After taking pictures of the Shaun the Sheep and the iconic outside of The Globe Theatre, we approached the visitor entrance. Walking up to the desk to buy tickets we were told the next tour was soon.
Tickets printed, we made our way through the entrance area, which was filled with information about the theatre, Shakespeare’s plays and artefacts such as costumes from the performances. Walking down the stairs, where we were instructed to wait for the tour, we stood and watched people choreographing a sword fighting for a play.
A bell was rung and we were called for the tour. Herded into a small area to the side, we were given a short introduction (including the rules of course), and were then taken into a restricted area to begin our tour.
Entering The Globe we sat on the long wooden benches to listen to the guide’s information on the theatre’s history including; the site of the original Globe and how the previous Globes were destroyed (think canon in an enclosed area and fire!). We were also given information about Shakespeare’s plays and how they were originally performed. Clearly a keen fan of Shakespeare’s work the guide was knowledgeable and could quote large passages of script.