To visit London or not to visit London, that is the question. If you’re looking for culture and entertainment the answer is yes, definitely visit. The city is home to many of the world’s most iconic venues including the wonderful Globe Theatre, where some of history’s greatest dramatic works have been performed.
Built by William Shakespeare’s theatre company in 1599, the famous Globe Theatre has been at the centre of the entertainment scene in London for centuries and has drawn in travellers from all over the country. Even after 400 years The Globe is still a bustling hotspot for entertainment seekers in London and the good news is that during your stay at the Park Grand Hotel Kensington you’ll be just a Tube ride away. If you’re a fan of the theatre then you won’t want to miss out on a trip to The Globe. To make sure you have a great time we’ve put together this guide to the best upcoming events and performances.
Much Ado About Nothing
Until Oct 15
One of Shakespeare’s classics will be brought into the 20th century this season with a remake by esteemed director, Matthew Dunster. The timeless tale of humour and romance has been reimagined with a Latin twist which sees the story take place during the Mexican Revolution. You’re in for a treat with this unique blend of drama, comedy and music from one of the best casts in recent years. The rewrite has put an entirely new spin on the classic plot and will give you the chance to learn more about the social and political struggles of 20th century Mexico. When you book a room at one of our 4 Star Hotels in Kensington London, be sure to grab some tickets and catch a showing of this unique production.
Exhibition and tour
Various dates throughout the year
Not only do people visit The Globe for great entertainment, they also go there to experience the rich history of the venue and the cultural value it holds. If you’re a fan of Shakespeare and the legacy he set within British theatre, you won’t want to miss out on this rare opportunity to step into his footsteps and explore the world he lived in. This experience will take you on a tour of the theatre and show you a series of exhibits featuring work and documents from previous residents and famous historical characters. See how one of the greatest writers in history worked to develop the most renowned writings ever.
Sep 8 – Oct 1
As one of the newest productions to hit The Globe Theatre stage, Boudica promises to bring a classic historical tale to life with an exhilarating script and outstanding cast. The story of Queen Boudica revolves around one of the most influential women of the first century. After rising up and leading a revolt against the Romans, the Celtic warrior became an iconic figure who was revered and loved by her people. Now you have the opportunity to learn more about this amazing story thanks to the action-packed performance starring Gina McKee. The actress is known for her critically acclaimed stage performances and brings something truly unique to the role.