They have been at a great feast of languages,
and stol’n the scraps.
— Love’s Labour’s Lost Act V, scene 1
In its day, Bartholomew Fair was one of London’s biggest summer fairs. To launch our production of Bartholomew Fair and continue our summer-long journey celebrating all that is wild and wonderful about our ‘sceptred isle’, we are holding The Great Feast, a four-week festival of language, laughter and song.
On 24 August, the original date of the Bartholomew Fair, join us at Shakespeare’s Globe as The Great Feast begins with a jamboree day of tricks and tricksters, arts and crafts, food for the soul and for the belly, and fun for all the family.