ... More
 
 
 
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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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Floatworks
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
1 Thrale Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 4 minutes from King Lear
Float your cares away in ten inches of super-saturated salt solution, the only situation where your body is completely free from gravity. It's like being an ... More
 
 
 
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4th Floor, Marathon House, 115 Southwark Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 5 minutes from King Lear
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Cannons Health Club and Spa
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Cousin Lane, City, London EC4R | 6 minutes from King Lear
Cannons Health Clubs are a growing collection of private members' health clubs focusing on adult and family orientated health, fitness and relaxation facilities. They offer the ... More
 
 
 
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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
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160 Union Street, SE1 | 6 minutes from King Lear
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National Trust: George Inn, The George Inn Yard
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77 Borough High Street, Southwark, Bankside, London SE1 | 7 minutes from King Lear
Dating back to 1676 this is the only original galleried inn left in London. Borough High Street was once crammed full of old coaching inns, providing accommodation ... More
 
 
 
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Stew Lane, High Timber Street, City, London EC4V | 3 minutes from King Lear
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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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1 Bank End, Bankside, London SE1 | 4 minutes from King Lear
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London Bridge, Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 4 minutes from King Lear
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The TempestThe Tempest Dominic Dromgoole directs his last play as the Globe 's Artistic Director in 2016, taking on The Tempest . Providing the opportunity to see the play in the kind of theatre it was written for, it will be staged in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse with design by Jonathan Fensom and choreography by Sian Williams. Shakespeare's final play, The Tempest i2016-02-17T19:30:00+00002016-04-22T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
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PRICING  £10-£62
DATES  17th February to 22nd April 2016
VENUE  Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 
Dominic Dromgoole directs his last play as the Globe 's Artistic Director in 2016, taking on The Tempest . Providing the opportunity to see the play in the kind of theatre it was written for, it will be staged in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse with design by Jonathan Fensom and choreography by Sian Williams. Shakespeare's final play, The Tempest i... More about this event
A Midsummer Night's Dream: Rutgers ConservatoryA Midsummer Night's Dream: Rutgers ConservatoryBFA and MFA Acting majors present a workshop performance.2016-02-19T18:30:00+00002016-02-19T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
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PericlesPericlesShakespeare's late romance about the eponymous Prince of Tyre, who flees his own kingdom and meets Princess Thaisa in the aftermath of a shipwreck. James Garnon plays the demanding title role opposite Jessica Baglow as his beloved daughter Marina. Directed by Dominic Dromgoole.2016-02-21T14:00:00+00002016-04-21T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
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Quartets For The End Of Time: With The Chilingirian QuartetQuartets For The End Of Time: With The Chilingirian QuartetLevon Chilingirian leads a soul-searching programme of music composed from inside two 20th-century prison camps. Messiaen's Quatuor Pour La Fin Du Temps performed in the Stalag VIII-A, a prisoner-of-war camp in Gorlitz in 1941, follows Edgar Bainton's string quartet, composed at the Ruhleben internment camp in 1915.2016-02-22T19:30:00+00002016-02-22T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
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The Tempest: LectureThe Tempest: LectureProf Andrew Gurr introduces Shakespeare's play.2016-02-23T18:00:00+00002016-02-23T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
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CymbelineCymbelineVillainous Iachimo poisons Posthumus against his wife Innogen, daughter of King Cymbeline, by questioning her fidelity in Shakespeare's erotic and politically charged study of marital discord and deception. Directed by Sam Yates.2016-03-04T19:30:00+00002016-04-21T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
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Family Performances: Twelfth NightFamily Performances: Twelfth NightShakespeare's vibrant comedy follows the adventures of twins Viola and Sebastian as they lose and then find each other again. A fast-paced, 90-minute performance specially created for young people.2016-03-12T14:00:00+00002016-03-19T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
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Family Performances: Twelfth Night
A Midsummer Night's DreamA Midsummer Night's DreamA Midsummer Night's Dream Emma Rice's first season as Artistic Director of Shakespeare's Globe commences with a new production of the comedy A Midsummer Night's Dream . The 2016 Wonder season is the first after Dominic Dromgoole's departure and will see Rice attempt to get a gender-balanced stage at the Globe. She stated "If anybody bended gender it was Shakespeare, so2016-04-30T00:00:00+01002016-09-11T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
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event > Theatre > Shakespearean productions
PRICING  From £5
DATES  30th April to 11th September 2016
VENUE  Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 
Emma Rice's first season as Artistic Director of Shakespeare's Globe commences with a new production of the comedy A Midsummer Night's Dream . The 2016 Wonder season is the first after Dominic Dromgoole's departure and will see Rice attempt to get a gender-balanced stage at the Globe. She stated "If anybody bended gender it was Shakespeare, so... More about this event
 
The Taming of the ShrewThe Taming of the Shrew The second production in Emma Rice's inaugural season at Shakespeare's Globe will be The Taming of the Shrew , directed by Gate Theatre associate Caroline Byrne. With recent credits including F*ck the Polar Bears (Bush Theatre), Eclipsed (Gate Theatre) and Shakespeare in a Suitcase (RSC), Caroline will now take on the classic comedy which tell2016-05-13T00:00:00+01002016-08-06T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
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event > Theatre > Shakespearean productions
PRICING  From £5
DATES  13th May to 6th August 2016
VENUE  Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 
The second production in Emma Rice's inaugural season at Shakespeare's Globe will be The Taming of the Shrew , directed by Gate Theatre associate Caroline Byrne. With recent credits including F*ck the Polar Bears (Bush Theatre), Eclipsed (Gate Theatre) and Shakespeare in a Suitcase (RSC), Caroline will now take on the classic comedy which tell... More about this event
MacbethMacbeth Iqbal Khan directs a new production of Macbeth at the Globe in 2016, reviving the story of Shakespeare's most brutal creation. The Scottish play sees Macbeth and Lady Macbeth embark upon a murderous journey of power, treachery, paranoia and suicide after he is informed by three sisters that he is fated to be King of Scotland. An acclaimed ope2016-06-18T00:00:00+01002016-10-01T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
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event > Theatre > Shakespearean productions
PRICING  From £5
DATES  18th June to 1st October 2016
VENUE  Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 
Iqbal Khan directs a new production of Macbeth at the Globe in 2016, reviving the story of Shakespeare's most brutal creation. The Scottish play sees Macbeth and Lady Macbeth embark upon a murderous journey of power, treachery, paranoia and suicide after he is informed by three sisters that he is fated to be King of Scotland. An acclaimed ope... More about this event
 

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Bruegel in Black and White: Three Grisailles Reunited
Exhibitions | Until 8th May 2016 

The Courtauld Institute Of Art 6 minutes walk from King Lear

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Big Bang Data
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Exhibitions | Until 3rd April 2016 

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Beyond Beauty: Transforming the Body in Ancient Egypt
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Exhibitions | Until 24th April 2016 

Two Temple Place 9 minutes walk from King Lear

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As You Like It
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Theatre | Until 5th March 2016 

National Theatre: Olivier Theatre 9 minutes walk from King Lear

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Exhibitions | On 14th February 2016 

Southbank Centre 11 minutes walk from King Lear

A taster session for children to learn what it would be like to be part of an orchestra....More

Mr Tiger Goes Wild
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Theatre | Until 17th February 2016 

Southbank Centre 11 minutes walk from King Lear

An adaptation of the acclaimed international bestseller by Peter Brown, Mr Tiger Goes Wild is presented by Goblin Theatre for ...More

 
Imagine Children's Festival
Imagine Children's Festival
Kids Events | Until 21st February 2016 

Southbank Centre 11 minutes walk from King Lear

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