The Lightning Child

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 12TH OCTOBER 2013

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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.

 

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London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £66  28% off
103-109 Southwark Street, SE1 | 5 minutes from The Lightning Child
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 £87  37% off
2-8 Great Suffolk Street, SE1 | 6 minutes from The Lightning Child
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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London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 5th, 7th & 8th and 10th Feb 2016 - Various Times
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, SE1 | Same location as The Lightning Child
Atkins performs over 10 parts in a witty and intriguing insight into Shakespeare's women based on the writing of 19th-century performer Terry....More
 
 
 
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London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 2nd February - 6th February 2016
Menier Chocolate Factory, 53 Southwark Street, SE1 | 5 minutes from The Lightning Child
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London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 20th November 2015 to 5th March 2016 - Various Times
Menier Chocolate Factory, 53 Southwark Street, SE1 | 5 minutes from The Lightning Child
Sheridan Smith plays Fanny Brice in a major revival of the hit musical, which returns to the London stage for the first time since its 1966 ...More
 
 
 
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21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | Same location as The Lightning Child
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The Sam Wanamaker Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
New Globe Walk, Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | Same location as The Lightning Child
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
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56 Park Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 4 minutes from The Lightning Child
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Millennium Bridge
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River Thames, City, London SE1 | 3 minutes from The Lightning Child
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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Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from The Lightning Child
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Tate Modern, Bankside Power Station, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from The Lightning Child
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Konditor & Cook
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
10 Stoney Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 5 minutes from The Lightning Child
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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The Wine Pantry
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1 Stoney Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 6 minutes from The Lightning Child
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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Borough Market
London > Shopping > Markets
Southwark Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 6 minutes from The Lightning Child
Nestled in-between Borough High Street, Bedale Street, Stoney Street and Winchester Walk lives "London's Larder", more formally known as Borough Market. This gourmand's delight is London's ... 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 The Lightning Child
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
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20-22 New Globe Walk, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from The Lightning Child
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20-22 New Globe Walk, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from The Lightning Child
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Floatworks
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
1 Thrale Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 4 minutes from The Lightning Child
Float your cares away in ten inches of super-saturated salt solution, the only situation where your body is completely free from gravity. It's like being an ... More
 
 
 
South of England Athletics Association
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4th Floor, Marathon House, 115 Southwark Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 5 minutes from The Lightning Child
... More
 
 
 
Cannons Health Club and Spa
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Cousin Lane, City, London EC4R | 6 minutes from The Lightning Child
Cannons Health Clubs are a growing collection of private members' health clubs focusing on adult and family orientated health, fitness and relaxation facilities. They offer the ... More
 
 
 
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Wheatsheaf
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6 Stoney Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 6 minutes from The Lightning Child
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 The Lightning Child
... More
 
 
 
