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End of Year Sale: Shakespeare's Globe Experience

Everyone who places an order between 00.01 Monday 23 December to 23.59 on Wednesday 1st January will have the chance to win a tour of Shakespeare's Globe. And a lavish afternoon tea for two, inspired by the characters from the bard's peerless works. Explore this faithful recreation of William Shakespeare's iconic Globe Theatre. Once the centre of London's famous Bankside entertainment district, this open-air playhouse pays homage to where the playwright penned his greatest work. Now, you have the chance to experience a day out at this incredible venue, first-hand, in our giveaway.

The tour

Expert guides will bring this extraordinary open-air theatre to life in a 40-minute guided tour. You'll hear stories of the original Globe, learn all about its reconstruction process in the 1990s, and find out how the building works today as an experimental theatre. Take a seat 'within this wooden O' – listen, absorb and ask questions as the secrets of the Globe unfold. Enjoy exciting live demonstrations in the public space at various times throughout the day, which include Elizabethan clothing dressings, stage fighting, and printing of the plays using a replica 17th-century press. Book your guided tour Monday-Saturday at 12.00pm and Sunday 11.00am.

Afternoon tea

“Sweets to the sweet” Shakespeare wrote in Hamlet. Shakespeare's Globe lives up to this in every way through its afternoon tea. The stunning spread is inspired by the journeys of the characters, from mulberries from the lovers’ tree to Oberon’s love potion. There’ll be no eye of newt in sight. Please bear in mind when booking, from the 2 March, this afternoon tea will include English Hush Heath sparkling instead of Prosecco. Afternoon Tea is served Monday to Saturday at 1.00pm and Sunday 12.00pm.

*Terms and conditions apply. Orders between 00.01 Monday 23 December to 23.59 on Wednesday 1st January will be entered into the draw.

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