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King LearKevin McNally, best known for his role as Gibbs in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series, takes the title role in Nancy Meckler's production of King Lear. Artistic director of Shared Experience for 22 years, director Nancy Meckler makes her Globe debut in 2017 with Shakespeare's tragedy. The emotionally wrought drama sees King Lear take the bold decision to divide his kingdom among his three daughters. However, he doesn't anticipate the terrible consequences of his actions and how his generosity will be cruelly repaid.

 

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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £74  35% 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 £75  21% 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
 
 
 
Hilton London Bankside
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £113  28% off
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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Artist Rooms: Bruce Nauman
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 24th July 2017 to 24th July 2018 - Various Times
King Lear, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street, SE1 | 3 minutes from King Lear
Multimedia, installations and sculpture spanning the career of the influential American artist, whose work focuses on perception, spatial relationships, human psychology and mortality....More
 
 
 
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Joan Jonas
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 14th March to 5th August 2018
King Lear, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street, SE1 | 3 minutes from King Lear
Five decades of performance art by influential American artist Joan Jonas go on display in an immersive exhibition taking over Level 2 of Tate Modern's Blavatnik ...More
 
 
 
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London > Events > Sporting Events  Dates: 14th June to 16th July 2018
King Lear, 68 Union Street, SE1 | 6 minutes from King Lear
The big screen is up at Flat Iron Square in SE1 this summer, showing all the major sporting events including the World Cup and Wimbledon. Watch ...More
 
 
 
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Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | Same location as King Lear
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. ... More
 
 
 
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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
The Rose Theatre was built in 1587 but was only discovered in 1989 during excavations for new office buildings. Two-thirds of the original site were discovered, ... More
 
 
 
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Millennium Bridge
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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Tate Modern
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from King Lear
Located along the banks of the River Thames in the former Bankside Power Station, originally designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott in 1947, the architect of ... More
 
 
 
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Tate Modern: The Tanks
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Tate Modern, Bankside Power Station, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from King Lear
A dramatic new development at Tate Modern, we got our first glimpse inside The Tanks in summer 2012 - revealed as part of ... More
 
 
 
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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
London > Restaurants > Turkish restaurants
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
Situated in the heart of London, Career Energy – formed in March 2002 - offers comprehensive advice on careers, career change and job searching. They’ll analyse ... More
 
 
 
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London College Of Communication
London > Education > Professional Training
Elephant & Castle, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 | 19 minutes from King Lear
From a clutch of excellent courses in London, this is the best and among the premier specialist media courses in the world. Formerly London College of ... More
 
 
 
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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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Chang's Hapkido Academy
London > Leisure > Martial Arts
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
High up on the 52nd floor of the highest hotel in Western Europe sits the highest pool in Western Europe. The 11 by 4 metre ... More
 
 
 
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Wheatsheaf
London > Nightlife > Pubs
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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Charles Dickens
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
160 Union Street, SE1 | 6 minutes from King Lear
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Mc & Sons
London > Nightlife > Pubs
160 Union Street, SE1 | 6 minutes from King Lear
Very much a family affair, with roots in Ireland, Mc & Sons is an Irish boozer serving Thai food. ... More
 
 
 
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Stew Lane, High Timber Street, City, London EC4V | 3 minutes from King Lear
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Vinopolis Wine Wharf
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
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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Viva Verdi
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
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
London > Business > Venue Hire
Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from King Lear
Located along the banks of the River Thames in the former Bankside Power Station, originally designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott in 1947, the architect of ... More
 
 
 
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Vinopolis
London > Business > Venue Hire
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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HamletHamletThe new Artistic Director of Shakespeare's Globe, Michelle Terry, opens her tenure at the famous London theatre with Hamlet, taking up her new role as the Globe comes of age and reaches its twenty-first year. Playing alongside Hamlet from May 2018 will be As You Like It. Both written around 1599, the year the original Globe was built, these plays s2018-07-16T00:00:00+01002018-08-26T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
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event > Theatre > Shakespearean productions
PRICING  £15-£60, standing £5 | Under 18s £3 off all seats
DATES  25th April to 26th August 2018
VENUE  Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 
The new Artistic Director of Shakespeare's Globe, Michelle Terry, opens her tenure at the famous London theatre with Hamlet, taking up her new role as the Globe comes of age and reaches its twenty-first year. Playing alongside Hamlet from May 2018 will be As You Like It. Both written around 1599, the year the original Globe was built, these plays s... More about this event
As You Like ItAs You Like ItThe Globe presents a staging of the Bard's romantic adventure featuring Rosalind and Orlando as they flee to the Forest Of Arden.2018-07-18T19:30:00+01002018-08-26T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
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As You Like It
The Winter's TaleThe Winter's TaleShakespeare's work looks at irrational and inexplicable behaviours, uncontrollable emotions, rage, love, grief and forgiveness. Directed by Blanche McIntyre.2018-08-04T19:30:00+01002018-10-14T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
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Twelfth NightTwelfth NightShipwrecked and separated from her brother, Viola disguises herself as a man in order to survive alone in a strange country. The Globe presents Shakespeare's comedy of cross-dressing and mistaken identity.2018-09-06T14:00:00+01002018-09-06T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
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Twelfth Night
The Taming Of The ShrewThe Taming Of The ShrewThe company performs the well-known story of the controversial romance between Petruchio and Katherina.2018-09-07T19:30:00+01002018-09-07T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
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The Taming Of The Shrew
The Merchant Of VeniceThe Merchant Of VeniceThe Venice-set drama looks at tolerance and intolerance, justice and mercy, in financial dealings and life which applied both then and now.2018-09-08T14:00:00+01002018-09-08T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
Category: event
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The Merchant Of Venice
Eastward Ho!Eastward Ho!The 17th century play by George Chapman, Ben Jonson and John Marston follows the troubled adventures of Master Touchstone's daughters.2018-09-30T16:00:00+01002018-09-30T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
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