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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 £74  34% off
20 Lavington S, SE1 | 4 minutes from King Lear
From comfy king sized beds and an international plug system to free movies and complimentary WiFi, the citizen London Bankside hotel promises to offer its guests ... More
 
 
 
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London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £70  42% 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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2-8 Great Suffolk Street, SE1 | 6 minutes from King Lear
The Hilton London Bankside is a purpose built hotel with a four-storey glass atrium, 292 rooms and fitness centre, complete with swimming pool, and an opulent ... More
 
 
 
 
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Ilya And Emilia Kabakov: Not Everyone Will Be Taken Into The Future
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 18th October 2017 to 28th January 2018 - Various Times
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Tracing the early paintings, drawings, albums and installations primarily exploring themes of a failed utopia by Ilya Kabakov to the collaborative projects made with Emelia in ...More
 
 
 
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London > Entertainment > Theatres
21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | Same location as King Lear
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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
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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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Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from King Lear
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London > Attractions > Art Galleries
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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Burnt Lemon Bakery
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
Flat Iron Square, 68 Union Street, SE1 | 6 minutes from King Lear
Founded by chef and baker Matthew Dryden in early 2016, Burnt Lemon Bakery is serious about sourdough breads, made exclusively with organic flours milled in the ... 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
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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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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Tas Pide
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20-22 New Globe Walk, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from King Lear
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20-22 New Globe Walk, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from King Lear
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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 17 minutes from King Lear
The Courtauld is one of the most prestigious art schools in the country, affiliated with the Oxbridge system and boasting a huge private location and prime ... More
 
 
 
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Career Energy
London > Education > Career Services
4-6 Staple Inn, Holborn, London WC1V | 18 minutes from King Lear
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London College Of Communication
London > Education > Professional Training
Elephant & Castle, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 | 19 minutes from King Lear
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Agua Bathhouse and Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Mondrian London, 20 Upper Ground, South Bank, London 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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Topnotch Health Club, 3 Tudor Street, City, London EC4Y | 9 minutes from King Lear
Grandmaster Gedo Chang's Hapkido martial arts schools emphasises practical self-defence, confidence, balance and fitness. The ancient Korean martial art of Hapkido is made up of three components: ... More
 
 
 
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Floor 52, Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard, Bankside, London SE1 | 10 minutes from King Lear
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Wheatsheaf
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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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London > Restaurants > Gastropub
160 Union Street, SE1 | 6 minutes from King Lear
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160 Union Street, SE1 | 6 minutes from King Lear
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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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6 Canvey Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 4 minutes from King Lear
Located just behind the Tate Modern is the delightful wine bar Viva Verdi where the prosciutto is served with piles of Palma ham, just like in ... More
 
 
 
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Tate Modern
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Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from King Lear
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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
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8 1/2 Dowgate Hill, City, London EC4R | 6 minutes from King Lear
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All's Well That Ends WellAll's Well That Ends WellAfter her "splendid" (The Guardian) production of The Taming of the Shrew in 2016, Caroline Byrne directs Annie Siddons' reimagining of Shakespeare's drama All's Well That Ends Well to the Globe's candlelit Sam Wanamaker Playhouse. A dark, twisted and dangerous interpretation of Shakespeare's tale of youthful rebellion and boundless determination, 2018-01-22T19:30:00+00002018-03-03T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
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event > Theatre > Shakespearean productions
PRICING  £20-£48, Premium Tickets £62, fixed position standing £10
DATES  11th January to 3rd March 2018
VENUE  Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 
After her "splendid" (The Guardian) production of The Taming of the Shrew in 2016, Caroline Byrne directs Annie Siddons' reimagining of Shakespeare's drama All's Well That Ends Well to the Globe's candlelit Sam Wanamaker Playhouse. A dark, twisted and dangerous interpretation of Shakespeare's tale of youthful rebellion and boundless determination, ... More about this event
The Captive QueenThe Captive QueenBarrie Rutter, Artistic Director of Northern Broadsides, directs a bold reimagining of John Dryden's Restoration drama about an ageing Emperor, his Governor and two fratricidal sons, who are united in their infatuation with the same woman. A Shakespeare's Globe and Northern Broadsides co-production.2018-02-02T19:30:00+00002018-03-04T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
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The Captive Queen
Playing ShakespearePlaying ShakespeareA version of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing adapted and shortened for a family audience.2018-02-28T19:00:00+00002018-03-24T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
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Vivaldi's The Four SeasonsVivaldi's The Four SeasonsFinn Caldwell and Toby Olie co-direct a poetic narrative response to composer Max Richter's recomposition of Vivaldi's masterpiece, which combines the puppetry of Gyre & Gimble and the artistry of a quintet of London's finest musicians.2018-03-09T19:30:00+00002018-04-21T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
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Vivaldi's The Four Seasons
The Little Matchgirl And Other Happier TalesThe Little Matchgirl And Other Happier TalesEmma Rice directs a revival of the Shakespeare's Globe and Bristol Old Vic co-production of Hans Christian Andersen's tales The Little Match Girl, The Princess And The Pea, The Emperor's New Clothes and Thumbelina, told through puppetry and original music composed by Stephen Warbeck.2018-03-27T19:30:00+01002018-04-21T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
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All's Well That Ends Well
Theatre | Until 3rd March 2018 

