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Read Not Dead on the Road

At Gray's Inn

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Rarely Played

Why not add a Rarely Played introduction to your ticket for just £5?

Learn more about The Unnatural Combat with our inspiring and engaging seminar introduction prior to our Read Not Dead performance.

Time: 12.00pm – 2.00pm
Venue: The Bingham room, Gray's Inn
Tickets: £5 


Tickets for Read Not Dead readings must be purchased separately.

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Sunday 29 October 2017, 3.00pm

Gray's Inn, 8 South Square, London, WC1R 5FT

Tickets£25 | £20 FoSG & Students
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The Unnatural Combat

By Philip Massinger (published 1639)

The Admiral of Marseilles, Malefort Senior, is on trial for mysterious reasons when his son, Malefort Junior, challenges him to a duel to settle the case. Malefort Senior kills his son, mutilates his body and is cleared of the charges against him. Meanwhile, Beaufort Junior, the son of the governor, is in love with Malefort Senior’s daughter, Theocrine. But he is not the only one: realising his own desires for his daughter, Malefort Senior asks his old friend Montreville to keep her away from him, to which Montreville readily agrees, desiring Theocrine for himself…

Globe Education is indebted to the Treasurer and Under Treasurer of Gray’s Inn for hosting Read Not Dead once again. Members of Gray’s Inn will join Globe actors to present the drama in the Hall.

Shakespeare’s patron, the Earl of Southampton, was a member of Gray’s Inn and the first recorded performance of The Comedy of Errors took place in Gray’s Inn Hall.


Getting to Grays Inn

The Inn’s main entrance for pedestrians and vehicles is a narrow archway located at the Chancery Lane end of High Holborn, immediately next to the he Cittie of Yorke pub. South Square is the first square you will encounter when arriving via the High Holborn entrance and you can find the main reception at the Treasury Office at 8 South Square. The porters at the main Porters’ Lodge, which is located a few metres inside the main entrance, will be happy to direct you upon arrival.

The Rarely Played Seminar will take place in the Bingham Room and the Read Not Dead reading will take place in Gray’s Inn Hall. All accessible from the above entrance.

Chancery Lane is the closest tube.