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National Trust: George Inn, The George Inn Yard
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77 Borough High Street, Southwark, Bankside, London SE1 | 7 minutes from The Lightning Child
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Stew Lane, High Timber Street, City, London EC4V | 3 minutes from The Lightning Child
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Vinopolis Wine Wharf
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Stoney Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 4 minutes from The Lightning Child
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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Vinopolis
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1 Bank End, Bankside, London SE1 | 4 minutes from The Lightning Child
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Tate Modern
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Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from The Lightning Child
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London Bridge, Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 4 minutes from The Lightning Child
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Skinners' Hall
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8 1/2 Dowgate Hill, City, London EC4R | 6 minutes from The Lightning Child
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Rarely Played: PandostoRarely Played: PandostoAn inspiring and engaging introduction to Robert Greene's little-known play.2016-02-07T13:00:00+00002016-02-07T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
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Read Not Dead: PandostoRead Not Dead: PandostoServing as inspiration for Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale, Robert Greene's romance explores the corrosive effect of jealousy on a ruler, his family and his kingdom. Profession actors present an impromptu performance.2016-02-07T16:00:00+00002016-02-07T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
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Read Not Dead: Pandosto
The Winters Tale: LectureThe Winters Tale: LectureDr Will Tosh introduces Shakespeare's play.2016-02-09T18:00:00+00002016-02-09T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
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The TempestThe Tempest Dominic Dromgoole directs his last play as the Globe 's Artistic Director in 2016, taking on The Tempest . Providing the opportunity to see the play in the kind of theatre it was written for, it will be staged in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse with design by Jonathan Fensom and choreography by Sian Williams. Shakespeare's final play, The Tempest i2016-02-17T19:30:00+00002016-04-22T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
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PRICING  £10-£62
DATES  17th February to 22nd April 2016
VENUE  Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 
Dominic Dromgoole directs his last play as the Globe 's Artistic Director in 2016, taking on The Tempest . Providing the opportunity to see the play in the kind of theatre it was written for, it will be staged in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse with design by Jonathan Fensom and choreography by Sian Williams. Shakespeare's final play, The Tempest i... More about this event
A Midsummer Night's Dream: Rutgers ConservatoryA Midsummer Night's Dream: Rutgers ConservatoryBFA and MFA Acting majors present a workshop performance.2016-02-19T18:30:00+00002016-02-19T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
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Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
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Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
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The Tempest: LectureThe Tempest: LectureProf Andrew Gurr introduces Shakespeare's play.2016-02-23T18:00:00+00002016-02-23T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
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Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
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Family Performances: Twelfth NightFamily Performances: Twelfth NightShakespeare's vibrant comedy follows the adventures of twins Viola and Sebastian as they lose and then find each other again. A fast-paced, 90-minute performance specially created for young people.2016-03-12T14:00:00+00002016-03-19T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
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Bruegel in Black and White: Three Grisailles Reunited
Exhibitions | Until 8th May 2016 

The Courtauld Institute Of Art 6 minutes walk from The Lightning Child

The only three surviving grisaille paintings, p ainted in shades of grey, by sixteenth century Netherlandish ...More

Big Bang Data
Big Bang Data
Exhibitions | Until 20th March 2016 

Somerset House 6 minutes walk from The Lightning Child

Identity theft, hacking scandals and online security regularly make the headlines but if that all feels like it happens to ...More

 
The Museum of Innocence
Exhibitions | Until 3rd April 2016 

Somerset House 6 minutes walk from The Lightning Child

Thirteen vitrines filled with everyday objects, each representing a single moment in a relationship, interwoven with film by ...More

Stables And Lucraft: Ulmus Londinium
Exhibitions | Until 29th February 2016 

Somerset House 6 minutes walk from The Lightning Child

An art installation which celebrates London's surviving elm tree population, and the elm tree's historic role in shaping the infrastructure ...More

Sculpting Anatomy: One-Day Modelling Class
Exhibitions | On 6th February 2016 

Hunterian Museum 7 minutes walk from The Lightning Child

Medical artist and sculptor Eleanor Crook will use the technique of wax modelling to teach participants to sculpt the musculature ...More

Beyond Beauty: Transforming the Body in Ancient Egypt
Beyond Beauty: Transforming the Body in Ancient Egypt
Exhibitions | Until 24th April 2016 

Two Temple Place 9 minutes walk from The Lightning Child

Two Temple Place, a spectacular neo-Gothic mansion on London's Victoria Embankment worthy of a visit in its own right, reopens ...More

 
As You Like It
As You Like It
Theatre | Until 5th March 2016 

National Theatre: Olivier Theatre 9 minutes walk from The Lightning Child

Shakespeare's As You Like It comes to the National Theatre for the first time in 30 years this autumn. Polly ...More

 
Changing Minds
Changing Minds
Seasonal | Until 7th February 2016 

Southbank Centre 11 minutes walk from The Lightning Child

In February 2016 the Southbank Centre launches a new weekend festival, Changing Minds, with performance, music, comedy, design, talks and ...More

 
Changing Minds Marketplace
Exhibitions | Until 7th February 2016 

Southbank Centre 11 minutes walk from The Lightning Child

Meet organisations offering guidance to those facing mental-health issues and their friends and family....More

My Beautiful Black Dog
Theatre | Until 7th February 2016 

Southbank Centre 11 minutes walk from The Lightning Child

Poet Brigitte Aphrodite presents a musical exploration of depression and fragile minds in a contemporary performance....More

 
 
 
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