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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

  • The Merchant of Venice

    Booking until Jun 07

  • King John

    Opens Jun 01

  • Richard II

    Opens Jul 11

  • The Heresy of Love

    Opens Jul 31

  • Much Ado About Nothing

    Opens Aug 10

The Merchant of Venice

Until June 7, 2015

In the cash-rich, consumer-driven society of Venice, everything has a price. So when the wealthy heiress Portia is forced to play off her many suitors against each other, the competing men must be able to finance their part of the bet. One man, Antonio approaches the much-maligned Jewish moneylender Shylock; years of anti-Semitism has made him bitter and hardened. Shylock begrudgingly agrees to loan him the money - but should he lose the wager, he will take a pound of flesh - literally. Part of the Justice and Mercy Season, Shylock will be played by Jonathan Pryce in his Globe debut.

King John

June 1-27, 2015

Marking the 800th anniversary since the signing of Magna Carta, Shakespeare's shocking highly politically savvy play draws uncomfortable parallels with today's politicking and introduces one of the most infamous characters to the stage - not the eponymous King, but Faulconbridge the "Bastard". When Plantagenet Prince John is determined to keep the throne for himself despite a stronger claim from his nephew Prince Arthur, he finds an astonishingly cruel answer to his prayers. Part of the Justice and Mercy season at the Globe.

Richard II

July 11-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

July 31-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

August 10-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.


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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