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Bartholomew Fair

Theatre, Comedy Shakespeare's Globe , South Bank Friday August 23 2019 - Saturday October 12 2019
Bartholomew Fair, Shakespeare’s Globe

Time Out says

Rare revival for Ben Johnson’s bawdy comedy

For the first time in well over a decade there is no new writing in the Globe’s outdoor season: a bit of a surpise given that last year’s ‘Emilia’ has transferred to the West End (or perhaps a home season of almost wall-to-wall Shakespeare is the trade off?) In any case, this very rare revival of Ben Johnson’s 1614 comedy – which hasn't been seen in London for aeons – occupies the de facto late season new writing slot. Globe regular Blanche McIntyre directs the raucous comedy, set at the famed Smithfield summer fair, which was a major part of London life for centuries until those killjoy Victorians shut it down.



Address: 21
New Globe Walk
Transport: Tube: Blackfriars/Mansion House/London Bridge
Price: £5-£47
Opening hours: Globe Exhibition and Tour daily 9am–5pm. Closed Dec 24 and 25. (Check in advance for dates when the tour is not available.)

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