Experience a foreign interpretation of a Shakespeare classic

  • Category: Music & Theatre
  • Dates: Monday, 23 September 2013 to Saturday, 28 September 2013

If you're planning on staying in a luxury London hotel this autumn, why not take the opportunity to see a Shakespeare classic performed in the spectacular surroundings of the Globe theatre on the Southbank?

This authentic arena is the ideal place to watch the Bard's works being performed, and this September it is being done so with a Belarusian twist, as the Globe welcomes back the Belarus Free Theatre company from Minsk. 

Dubbed 'the world's bravest theatre company' and a 'thespian guerrilla group', this underground troupe is forced to perform in secret in its homeland due to the rules imposed by the dictatorship, holding events in apartments. 

However, in London it will be free to put on another barnstorming display of King Lear - the tragedy which tells the story of a mad king of England - on the grand stage of the Globe.

The event is part of the Globe to Globe festival, which sees a number of Shakespeare's plays being translated into other languages. These include an Indian version of the Tempest, a African performance of Venus & Adonis and As You Like It in Georgian. 

To see the Belarus Free Theatre performing King Lear book tickets for one of the shows taking place between Monday September 23rd and Saturday September 28th. 

Shows are scheduled to start at either 2pm or 7.30pm, and if you're prepared to stand for the duration in the yard you can watch for just £5. However, if you're after a more comfortable experience, expect to pay upwards of £15 for a seat in the galleries.

If you're looking for somewhere convenient to stay The Montague on the Gardens is located just two miles away in the heart of London and until November 30th you can book the Live Like Royalty package giving you two nights' accommodation, breakfast, Champagne tea and two tickets to the Queen's Gallery and Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace.