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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 > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £64  30% off
71-79 Southwark Street, SE1 | 4 minutes from King Lear
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The Refinery, 110 Southwark Street, Blue Fin Building, SE1 | 4 minutes from King Lear
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New Globe Walk, Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | Same location as King Lear
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56 Park Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 4 minutes from King Lear
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River Thames, City, London SE1 | 3 minutes from King Lear
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Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from King Lear
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10 Stoney Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 5 minutes from King Lear
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Southwark Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 6 minutes from King Lear
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The Saint-Omer Shakespeare First Folio Goes ViralThe Saint-Omer Shakespeare First Folio Goes ViralTalk by Professor Eric Rasmussen.2016-08-29T00:00:00+01002016-09-11T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
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946 - The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips946 - The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips946 - The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips Shakespeare's Globe brings Emma Rice's triumphant Kneehigh family show, 946 , to London for the first time in 2016 as part of Rice's inaugural season as Artistic Director. Based on Michael Morpurgo's novel The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips, 946 is based in Slapton Sands, Devon in 1944 and explodes everything we thought we knew about the D-Day l2016-08-29T00:00:00+01002016-09-11T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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event > Theatre > Dramas
PRICING  From £5
DATES  11th August to 11th September 2016
VENUE  Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 
Shakespeare's Globe brings Emma Rice's triumphant Kneehigh family show, 946 , to London for the first time in 2016 as part of Rice's inaugural season as Artistic Director. Based on Michael Morpurgo's novel The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips, 946 is based in Slapton Sands, Devon in 1944 and explodes everything we thought we knew about the D-Day l... 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 ope2016-08-29T00:00:00+01002016-10-01T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
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PRICING  From £5
DATES  18th June to 1st October 2016
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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
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, so2016-08-29T00:00:00+01002016-09-11T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
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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 Inn At LyddaThe Inn At LyddaMortally ill Roman Emperor Tiberius Caesar sets sail for Jerusalem to be healed by an apparently miraculous man called Jesus but when he arrives at the city of Lydda, Caesar learns that Jesus has been crucified three days earlier in John Wolfson's tantalising drama. This Shakespeare's Globe production is directed by Andy Jordan and stars Stephen Bo2016-09-02T20:00:00+01002016-09-17T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
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PRICING  £15-£48, standing £10, Premium Seats £62
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VENUE  Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 
Mortally ill Roman Emperor Tiberius Caesar sets sail for Jerusalem to be healed by an apparently miraculous man called Jesus but when he arrives at the city of Lydda, Caesar learns that Jesus has been crucified three days earlier in John Wolfson's tantalising drama. This Shakespeare's Globe production is directed by Andy Jordan and stars Stephen Bo... More about this event
ImogenImogen As part of Emma Rice's inaugural season at Shakespeare's Globe a new version of Cymbeline will be showcased, renamed Imogen . Aiming to make the Globe a more gender equal stage, this move comes to show how women have a strong narrative in the plays. With Imogen speaking three times more than Cymbeline, Rice stated "It really is her story". The2016-09-17T00:00:00+01002016-10-16T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
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PRICING  From £5
DATES  17th September to 16th October 2016
VENUE  Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 
As part of Emma Rice's inaugural season at Shakespeare's Globe a new version of Cymbeline will be showcased, renamed Imogen . Aiming to make the Globe a more gender equal stage, this move comes to show how women have a strong narrative in the plays. With Imogen speaking three times more than Cymbeline, Rice stated "It really is her story". The... More about this event
The Two Gentlemen Of VeronaThe Two Gentlemen Of VeronaDirector Nick Bagnall propels Shakespeare's anarchic comedy of infidelity and friendship into the 21st century. Presented by Shakespeare's Globe and Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse.2016-09-20T20:00:00+01002016-10-01T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
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Introductory Lecture: ImogenIntroductory Lecture: ImogenInspiring talks about the play.2016-09-20T18:00:00+01002016-10-11T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
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Theatre Company Q&AsTheatre Company Q&AsMembers of the theatre company discuss their experience of the play.2016-09-28T00:00:00+01002016-10-12T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
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The Merchant Of VeniceThe Merchant Of VeniceWhen a contract between Bassanio and Shylock is broken, simmering racial tensions boil over in Jonathan Munby's staging of Shakespeare's uncompromising thriller, starring Jonathan Pryce as the money lender as Rachel Pickup as plucky Portia, who avoids the spilling of innocent blood using cunning and guile.2016-10-04T19:30:00+01002016-10-15T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
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