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21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, London, SE1 9DT

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21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, London, SE1 9DT

Upcoming Highlights

  • As You Like it

    Booking until Sep 05

  • Richard II

    Booking until Oct 18

  • The Heresy of Love

    Booking until Sep 05

  • Much Ado About Nothing

    Booking until Sep 12

  • Nell Gwynn

    Opens Sep 19

As You Like it

Until September 5, 2015

One of Shakespeare's most enduring and popular comedies, As You Like it combines cross-dressing, satire and intellect in a story of love, justice and court life. Famed for originating the phrase "All the world's a stage", this is also a musical comedy, featuring more songs in this one work than the rest of the Bard's plays. Th eplay follows the heroine Rosalind, the daughter of an unjustly exiled duke, as she meets and falls in love with the wronged Orlando, a courtier who was driven from court by his cruel brother. She disguises herself as a boy and flees to her father in the Forest of Arden. As fate would have it, Orlando is there and she counsels him in the art of love whilst still maintaining her guise.

Richard II

Until October 18, 2015

There's plotting and intrigue galore in the first of Shakespeare's War of the Roses play, with the weak and cowardly Richard seizing lands and trying to stave off the claim of Henry Bolingbroke (the future Henry IV) to the throne. One of the most tragic of the King plays, Shakespeare explores what the true meaning of kingship is, and how rising powers can easily destroy a fragile monarch. Part of the 2015 summer season at the Globe this year, join the current craze for all things Tudor.

The Heresy of Love

Until September 5, 2015

The Globe welcomes a brand-new production of Helen Edmundson's 2012 critically acclaimed play about the Mexican nun and genius scholar Juana Ines de la Cruz. We follow the fortunes of de la Cruz as she struggles against the Catholic Church's doctrine to limit her learning, while finding solace in an ally from another church. But it all tumbles down around her when a jealous nun betrays her trust, and she must face the Inquisition, without the support of her allies, who have abandoned her at her hour of need. Part of the Globe's Mercy and Justice programme for 2015.

Much Ado About Nothing

Until September 12, 2015

Back from a UK/European tour, this small band of travelling players return to the London home of Shakespearean plays, the Globe. One of Shakespeare's most beloved comedies, this also has its darker moments. Two couples are dancing around declaring their love for each other; Benedick and Beatrice, and Hero and Claudio. But when the machinations of a dastardly nobleman threaten their happiness, one of our heroes must fake their own death in order to get a truly happy ending.

Nell Gwynn

September 19-October 17, 2015

Doctor Who alumnus Gugu Mbatha-Raw leads Jessica Swale's enchanting production of Nell Gwynn, a biopic of the aspiring actress who became mistress to Charles II following the Reformation. The play will be helmed by Christopher Luscombe in what will be his final season at the iconic South bank venue. A true love letter to the joys of theatre, this will be Swale's first production for the Globe since debuting with 2013's Blue Stockings.


Nearby Restaurants

The Real Greek - Bankside
0.05 mi away at Units 1-2
Main £10 | Three course meal £25
Bar & Restaurant: Mediterranean Cuisine

Swan at The Globe
0.05 mi away at Swan at Shakespeare's Globe
Main £18 | Three course meal £45
Riverside Restaurant: British Cuisine

Strada - Royal Festival Hall
0.07 mi away at Festival Riverside
Main £10 | Three course meal £20
Traditional Restaurant: Italian Cuisine

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