The Lightning Child  

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 12TH OCTOBER 2013

ADDRESS
 
 
TELEPHONE
 
Dates:
  until 
 
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
 

Nearby

 

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.

 

About Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

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. Built in wood and thatch, using techniques from 400 years ago, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre opened in 1996. More about Shakespeare's Globe Theatre


LondonTown.com - The Lightning Child Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Southwark Tube Station
 
9 minutes walk
 
Borough Tube Station
 
10 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
London Bridge Railway Station
 
10 minutes walk
 
Waterloo Railway Station
 
15 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Union Car Parks
 
5 minutes walk
 
Union Car Park
 
6 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

Further articles featuring The Lightning Child on LondonTown.com

 
June in London 2015

Taylor Swift, The Who and Barbara Hepworth come to London in June 2015 when annual favourites the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and the Serpentine...

 
 
September in London 2013

The Commitments musical makes its world premiere in London this September while The London Design Festival, 100% Design and London Fashion Week all return...

 
 
London's Summer Theatre 2013

Helen Mirren, Simon Russell Beale and Daniel Radcliffe are just some of the A-list stars appearing on the London stage in summer 2013. Head to...

 
 
Summer 2013 on London's South Bank

Home to the world's largest single-run arts centre, the centre of Shakespearean theatre and a specialist cinema, London's...

 
 
London 2013: Anniversaries

With bicentenaries for Wagner and Verdi, 100 years for Britten, 80th birthdays for both Yoko Ono and Sir Michael Caine, and a...

 
 
What's on in London 2016

With an exciting calendar of entertainment, 2016 is another special year in London. Find out what's happening throughout the capital with our thorough guide to the best 2016 London events.

 
THE BEST

Hotels near The Lightning Child

Near The Lightning Child
FIND YOUR PERFECT LONDON HOTEL
SALE
Check in
--
Check out
--

Booking multiple rooms?

Visit our group bookings page or call 020 7437 4370 for assistance

Room 1

2 Adults
ADULTS (12+)
-
2
+
CHILDREN (2 - 12 Years)
-
0
+
INFANTS (0 - 2 Years)
-
0
+
Okay
Maximum 4 to a room.
+ Add another room
Mercure London Bridge Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £64  34% off
71-79 Southwark Street, SE1 | 4 minutes from The Lightning Child
This hotel in the Bankside area, just a five minute walk from London Bridge Tube station and Borough Market, offers good value for money. Walk from ... More
 
 
 
CitizenM London Bankside
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £84  34% off
20 Lavington S, SE1 | 4 minutes from The Lightning Child
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
 
 
 
Holiday Inn Express London Southwark
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £67  40% 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
 
 
 
 
THE BEST

Events near The Lightning Child

Near The Lightning Child
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Ongoing
Macbeth
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 18th June to 1st October 2016
The Lightning Child, 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, SE1 | Same location as The Lightning Child
Iqbal Khan directs a new production of Macbeth at the Globe in 2016, reviving the story of Shakespeare's most brutal ...More
 
 
 
Now On
The Two Gentlemen Of Verona
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 27th Sep to 1st Oct 2016 - Various Times
The Lightning Child, 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, SE1 | Same location as The Lightning Child
Director Nick Bagnall propels Shakespeare's anarchic comedy of infidelity and friendship into the 21st century. Presented by Shakespeare's Globe and Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse....More
 
 
 
Today Only
In Conversation: Njideka Akunyili Crosby
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Thursday 29th September 2016
The Lightning Child, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street, SE1 | 3 minutes from The Lightning Child
The artist discusses her work with Zoe Whitley, Adjunct Research Curator....More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Entertainment near The Lightning Child

Near The Lightning Child
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | Same location as The Lightning Child
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Rose Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
56 Park Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 4 minutes from The Lightning Child
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
 
 
 
THE BEST

Sights and Attractions near The Lightning Child

The best museums, galleries, attractions near The Lightning Child
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Millennium Bridge
London > Attractions > Boats and Bridges
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Tate Modern
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from The Lightning Child
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Tate Modern Oil Tanks and Tate 2
London > Attractions >
Tate Modern, Bankside Power Station, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from The Lightning Child
A dramatic new development at the Tate Modern opens in the summer of 2012 as three 30x7 metre oil tanks display art in live form. The ... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Shopping near The Lightning Child

