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Wednesday, 30 October 2013

The Globe Theatre

A few weeks ago I was able to go to the Globe Theatre for the first time. My flatmate Emily’s birthday was in July and I wasn’t here to celebrate with her. So instead of buying her a gift I thought I should get her an experience that she’ll love and remember. Much better than a bottle of wine she’ll drink and forget about. So we went to Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre to see Macbeth. 
Thankfully it wasn’t a cold day, and we chose to go to the matinée show so we were able to enjoy the show with the perfect natural light, and we didn’t freeze sitting in the stalls either. After entering from one side of the globe, we were in a cute little courtyard where you could purchase a pillow to sit on during the performance or a snack. 
They rung a bell about 5 minutes before the performance and everyone was excited for the start. The play was amazing. The cast would come out of different doors, and certain lines were spoken from the middle of the crowd, especially the scenes with the witches. At one point a helicopter was so loud that Macbeth even waved to it and we all laughed. It was as though we were part of the story with the cast and it was great. 
I’ve seen Macbeth several times and this was by far the best. The only negative thing about the Globe is that the roof is open, so you shouldn’t go see a show towards the end of autumn because you will be cold. But I really recommend you go if you can, because they are the best at what they do and that’s why they perform there. 

Here’s the website for the Globe Theatre: http://www.shakespearesglobe.com/

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