Shakespeare-inspired comedy at the Globe Theatre

Address:
, 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, London51.508111 -0.096598
Tel:
0902 1400

Dates and ticket price

Dates & Time:
7.30 PM
Tickets & Cost:
Yard: £5; Seats: from £22
See shakespearesglobe.com

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Here's a bit of a treat for Comedy Store Players' fans. They usually do their shows at the Comedy Store at Piccadilly Circus, but for one night only they will be performing live on stage at the Globe Theatre.

The Comedy Store Players make up most of the show on the spot... improvising funny sketches and comedy dramas off the cuff, feeding off the audience's reactions and suggestions, with lots of Shakespeare-inspired jokes. You never know what you're going to get with these guys... because most of the time they don't have a clue either!

The night will end with a six-person improvised Shakespeare play, using a title suggested by the audience.

 

JP1964 – “Some things are so obviously a great idea that you wonder why no one thought to do them before. The Globe Theatre is one such thing. The only amazing thing is that it was such a struggle for the late, great Sam Wannamaker to get permission to build it. Shakespeare is such a part of the fabric of national life, who couldn't resist a visit? This is a theatre like no other. The only other open air theatre that i have been to is the one in Regents Park, but this one is so much better because of the seats rising around you on all sides. It feels like you are indoors. And the standing room is akin to being at a football stadium beside the pitch. You can park yourself literally at the feet of the actors. I definitely recommend a place in the standing area rather than the seats. I have done both, and there is a better atmosphere down below. Partly because the actors address the standing crowd when they speak, which makes hearing the lines a lot easier (Shakespeare is hard enough to follow as”

 Guest – “Everybody should go and enjoy a play at the Globe at least once, even if you don't like Shakespeare. I must admit that half the play passed me by, because Shakespeare is hard to follow even when I'm sitting in a nice armchair at home, and if I didn't already know that plot then I probably would have struggled to follow what was going on. But it is such a wonderful place to watch a play. The audience creates bags of atmosphere, and it is a lot of fun. You feel like a little community down there below the stage. Try it!”

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If you enjoy Globe Theatre then you might like to visit British Library (catch the train from Southwark to British Library), Charles Dickens Museum (walk it in 28 mins or catch the tube from Southwark to Charles Dickens Museum) and Dr. Johnson’s House (walk it in 14 mins or catch the tube from Southwark to Dr. Johnson’s House)

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