The best shops and markets near The Lightning Child
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Burnt Lemon Bakery
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
Flat Iron Square, 68 Union Street, SE1 | 6 minutes from The Lightning Child
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Wine Pantry
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
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
 
 
 
THE BEST

Restaurants near The Lightning Child

What are the best dining options near The Lightning Child London?
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Tas Pide
London > Restaurants > Turkish restaurants
20-22 New Globe Walk, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from The Lightning Child
... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Tas Pide
London > Restaurants > Turkish restaurants
20-22 New Globe Walk, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from The Lightning Child
... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Leisure near The Lightning Child

The Lightning Child gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
South of England Athletics Association
London > Leisure >
4th Floor, Marathon House, 115 Southwark Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 5 minutes from The Lightning Child
... More
 
 
 
Cannons Health Club and Spa
London > Leisure > Fitness
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
 
 
 
Cannons Health Club & Spa
London > Leisure > Fitness
Cousin Lane, City, London EC4R | 6 minutes from The Lightning Child
... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Pubs near The Lightning Child

The best pubs near London The Lightning Child.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Wheatsheaf
London > Nightlife > Pubs
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Charles Dickens
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
160 Union Street, SE1 | 6 minutes from The Lightning Child
... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
National Trust: George Inn, The George Inn Yard
London > Nightlife > Pubs
77 Borough High Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 7 minutes from The Lightning Child
Borough High Street was once crammed full of old coaching inns, providing accommodation and refreshment to weary pilgrims, merchants and travellers on their way up from ... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Nightlife near The Lightning Child

The Lightning Child clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Samuel Pepys
London > Nightlife >
Stew Lane, High Timber Street, City, London EC4V | 3 minutes from The Lightning Child
... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Viva Verdi
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
6 Canvey Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 4 minutes from The Lightning Child
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Vinopolis Wine Wharf
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
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
 
 
 
THE BEST

Meeting venue hire near The Lightning Child

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near The Lightning Child.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Tate Modern
London > Business > Venue Hire
Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from The Lightning Child
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Vinopolis
London > Business > Venue Hire
London Bridge, Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 4 minutes from The Lightning Child
This conference and event venue caters for between 10 and 1250 guests. Ideal for dinners, conferences, exhibitions, meetings, product launches & AGMs. ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Skinners' Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
8 1/2 Dowgate Hill, City, London EC4R | 6 minutes from The Lightning Child
... More
 
 
 

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre events

 
ImogenImogenImogenAward-winning actor Maddy Hill, best known for playing Nancy Carter in EastEnders, swaps the small screen for Shakespeare's Globe, taking on the lead role in a new version of Cymbeline, renamed Imogen. Aiming to make the Globe a more gender equal stage, this move comes to show how women have a strong narrative in Shakespeare's plays. With Imogen 2016-09-29T00:00:00+01002016-10-16T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
Category: event
Now On

event > Theatre > Shakespearean productions
PRICING  From £5
DATES  17th September to 16th October 2016
VENUE  Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 
Award-winning actor Maddy Hill, best known for playing Nancy Carter in EastEnders, swaps the small screen for Shakespeare's Globe, taking on the lead role in a new version of Cymbeline, renamed Imogen. Aiming to make the Globe a more gender equal stage, this move comes to show how women have a strong narrative in Shakespeare's plays. With Imogen ... More about this event
 
MacbethMacbeth Iqbal Khan directs a new production of Macbeth at the Globe in 2016, reviving the story of Shakespeare's most brutal creation. The Scottish play sees Macbeth and Lady Macbeth embark upon a murderous journey of power, treachery, paranoia and suicide after he is informed by three sisters that he is fated to be King of Scotland. An acclaimed ope2016-09-29T00:00:00+01002016-10-01T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
Category: event
Ongoing

