By: Sarah Scarpa
Right in the middle of all of the chaos of London and tons of people wandering around the Southbank, you will find Shakespeare’s Globe Theater. Though the Globe has an open top with no roof, you wouldn’t even realise you were in the middle of the busy city.
It is quiet and the performance is so engaging as the actors are right there in front of you speaking right to you. You feel like you are actually in Shakespeare time and have just paid 1p (or £5 current-day price) to watch the show in the standing-only center part of the theater.
Taking a tour of the Globe before watching the show later at night was really cool. Learning about the history and watching as the crew set up the stage for the later performance really gave an understanding to what it was like behind the scenes and all the prep that goes into the performances.
Rain or shine the show goes on! It seems that the hardcore Shakespeare enthusiasts consider the rain to be just an extra effect to the play making it more realistic. Luckily it didn’t rain the night we were there, but we would’ve braved it anyway. 🙂
This event was also our closing night for being London Ambassadors for LUIP. It was a great way to close out the year with a great performance of ‘As You Like It’. The was humorous, witty and captivating. At one point I turned around and noticed how many people were actually sitting or standing behind us which I hadn’t even realised for most of the time we stood there.
The Globe offers more than plays and tours, it also has educational workshops and exhibitions.
There is always something on so check out the Globe calendar and get booked in for the next event that takes your fancy!
Cheers, Sarah xx