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Shakespeare’s Globe launches The Dream Space and Egg Exhibition for Easter 05 March 2012 This Easter Shakespeare’s Globe will offer families a selection of interactive and creative events. Take part in the egg decorating competition, experience the magic of A Midsummer Night’s Dream in the brand new Dream Space and become immersed in Shakespeare’s London with a visit to the Globe Exhibition and Tour.

Families can explore the magic and mystery of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream by visiting Globe Education’s Dream Space, running throughout the Easter holidays. The Dream Space will be hosting 60 minute storytelling sessions twice daily at 11.00am and 2.00pm, when families will be invited to experience a world of fairies, mechanicals and mortals through performance, puppetry and mime. The sessions are suitable for children aged 5 and upwards.

Situated underneath the Globe Theatre, Globe Exhibition explores the rich story of the Globe and brings Shakespeare’s world to life through the use of modern technology and traditional crafts. For Easter the Globe’s Exhibition has launched a competition that will see the artistic creations of the entrants displayed in the exhibition. Visitors are asked to decorate an egg in the style of a Shakespearean character to create a new temporary display for the holidays. Each participant will then be entered into a prize draw to win a family ticket to a Globe to Globe production. Globe to Globe is the theatre’s unprecedented festival which will see all 37 of Shakespeare’s plays performed at the Globe in 37 different languages over six weeks from the 21 April. The prize will give the winners a chance to experience Shakespeare in a language of their choice ranging from Swahili to Mandarin.

If the egg is delivered to the Globe Exhibition and Tour in person, the Globe will also exchange the decorated egg for a chocolate egg. The competition will run from the 9 March to 15 April and for full terms and conditions visit shakespearesglobe.com/competitions.

Throughout the holidays print press and Elizabethan dress demonstrations will also take place in the Exhibition between 11am and 4pm every 30 minutes. These activities are included in the exhibition ticket price. For more information on all Easter holiday activities at Shakespeare’s Globe visit shakespearesglobe.com or call box office on 020 7401 9919.


ENDS Listings: The Dream Space, Shakespeare’s Globe Sackler Studios Tuesday 3 – Saturday 14 April 2012 (no sessions 6 and 8 April) 60 minute storytelling sessions running at 11am and 2pm daily Tickets: £8 / Family ticket £25 (4 tickets, children must be accompanied by an adult). Available through the box office. Globe Exhibition opening time: 9am – 5.30pm (Tours depart every 30mins between 9.30am to 5pm) Prices: Adult - £13.50, Senior - £12.00, Student (16yrs+) - £11.00 & child (5-15yrs) - £8.00 – Family - £ 36.00 (2 adults & up to 3 children) Terms & Conditions: Egg Competition  Only blown or boiled eggs will be accepted.  Decorated eggs have to be hand delivered to Shakespeare’s Globe Exhibition & Tour by the 15th April 2012, decorated eggs after this time will not be accepted.  Decorated eggs delivered to Shakespeare’s Globe will not be returned.  Winner of Globe to Globe family ticket will be contacted after the 15th April 2012  Entry into competition & delivering decorated egg to Shakespeare’s Globe Exhibition & Tour is not open to groups or pre-booked groups. EDITORS NOTES For further information contact Rebecca Storey, Senior Press & PR Officer for Shakespeare’s Globe on +0044 207 902 1492 or email Rebecca.s@shakespearesglobe.com.  

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Globe Exhibition and Tour is open all year round. For more information visit www.shakespearesglobe.com/exhibition 2012 Shakespeare’s Globe will present Globe to Globe, a multi-lingual Shakespeare festival to celebrate the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympics Games. Over the course of six weeks, starting on 21 April 2012, all of Shakespeare’s 37 plays will be performed in a different language, by different companies from around the world. Indoor Jacobean Theatre: Shakespeare’s Globe is currently fundraising to build an indoor Jacobean theatre, opening in 2013. For further information please visit www.shakespearesglobe.com/indoorjacobeantheatre Globe on Tour: The Globe’s productions tour the UK, Europe and America and the Globe is currently developing its touring schedule, as well as screening productions in cinemas. For more information www.shakespearesglobe.com/theatre/on-tour Globe Education presents a programme of workshops, lectures, events and staged readings all year round. For more information this programme of events call Globe Education 020 7902 1438 or visit www.shakespearesglobe.com/education Globe Shop stocks a variety of products, including theatre season specific merchandise. Shakespeare's Globe is a registered charity and all profits from sales go towards supporting our educational mission. Items can be bought at the onsite shop or online at www.shakespearesglobe.com/shop Swan at the Globe bar and restaurant is open all year round. For reservations please call 020 7928 9444. www.loveswan.co.uk The Shakespeare Globe Trust is a registered charity No.266916. Shakespeare’s Globe receives no public subsidy.

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