4th May 2012
If you are a group leader looking to organise a school trip
with a twist why not consider a school trip to London
to visit the Globe Theatre. As part of the World Shakespeare Festival and the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre is taking on its most ambitious project to date. In an event of unprecedented ambition, 37 of Shakespeare’s plays will be performed over 6 weeks, each in a different language by a different theatre company from around the world.
Every day for six weeks, national theatres, renowned artists and new young companies will celebrate performing Shakespeare in their own language, within the architecture Shakespeare wrote them for. The project known as Globe to Globe will feature King Lear performed in Belarusian, Hamlet in Lithuanian and Othello re-interpreted through hip-hop. From Swahili to sign language, Globe to Globe runs until November and will also feature performances in Stratford upon Avon, Newcastle, Gateshead, Birmingham, Edinburgh and at the Eisteddfod in Wales. The Globe Theatre’s artistic director, Dominic Dromgoole said it was a “terrifically clear and simple and slightly bananas idea” but one, he hoped, that would show how Shakespeare has become an international language and a part of world culture.
If you would like to visit the Globe Theatre and be part of the World Shakespeare Festival please contact us for more information on school trips to London
Alternatively why not go one step further and attend our national event Sporting Legacy 2012
and be part of the Olympic Celebrations featuring current Olympians Jade Johnson and Natasha Danvers.