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.
Phone +44 (0) 20 7401 9919
In person Mon-Sat 10am-6pm (8pm on performance days)
Sundays 10am-5pm (7pm on performance days)
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.