The Globe Open Air Cinema Weekend (postponed)

Pack your popcorn and blankets because The Globe is throwing open its doors for Shakespeare on Screen. Peter Gray reports.

A month after reopening for site tours, the Globe has announced that it is staging an open air cinema weekend next month. Shakespeare on Screen is set to debut at the iconic Bankside theatre from the 13th to the 15th of November, with several movies already lined up for the event.

Films included in the programme for the event include Shakespeare in Love, Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet, Disney’s answer to Shakespeare, The Lion King, and Kenneth Branagh’s Much Ado About Nothing.

The weekend will also include the Globe’s all male production of Twelfth Night from 2012. The production features Johnny Flynn as Viola, Stephen Fry as Malvolio, and Mark Rylance as Olivia.

Other films on the bill will include the animated classic, Gnomeo & Juliet; Shakespeare inspired musical West Side Story, and Taming of the Shrew makeover, Kiss Me Kate.

The Globe will be following current government guidelines on social distancing with ticket holders separated into bubbles.

Comedy’s on the bill, too, with the legendary Comedy Store Players set to perform at the venue on the 12th of November. Known for their quick witted improv, the group will be bringing their full repertoire of sketches, songs, slapstick & pratfalls to The Globe’s legendary stage.

The group’s appearance at Shakespeare on Screen will mark the Comedy Store Players 22nd successive year performing at the venue.

So, if you fancy some alfresco fun in November – you’d better grab your popcorn, pack some blankets and a scarf, and get yourself down to Bankside.

This event has been postponed. More information about Shakespeare on Screen at the Globe can be found here.

For information on other great outdoor events in London, please click here.

-London's Best Events-
What: open air cinema
When: postponed
Where: Bankside