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The Complete Walk


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The Complete Walk Map

Dates & Times

London, England
Saturday 23 April, 10.00am – 10.00pm
Sunday 24 April, 10.00am – 8.00pm

Liverpool, England
Saturday 23 & 24 April
Screenings will be shown in venues throughout the city centre in association with Culture Liverpool. View details.

Madrid, Spain
Friday 22 – Thursday 28 April
Biblioteca Nacional de España, Casa Encendida, Centro Cultural Conde Duque, Caixa Forum Madrid, Círculo de Bellas Artes, Teatros del Canal, Teatro de la Abadía, British Council Madrid (La Noche de los Libros – Nights of Books)

Barcelona, Spain
Friday 22 – Thursday 28 April
Institut del Teatre, Caixa Forum Barcelona, Teatre Lliure, CCCB, Biblioteca San Gervasi, Biblioteca Benguerell (San Jordi)

Gdańsk, Poland
Saturday 23 April, 9.00am – 9.00pm
Gdańsk Shakespeare TheatreView details.

Alexandria, Egypt
Saturday 23 – Wednesday 27 April, 10.00am – 10.00pm
Bibliotheca AlexandriaView details.

Pamplona, Spain
Friday 22 July – Friday 5 August

Palacio de Olite  (festival de Teatro Clásico de Olite) 

Malaga, Spain
Dates to be confirmed 

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Saturday 23 April, 10am – 10pm | Sunday 24 April, 10am – 8pm 2016

2.5 mile route from Westminster Bridge to Tower Bridge

Free Event
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Please note: the London Marathon also takes place on Sunday 24 April. For more information on the route visit the London Marathon website >>

Public Transport may also be affected. Check for disruptions and plan your journey >>


Cast includes:

Nikki Amuka-Bird
Gemma Arterton
Zawe Ashton
Hayley Atwell

Simon Russell Beale
Eve Best
Jessie Buckley

Tom Burke
David Burke
David Calder

Peter Capaldi
David Caves
Paul Chahidi
Kenneth Cranham
Marty Cruickshank
Philip Cumbus
David Dawson
Phil Davis
Bryan Dick
Omid Djalili
Lindsay Duncan
Ray Fearon
Susannah Fielding
Mel Giedroyc
Aidan Gillen
Boothby Graffoe
Trystan Gravelle
David Harewood
Kevin Harvey
John Heffernan
Clare Higgins
Douglas Hodge
Alex Jennings
Toby Jones
Will Keen
Tamara Lawrance
John Light
Joel MacCormack
Sarah MacRae
Joseph Marcell
Neil Maskell
Eleanor Matsuura
Joshua McGuire
Pauline McLynn
Ben Miles
Dean Nolan

James Norton
Jamie Parker
Katherine Parkinson
Nikesh Patel
Jonathan Pryce
Phoebe Pryce
Prasanna Puwanarajah
Ekow Quartey
Paul Ready
Sheila Reid
Olivia Ross
Dominic Rowan
Danny Sapani
Joanna Scanlan
Katy Stephens
Tom Stuart
Meera Syal
Matthew Tennyson
Michelle Terry
Luke Thompson
Alex Waldmann

Dominic West
Samuel West

Olivia Williams
Ruth Wilson
Angus Wright
Ashley Zhangazha 

Music by 
Bjarte Eike and Barokksolistene


A free, interactive celebration of Shakespeare's plays

Download The Complete Walk Map to plan your route (PDF version)

Download The Complete Walk Credits & Synopses (PDF version)

Over the spring weekend of 23 – 24 April 2016, the banks of the Thames will come alive with an extraordinary celebration as Shakespeare’s Globe invites the world to join The Complete Walk.

37 specially-made 10 minute films will be screened along the iconic 2.5 mile stretch between Westminster Bridge and Tower Bridge.

Each film explores one of Shakespeare’s plays and includes scenes shot in the locations Shakespeare imagined when he wrote them. Picture Cleopatra in front of the Pyramids, Shylock in Venice’s former Jewish Ghetto, Hamlet on the rocks of Elsinore and much more.

These scenes will be combined with extracts from the BFI’s Silent Shakespeare series and our Globe On Screen filmed stage productions. Featuring a host of the world’s greatest actors, The Complete Walk is an accessible, interactive way to celebrate Shakespeare’s life, work and legacy, exactly 400 years on from his death.

The films will play continuously throughout the weekend enabling you to join us for the entire route or to dip in and out of your favourite plays as you stroll along the river.

A print copy of The Complete Walk map will also be available from Shakespeare's Globe over the weekend of 23 – 24 April.



The Complete Walk Trailer

Kenneth Cranham as King Lear.


Extracts from Richard II & Timon of Athens

James Norton as Richard II & Dominic Rowan as Henry Bolingbroke.
Simon Russell Beale as Timon of Athens.