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

After her "splendid" (The Guardian) production of The Taming of the Shrew in 2016, Caroline Byrne directs Annie Siddons' reimagining ...More

Artist Rooms: Bruce Nauman
Exhibitions | Until 24th July 2018 

Tate Modern 3 minutes walk from King Lear

Multimedia, installations and sculpture spanning the career of the influential American artist, whose work focuses on perception, spatial relationships, human ...More

Hyundai Commission: SUPERFLEX
Exhibitions | Until 2nd April 2018 

Tate Modern 3 minutes walk from King Lear

Migration, alternative energy and the power of global capital are just some of the motives behind the highly engaging, visual ...More

Ilya And Emilia Kabakov: Not Everyone Will Be Taken Into The Future
Exhibitions | Until 28th January 2018 

Tate Modern 3 minutes walk from King Lear

Tracing the early paintings, drawings, albums and installations primarily exploring themes of a failed utopia by Ilya Kabakov to the ...More

Modigliani
Modigliani
Exhibitions | Until 2nd April 2018 

Tate Modern 3 minutes walk from King Lear

This November, Tate Modern takes a journey through Amedeo Modigliani's career with a major new retrospective. Responsible for some of ...More

 
Red Star Over Russia: A Revolution in Visual Culture 1905-55
Red Star Over Russia: A Revolution in Visual Culture 1905-55
Exhibitions | Until 18th February 2018 

Tate Modern 3 minutes walk from King Lear

Tate Modern looks at the dramatic history of Russia and the Soviet Union through the eyes of artists, designers and ...More

 
The Hyundai Commission: SUPERFLEX
The Hyundai Commission: SUPERFLEX
Exhibitions | Until 2nd April 2018 

Tate Modern 3 minutes walk from King Lear

Danish collective Superflex has been chosen to create this year's Hyundai Commission for Tate Modern's massive Turbine Hall. In the ...More

 
Ilya and Emilia Kabakov
Ilya and Emilia Kabakov
Exhibitions | Until 28th January 2018 

Tate Modern 3 minutes walk from King Lear

Russian-born conceptual artists Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, known for their pioneering large-scale environments and installations, are the subject of a ...More

 
Red Star Over Russia
Exhibitions | Until 18th February 2018 

Tate Modern 3 minutes walk from King Lear

Propaganda posters, prints and photographs from collection of photographer and graphic designer David King (1943-2016). Includes work by El Lissitzky, ...More

Jerwood/Photoworks Awards
Exhibitions | Until 11th March 2018 

Jerwood Space 7 minutes walk from King Lear

New work by Alejandra Carles-Tolra, Sam Laughlin and Lua Ribeira exploring the themes of death, belonging and the fragility of ...More

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Alexandra Palace

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Seasonal | On 14th February 

The Zetter Hotel

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Theatre | From 16th February 

Southbank Centre

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Seasonal | On 14th February 

The Queen Of Hoxton

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Seasonal | On 14th February 

The Book Club

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CentrE17 is a vibrant performance venue in Walthamstow, run by the community, for the community....More

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Half Moon Young People's Theatre

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