The Lightning Child †

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1pm (29 Sep, 12 Oct), 2pm (12 Oct), 6.30pm (15, 22 Sep), 7.30pm (14, 17, 18, 20, 28 Sep, 5 Oct)
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£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 > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £64† 24% 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† 25% 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 £77† 34% 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
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London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 13th May to 6th August 2016
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, SE1 | Same location as The Lightning Child
The second production in Emma Rice's inaugural season at Shakespeare's Globe will be The Taming of the Shrew , directed by ...More
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Mona Hatoum
London > Events > Exhibitions †Dates: 4th May to 21st August 2016
Tate Modern, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street, SE1 | 3 minutes from The Lightning Child
Born in Beirut to a Palestinian family, Mona Hatoum settled in England in 1975 after war broke out in Lebanon ...More
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Into The Woods
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 1st July to 17th September 2016
Menier Chocolate Factory, 53 Southwark Street, SE1 | 5 minutes from The Lightning Child
After a successful run in New York and a feature film adaptation, the Tony Award-winning Into The Woods comes to London this summer to be staged ...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
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
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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
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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
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Tate Modern Oil Tanks and Tate 2
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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
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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
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
1 Stoney Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 6 minutes from The Lightning Child
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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
London > Restaurants > Turkish restaurants
20-22 New Globe Walk, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from The Lightning Child
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4th Floor, Marathon House, 115 Southwark Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 5 minutes from The Lightning Child
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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
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London > Leisure > Fitness
Cousin Lane, City, London EC4R | 6 minutes from The Lightning Child
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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
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Charles Dickens
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
160 Union Street, SE1 | 6 minutes from The Lightning Child
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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
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Samuel Pepys
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Stew Lane, High Timber Street, City, London EC4V | 3 minutes from The Lightning Child
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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
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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
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Tate Modern
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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
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Vinopolis
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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
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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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The Taming of the ShrewThe Taming of the Shrew The second production in Emma Rice's inaugural season at Shakespeare's Globe will be The Taming of the Shrew , directed by Gate Theatre associate Caroline Byrne. With recent credits including F*ck the Polar Bears (Bush Theatre), Eclipsed (Gate Theatre) and Shakespeare in a Suitcase (RSC), Caroline will now take on the classic comedy which tell2016-07-30T00:00:00+01002016-08-06T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21† New Globe Walk† Bankside† † SE1 9DT
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event > Theatre > Shakespearean productions
PRICINGFrom £5
DATES13th May to 6th August 2016
VENUEShakespeare's Globe Theatre
The second production in Emma Rice's inaugural season at Shakespeare's Globe will be The Taming of the Shrew , directed by Gate Theatre associate Caroline Byrne. With recent credits including F*ck the Polar Bears (Bush Theatre), Eclipsed (Gate Theatre) and Shakespeare in a Suitcase (RSC), Caroline will now take on the classic comedy which tell...†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 ope2016-07-30T00:00:00+01002016-10-01T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21† New Globe Walk† Bankside† † SE1 9DT
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event > Theatre > Shakespearean productions
PRICINGFrom £5
DATES18th June to 1st October 2016
VENUEShakespeare'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
A Midsummer Night's DreamA Midsummer Night's DreamA Midsummer Night's Dream Emma Rice's first season as Artistic Director of Shakespeare's Globe commences with a new production of the comedy A Midsummer Night's Dream . The 2016 Wonder season is the first after Dominic Dromgoole's departure and will see Rice attempt to get a gender-balanced stage at the Globe. She stated "If anybody bended gender it was Shakespeare, so2016-07-30T00:00:00+01002016-09-11T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21† New Globe Walk† Bankside† † SE1 9DT
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event > Theatre > Shakespearean productions
PRICINGFrom £5
DATES30th April to 11th September 2016
VENUEShakespeare's Globe Theatre
Emma Rice's first season as Artistic Director of Shakespeare's Globe commences with a new production of the comedy A Midsummer Night's Dream . The 2016 Wonder season is the first after Dominic Dromgoole's departure and will see Rice attempt to get a gender-balanced stage at the Globe. She stated "If anybody bended gender it was Shakespeare, so...†More about this event
GwennoGwennoThe Welsh singer and sound artist, who was formerly the front-woman of Pipettes, plays electro-pop and folk.2016-08-01T20:00:00+01002016-08-01T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21† New Globe Walk† Bankside† † SE1 9DT
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946 - The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips946 - The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips946 - The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips Shakespeare's Globe brings Emma Rice's triumphant Kneehigh family show, 946 , to London for the first time in 2016 as part of Rice's inaugural season as Artistic Director. Based on Michael Morpurgo's novel The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips, 946 is based in Slapton Sands, Devon in 1944 and explodes everything we thought we knew about the D-Day l2016-08-11T00:00:00+01002016-09-11T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21† New Globe Walk† Bankside† † SE1 9DT
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PRICINGFrom £5
DATES11th August to 11th September 2016
VENUEShakespeare's Globe Theatre
Shakespeare's Globe brings Emma Rice's triumphant Kneehigh family show, 946 , to London for the first time in 2016 as part of Rice's inaugural season as Artistic Director. Based on Michael Morpurgo's novel The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips, 946 is based in Slapton Sands, Devon in 1944 and explodes everything we thought we knew about the D-Day l...†More about this event
Proms At: Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Shakespeare's GlobeProms At: Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Shakespeare's GlobeA celebration of Restoration theatre music, directed by Jonathan Cohen who leads his ensemble Arcangelo to perform works by Purcell, Blow, Locke and Draghi.2016-08-13T15:00:00+01002016-08-13T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21† New Globe Walk† Bankside† † SE1 9DT
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Roisin MurphyRoisin MurphyElectronica, disco and pop singer-songwriter and former member of dance duo Moloko.2016-08-15T20:00:00+01002016-08-15T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21† New Globe Walk† Bankside† † SE1 9DT
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ImogenImogen As part of Emma Rice's inaugural season at Shakespeare's Globe a new version of Cymbeline will be showcased, renamed Imogen . Aiming to make the Globe a more gender equal stage, this move comes to show how women have a strong narrative in the plays. With Imogen speaking three times more than Cymbeline, Rice stated "It really is her story". The2016-09-17T00:00:00+01002016-10-16T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21† New Globe Walk† Bankside† † SE1 9DT
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event > Theatre > Shakespearean productions
PRICINGFrom £5
DATES17th September to 16th October 2016
VENUEShakespeare's Globe Theatre
As part of Emma Rice's inaugural season at Shakespeare's Globe a new version of Cymbeline will be showcased, renamed Imogen . Aiming to make the Globe a more gender equal stage, this move comes to show how women have a strong narrative in the plays. With Imogen speaking three times more than Cymbeline, Rice stated "It really is her story". The...†More about this event
The Two Gentlemen Of VeronaThe Two Gentlemen Of VeronaShakespeare's Globe Theatre performs the Bard's comedy, dealing with the themes of infidelity and friendship.2016-09-20T20:00:00+01002016-10-01T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21† New Globe Walk† Bankside† † SE1 9DT
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Southbank Centre 11 minutes walk from The Lightning Child

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Southbank Centre 11 minutes walk from The Lightning Child

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Step into a bohemian Parisian hotel from the first decade of the 20th century, a place filled with prima ballerinas, ...More

 
 
 
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