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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 £84  39% off
20 Lavington S, SE1 | 4 minutes from King Lear
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King Lear, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street, SE1 | 3 minutes from King Lear
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The Little Matchgirl And Other Happier TalesThe Little Matchgirl And Other Happier TalesDirector Emma Rice and Joel Horwood adapt Hans Christian Andersen's tales The Little Matchgirl, The Princess And The Pea, The Emperor's New Clothes and Thumbelina using music, puppetry theatrical and magic.2016-12-10T14:30:00+00002017-01-22T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
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The Little Matchgirl And Other Happier Tales
All The AngelsAll The AngelsSean Campion, David Horovitch and Kelly Price reprise their roles in Shakespeare's Globe's staging of Nick Drake's comedy about composer Handel's struggle to stage the premiere of his choral work Messiah and his battle of wits with librettist Charles Jennens and actress Susannah Cibber. Featuring The Sixteen conducted by Harry Christophers.2016-12-11T18:30:00+00002017-02-12T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
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All The Angels
The White DevilThe White DevilDirector Annie Ryan reimagines John Webster's classic Jacobean tale of betrayal and revenge about the scheming Duke of Brachiano, who triggers a cycle of violence and deceit by murdering his wife in order to possess another woman.2017-01-26T19:30:00+00002017-04-16T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
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The White Devil
OthelloOthelloDirector Ellen McDougall's staging of the emotionally wrought tragedy, about a lifelong friendship poisoned by envy and mistrust, considers how Shakespeare's 400-year-old play is uncomfortably relevant to the world we live in today.2017-02-23T19:30:00+00002017-04-16T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
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