When you think of London’s most iconic sights, it’s likely that Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and the Tower of London are among the monuments that spring to mind.
But just a stone’s throw from these and many more world-famous landmarks, there lies an ode to arguably the capital’s finest ever export.
The place in question is the Globe Theatre, with the man at the centre being one of the world’s most prolific bards, William Shakespeare.
For centuries his work has captivated audiences the world over, yet it is here at the Globe Theatre in the 16th century that people would gather to watch some of the finest plays ever committed to writing.
That venue may have come and gone – it closed in the mid-17th century – but in its place a new, and vastly improved theatrical space has emerged as one of the must-visit delights of modern London.
Combining the traditional dramatic space that made the Globe such a historically important theatrical venue with some of the finest actors and directors from the world of modern stage theatre, each production is a joy to behold.
And this could be your chance to take advantage of a fantastic offer that could allow you to see the latest production of arguably Shakespeare’s most fascinating work – The Tempest.
With tickets available for as little as £5, depending on the performance time, this could be the perfect way to experience a weekend or city-break trip to the capital, with a theatre trip the perfect accompaniment to a stay in one of the many luxury London hotels offering accommodation at reasonable rates.
Employing Renaissance costumes and staging techniques, director Jeremy Herrin has already garnered rave reviews for this production, which comes hot on the heels of his popular 2011 version of Much Ado About Nothing.
With Olivier Award winner Roger Allam as Prospero alongside other familiar thespian faces such as Colin Morgan, this could be the perfect way to experience Shakespeare and theatre as it should be.
Located close to the bank of the River Thames, the fantastic London public transport system makes getting to and from the Globe a breeze, with tube stops at London Bridge, Borough and Southwark all in close proximity.
With 700 tickets available at just £5 for every performance, it may be time to “awake, dear heart, awake” to the enchanting words and worlds of our very own Bard.