event > Theatre > Shakespearean productions
PRICING  From £5
DATES  18th June to 1st October 2016
VENUE  Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 
Iqbal Khan directs a new production of Macbeth at the Globe in 2016, reviving the story of Shakespeare's most brutal creation. The Scottish play sees Macbeth and Lady Macbeth embark upon a murderous journey of power, treachery, paranoia and suicide after he is informed by three sisters that he is fated to be King of Scotland. An acclaimed ope... More about this event
The Merchant Of VeniceThe Merchant Of VeniceWhen a contract between Bassanio and Shylock is broken, simmering racial tensions boil over in Jonathan Munby's staging of Shakespeare's uncompromising thriller. Starring Jonathan Pryce as the money lender and Rachel Pickup as the plucky Portia, who avoids the spilling of innocent blood using cunning and guile.2016-10-04T19:30:00+01002016-10-15T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
Category: event
On Soon
The Merchant Of Venice
Study Days: ImogenStudy Days: ImogenWorkshops, seminars and lively discussions.2016-10-08T10:00:00+01002016-10-08T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
Category: event
On Soon
Study Days: Imogen
Introductory Lecture: ImogenIntroductory Lecture: ImogenInspiring talks about the play.2016-10-11T18:00:00+01002016-10-11T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
Category: event
On Soon
Introductory Lecture: Imogen
Comus - A Masque In Honour Of ChastityComus - A Masque In Honour Of ChastityLucy Bailey directs this staging of Milton's work that twists the conventions of the masque, leading the audience on an unpredictable and volatile journey.2016-10-26T19:30:00+01002016-11-19T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
Category: event
On Soon
Comus - A Masque In Honour Of Chastity
The Little Matchgirl And Other Happier TalesThe Little Matchgirl And Other Happier TalesThis work is inspired by the Hans Christian Andersen and involves music, puppetry and magic.2016-11-24T19:30:00+00002017-01-22T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
Category: event
 
The Little Matchgirl And Other Happier Tales
 

Also in New Globe Walk

Our recommendations in the same street as The Lightning Child

 
No.
Title
Category
 
 
 

Hotels Near

The Lightning Child

 
 
Near The Lightning Child All London hotels
Check-in:
Check-out:
Number of rooms:
Room 1:

What's On Today

Near The Lightning Child

 
 
 
Bjork Digital
Bjork Digital
Exhibitions | Until 23rd October 2016 

Somerset House 6 minutes walk from The Lightning Child

It doesn't get much more immersive than the inside of Bjork's mouth. But that's exactly where Bjork Digital, an immersive ...More

 
Heraldic Badges: From Miniature To Monumental: 1300-1500
Business Events | On 29th September 2016 

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

Talks, discussions and more regarding the symbolism of these codes....More

The Infinite Mix
The Infinite Mix
Exhibitions | Until 4th December 2016 

180 The Strand 7 minutes walk from The Lightning Child

The Hayward Gallery's only major off-site exhibition during its two-year refurbishment, presented with The Vinyl Factory, is an audio-visual feast ...More

 
Classical Yoga To Classical Music
Sporting Events | Until 6th October 2016 

Southbank Centre 11 minutes walk from The Lightning Child

Outdoor yoga with a live classical soundtrack....More

Architecture Tour
Tours | Until 29th September 2016 

Southbank Centre 11 minutes walk from The Lightning Child

Discover the creative design of the building....More

BBC Radio 3s Drama On 3
Leisure | On 29th September 2016 

Southbank Centre 11 minutes walk from The Lightning Child

Experience live radio drama as The Present Experiment is broadcast during Radio 3's In Tune programme. The broadcast is made ...More

Philharmonia Orchestra: Stravinsky: Oedipus Rex
Concerts | On 29th September 2016 

Southbank Centre 11 minutes walk from The Lightning Child

A semi-staged production of Stravinsky's Oedipus Rex, a chilling retelling of the tragic myth, with tenor Joseph Kaiser taking the ...More

Power of Power
Power of Power
Exhibitions | Until 9th October 2016 

Southbank Centre 11 minutes walk from The Lightning Child

Exploring the concept of power in the 21st century, Power of Power is a new festival at the Southbank Centre. ...More

 
Dr Johnsons Houses
Tours | Until 31st December 2016 

Dr Johnson's House 13 minutes walk from The Lightning Child

A 300 year old town house, nestled amongst a maze of courts and alleys. It was built in 1700 and ...More

Dreamplay
Dreamplay
Theatre | Until 1st October 2016 

The Vaults, Arch 233 16 minutes walk from The Lightning Child

Staged at The Vaults this September, Dreamplay is a new and unpredictable version of August Strindberg's 1901 play. Presented by ...More

 
 
 
 
SALE
Hotels near Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

From cheap budget accommodation to luxury 5 star suites see our discounts for Shakespeare's Globe Theatre hotels, including CitizenM London Bankside from 95% off.

 
 
Call now: hotel deals 0207 420 4960