The Lightning Child

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 12TH OCTOBER 2013

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Dates:
14th September 2013 until 12th October 2013
 
OPENING TIMES
1pm (29 Sep, 12 Oct), 2pm (12 Oct), 6.30pm (15, 22 Sep), 7.30pm (14, 17, 18, 20, 28 Sep, 5 Oct)
 
PRICES
£15-£39, standing £5, disabled £7.50-£19.50, under 18s £12-£36, family £110-£135
 

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This modern take on Euripides' The Bacchae at the Globe combines cross-dressing, drug abuse, internet porn and classical myth - all told with a Shakespearian disregard for the usual conventions of time and place. The Lightning Child sees writer Che Walker and director Matthew Dunster reunited after their inventive and anarchic 2008 production, The Frontline, described invariably as "life-affirming" (Time Out) and "superbly orchestrated" (The Times). In ancient Thebes - or is it contemporary London? - worshippers gather to join the orgiastic rites honouring Dionysus. Only the disapproving, woman-hating Pentheus seeks to put a stop to the fun. Elsewhere, in this ancient/modern city, the addicts Drax and Shug and the musician Louise and her flatmate Antonia are drawn towards their own forms of retribution. Fans of Doctor Who will be interested in seeing Arthur Darvill's name on the credits: 'Rory', the annoying companion to Matt Smith's Eleventh Doctor and husband of 'Amy Pond', indeed wrote the music for this intriguing play - which contains filthy language and strong content.

 

About Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

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. Built in wood and thatch, using techniques from 400 years ago, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre opened in 1996. More about Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

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London Bridge Railway Station
 
