Shakespeare’s Globe formed the centrepiece of London’s celebration of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, hosting The Complete Walk, which has been drawing huge crowds all along London’s Bankside and Southbank

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Saturday 23 April 2016

Shakespeare’s Globe formed the centrepiece of London’s celebration of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, hosting The Complete Walk, which has been drawing huge crowds all along London’s Bankside and Southbank. Tens of thousands of people walked along the Thames on Saturday 23 April, taking in the films, which capture the astonishing breadth of Shakespeare’s global imagination. The anniversary weekend celebrations continue with the specially created short films showing between 10am – 8pm on Sunday 24 April.

 

Screened along a 2.5 mile route between Westminster Bridge and Tower Bridge, the films are free and accessible for all, and boast some of the UK’s best-known actors including Simon Russell Beale, Gemma Arterton, Dominic West, Ruth Wilson, James Norton, Zawe Ashton, Peter Capaldi, Hayley Atwell, Meera Syal, David Harewood, Olivia Williams, Jonathan Pryce, Phoebe Pryce, Toby Jones, Lindsay Duncan, Jamie Parker, Mel Giedroyc, Aidan Gillen, Kenneth Cranham, Joanna Scanlan, David Dawson, Jessie Buckley, Sam West, Ben Miles, Eve Best, Alex Jennings, Michelle Terry, Will Keen, Nikesh Patel, Ray Fearon, Danny Sapani, David Caves, Clare Higgins, Joshua McGuire, Paul Chahidi, John Light, Marty Cruickshank, Neil Maskell, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Pauline McLynn and Joseph Marcell.

 

A map of the route, showing the location of each screen, is available at www.shakespearesglobe.com/uploads/editor/files/The_Complete_Walk_Map.pdf and will also be offered on the brand new Globe Player app, available for download on the iTunes store.

 

The anniversary weekend included a visit to the Globe Theatre by President Barack Obama, who watched a medley of scenes performed by the Globe to Globe Hamlet company, returned from a two-year world tour. Continuing with the celebrations, Southwark Cathedral hosted a specially curated service, attended by His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, Patron of Shakespeare’s Globe.

Shakespeare’s Globe

Booking:

Phone               +44 (0) 20 7401 9919

In person          Mon-Sat 10am-6pm (8pm on performance days)

Sundays           10am-5pm (7pm on performance days)

Online               www.shakespearesglobe.com

Tickets               £5 – £43 (Globe Theatre) £10 – £62 (Sam Wanamaker Playhouse)


Patrons who are members of the free access scheme are eligible for adjusted ticket prices.

  • The Sam Wanamaker Playhouse: The candlelit Jacobean theatre at Shakespeare’s Globe opened in January 2014. The Playhouse hosts concerts and other events throughout the summer, with the main indoor theatre season running October to April.
  • Globe Education: One of the largest arts education departments in the UK; each year, over 100,000 people of all ages and nationalities participate in its public events, workshops and courses. Globe Education also runs extensive outreach programmes for students and teachers in the Southwark community, nationally and internationally.
  • Globe Exhibition & Tour: Open to the public all year round, the Globe Exhibition and Tour explores the life of Shakespeare, the London where he lived, and the theatre for which he wrote.
  • Globe On Tour: The Globe’s productions tour extensively in the UK and internationally. Current tours include: Much Ado About Nothing and a production of Hamlet that is travelling to every country in the world.
  • Globe Player: An online platform offering full-length HD films of over 50 Shakespeare productions at the Globe to rent or buy.
  • Globe Shop: Stocks a variety of products, including theatre season-specific merchandise. All profits go towards supporting our educational mission.

 

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