The Complete Walk
37 PLAYS | 37 FILMS | 37 SCREENS
Saturday 23 April, 10am – 10pm | Sunday 24 April, 10am – 8pm 2016
2.5 mile route from Westminster Bridge to Tower Bridge
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 >>
Simon Russell Beale
Bjarte Eike and Barokksolistene
A free, interactive celebration of Shakespeare's plays
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.
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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.