August 29, 2012, 1:47 pm -- /EPR NETWORK/ -- The Globe Theatre will host a month's run of Twelfth Night, produced by the Original Practices company.
It's a highly anticipated production. The all-male cast includes actor Mark Rylance, who has been wowing London and New York critics and audiences in ĎJerusalem' recently. Rylance was the first artistic director at the newly-resurrected Globe in the 90s, and will play the part of Olivia in this production, returning to the Southwark stage for the first time since 2005.
The production has already been winning awards, with its classic combination of comedy, cruelty and cross-dressing, famous for characters such as Malvolio and Orsino. It comes to the Globe on September 22 nd , and runs until October 14th.
The Globe has been enjoying a second life since 1996, when it was reconstructed 200 yards from the original site. The theatre is an exact replica of its 16 th Century forbear, and was the brainchild of actor Sam Wanamaker. It was built using wood and thatch, the materials of the day, and constructed using period techniques, in what must stand as one of the most remarkable tributes to Britain's best-loved playwright.
Tickets for Twelfth Night cost between £15 and £39, and are available via LondonTown.com, the city's premier information and booking website. The site is also offering significant discounts on London hotels close to the theatre.
Among the deals on offer, the Novotel London City South on Southwark Bridge Road is offering double rooms from £187 per night, which is a 44% discount on the usual rate. The hotel is less than a five minute walk from the Globe.
Less than ten minutes from the theatre is the Holiday Inn Express London Southwark. When booking through LondonTown, guests are offered a night's stay in a double room for £59 – a 76% reduction on the standard price. Both London hotels featured here are only available at the discounted rate via LondonTown.com. Visit the website for more information on Twelfth Night at Shakespeare's Globe, and to view more discounted London hotels in the area. Tickets for the play are also available directly from the Globe.