WHere's a treat for William Shakespeare fans: how about watching a production of The Tempest with Westminster Abbey as the backdrop? The play will be performed outdoors in Dean's Yard.
It tells the story of the powerful sorcerer Prospero who is marooned on an island with his daughter, Miranda. With the help of an air spirit he conjures up a storm to shipwreck his enemies on the beach, only to see her fall in love with one of the sailors -- the son of his greatest enemy.
Which will be greater... Prospero's thirst for revenge, or his need to forgive his enemy in order to make amends with his daughter?
> Craig’s review of Westminster Abbey – “Everyone who comes to London should visit Westminster Abbey... simple as that. It's the second best building in the capital after Parliament, and contains the single greatest room in the Henry VII chapel. Unfortunately it's also bloody expensive considering that it's a church, but I suppose even God has his bills to pay. You definitely need to listen to the audio-gui… continued”
A Midsummer Nights Dream at Globe Theatre – 28 Jun to 13 Oct 2019 – Shakespeare's tale about the arrival of the king and queen of the fairies to the forest, and the complicated love life of two couples.
As You Like It at Globe Theatre – 7 Aug to 21 Sep 2019 – The Globe Theatre will be putting on a production of Shakespeare's cross-dressing romantic comedy As You Like It.
As You Like It at Westminster Abbey – 15 Aug 2019 – Watch the Gwyneth Paltrow movie Shakespeare In Love at an open-air cinema screen round the side of Westminster Abbey
A Midsummer Nights Dream at Kenwood House – 18 Aug 2019 – An outdoor performance of Shakespeare's comedy about the king and queen of the fairies and a couple of confused lovers at Kenwood House
Watch ‘A Star Is Born’ at Westminster Abbey – 13 Aug 2019 – Watch the Lady Gaga movie A Star Is Born at an open-air cinema screen round the side of Westminster Abbey
Some Like It Hot at Westminster Abbey – 14 Aug 2019 – How about watching the Marilyn Monroe movie Some Like It Hot at an open-air cinema round the side of Westminster Abbey?
Cirque du Soleil’s Toruk — The First Flight – 26 to 30 Jun 2019 – Cirque du Soleil's brand-new show at The O2 has been inspired by James Cameron's blockbuster movie Avatar
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