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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 The Lightning Child
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The View From The Shard Tickets
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The Shard, 96 Tooley Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 13 minutes from The Lightning Child
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New Globe Walk, Bankside, SE1 | Same location as The Lightning Child
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London > Entertainment > Theatres
56 Park Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 4 minutes from The Lightning Child
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Millennium Bridge
London > Attractions > Boats and Bridges
River Thames, City, London SE1 | 3 minutes from The Lightning Child
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London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from The Lightning Child
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London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
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London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
1 Stoney Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 6 minutes from The Lightning Child
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London > Shopping > Wine Merchants
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London > Restaurants > International restaurants
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | Same location as The Lightning Child
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London > Restaurants > Turkish restaurants
20-22 New Globe Walk, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from The Lightning Child
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London > Education > Careers Services
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London > Education > Professional Training
106 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 22 minutes from The Lightning Child
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London > Education > Professional Training
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London > Leisure > Martial Arts
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London > Leisure >
Floor 52, Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard, SE1 | 10 minutes from The Lightning Child
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London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
King Edward Street, City, London EC4M | 12 minutes from The Lightning Child
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London > Nightlife > Pubs
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London > Restaurants > Gastropub
160 Union Street, SE1 | 6 minutes from The Lightning Child
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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 The Lightning Child
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London > Nightlife >
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London > Business > Venue Hire
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Shakespeare Untold: The Pie Maker's TaleShakespeare Untold: The Pie Maker's TaleA family-friendly re-interpretation of Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus.31st October 2014Saturday 22nd November 2014 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
Category: event
Now On
Shakespeare Untold: The Pie Maker's Tale
event > Theatre > Kids shows
DATES  30th October and 31st October 2014 at 2pm & 22nd November 2014 at 11am and 2pm
VENUE  Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 
A family-friendly re-interpretation of Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus.
'Tis Pity She's A Whore'Tis Pity She's A WhoreJohn Ford's 17th century tragedy of doomed love, presented by Shakespeare's Globe, featuring Max Bennett as Giovanni and Fiona Button as Annabella, the brother and sister whose incestuous passion threatens and exposes the hypocrisy surrounding the Italian court.31st October 2014Sunday 7th December 2014 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
Category: event
Now On
'Tis Pity She's A Whore
event > Theatre > Dramas
DATES  23rd October to 7th December 2014
VENUE  Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 
John Ford's 17th century tragedy of doomed love, presented by Shakespeare's Globe, featuring Max Bennett as Giovanni and Fiona Button as Annabella, the brother and sister whose incestuous passion threatens and exposes the hypocrisy surrounding the Italian court.
Shakespeare Untold: The Party Planner's TaleShakespeare Untold: The Party Planner's TaleA family-friendly re-interpretation of Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet.31st October 2014Saturday 14th February 2015 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
Category: event
Ongoing
Shakespeare Untold: The Party Planner's Tale
event > Theatre > Kids shows
DATES  31st October 2014 at 11am & 13th December 2014 and 14th February 2015 at 11am and 2pm
VENUE  Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 
A family-friendly re-interpretation of Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet.
The John Langan BandThe John Langan BandThe punky folk three-piece from Glasgow deliver high-energy tunes with deep, acoustic grooves.2nd November 2014Sunday 2nd November 2014 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
Category: event
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The John Langan Band
event > Concerts > Jazz, Blues, Country and Folk - Guitar
DATES  Sunday 2nd November 2014 - 2pm-4pm
VENUE  Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 
The punky folk three-piece from Glasgow deliver high-energy tunes with deep, acoustic grooves.
OAE - Original Scores: Moliere's Le Malade ImaginaireOAE - Original Scores: Moliere's Le Malade ImaginaireThe Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment performs Charpentier's incidental music to Moliere's La Malade Imaginaire, using period instruments.3rd November 2014Sunday 9th November 2014 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
Category: event
On Soon
OAE - Original Scores: Moliere's Le Malade Imaginaire
event > Concerts > Classical
DATES  Monday 3rd November 2014 at 7.30pm-9.30pm & Sunday 9th November 2014 at 2.30pm-4.30pm
VENUE  Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 
The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment performs Charpentier's incidental music to Moliere's La Malade Imaginaire, using period instruments.
Mediterranean Music Through The CenturiesMediterranean Music Through The CenturiesCellist Jean-Guihen Queyras is joined by master zarb-players Bijan and Kevyan Chemirani and lyra-player Sokratis Sinopoulos in a performance of Mediterranean music.10th November 2014Monday 10th November 2014 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
Category: event
On Soon
Mediterranean Music Through The Centuries
event > Concerts > World Music
DATES  Monday 10th November 2014 - 7.30pm-9.30pm
VENUE  Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 
Cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras is joined by master zarb-players Bijan and Kevyan Chemirani and lyra-player Sokratis Sinopoulos in a performance of Mediterranean music.
Shakespeare Songs: Andy SheppardShakespeare Songs: Andy Sheppard16th November 2014Sunday 16th November 2014 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
Category: event
On Soon
Shakespeare Songs: Andy Sheppard
event > Concerts > Jazz, Blues, Country and Folk - Gospel
DATES  Sunday 16th November 2014 - 2.30pm-5pm
VENUE  Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 
Flamenco Jazz: Chano Dominguez & Nino JoseleFlamenco Jazz: Chano Dominguez & Nino Josele17th November 2014Monday 17th November 2014 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
Category: event
On Soon
Flamenco Jazz: Chano Dominguez & Nino Josele
event > Concerts > Jazz, Blues, Country and Folk - Gospel
DATES  Monday 17th November 2014 - 7.30pm-10pm
VENUE  Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 
Sir Gawain And The Green KnightSir Gawain And The Green KnightThe award-winning poet and playwright Simon Armitage takes to the stage to perform his acclaimed translation of the poem Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.23rd November 2014Monday 24th November 2014 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
Category: event
On Soon
Sir Gawain And The Green Knight
event > Theatre > Adaptations
DATES  Sunday 23rd November 2014 at 2.30pm-4.30pm & Monday 24th November 2014 at 7.30pm-9.30pm
VENUE  Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 
The award-winning poet and playwright Simon Armitage takes to the stage to perform his acclaimed translation of the poem Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.
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.
 

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