Ah it is almost time again to immerse ourselves in festive cheer and Shakespeare’s Globe, the iconic theatre that breathes life into the works of the Bard, has set the stage for an enchanting festive season in 2023. This year you can expect a mix of music, magic, and theatrical delights, visitors young and old are invited to make the Globe their go-to festive destination this winter.
Musical Evening with Xuefei Yang: Virtuoso classical guitarist Xuefei Yang is all set to cast a musical spell in the candlelit Sam Wanamaker Playhouse on Monday, 11th December. Drawing inspiration from Ancient China to modern-day composers, this intimate concert will capture the essence of the winter season and transport the audience through diverse musical landscapes.
Chrimbo Bimbo Comedy with Tim Key: On Monday, 18th December, the irreverent and acclaimed poet, actor, and comedian Tim Key will grace the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse with his festive extravaganza, “Chrimbo Bimbo.” Poetic verses, mulled wine, and Christmas cheer will reign supreme, inviting audiences into a world of merriment and laughter.
Hansel and Gretel: A Magical Stage Production: Running from 8th December 2023 to 7th January 2024, the Globe Theatre will host a new stage adaptation of “Hansel and Gretel,” an enchanting fairy tale. Directed by Nick Bagnall and brimming with music, magic, and hope, this production promises a delightful experience for all ages, with a special emphasis on children aged 5 and above.
Interactive Workshops for Young Creatives: Complementing the magic on stage, interactive workshops for young ones and their grown-ups will explore the world of Hansel and Gretel through drama, music, and creative writing. From 9th December 2023 to 7th January 2024, these engaging sessions will infuse the festive spirit into learning and imagination.
Delightful Shakespearean Treats: Shakespeare’s Globe has partnered with Biscuiteers to craft intricate iced biscuit icons inspired by Shakespeare’s plays. From Yorick’s skull to Macbeth’s dagger, these delicious treats offer a delightful twist to Shakespearean classics. A perfect gift for the Bard enthusiast.
A Glimpse into Christmas Past: Families can step back in time from 18th to 30th December and explore how Christmas was celebrated during Shakespeare’s era. The Festive Family Tour provides insights into age-old folk traditions, adding a touch of historical magic to the holiday season.
Festive Dining and Merrymaking: Visitors can indulge in a cozy roast, a Christmas cocktail, or a festive afternoon tea at Swan at the Globe while soaking in stunning views across the Thames. The Swan’s sumptuous Christmas menu and themed afternoon tea are bound to add a deliciously festive touch to the Globe experience.
As the Globe beckons visitors into a world of creativity and festivity, consider gifting the joy of Membership, granting access to exclusive events and behind-the-scenes peeks into the Globe’s theatrical magic. With a bountiful array of festive offerings, Shakespeare’s Globe invites one and all to partake in a memorable holiday season filled with the magic of the Bard.