Muse of Fire, half term with the kids at Shakespeare’s Globe
FOUR hundred years after the original Globe burnt down, Shakespeare’s Globe will be presenting a special programme for families during the October half-term, following the story of Muse, the last spirit of Fire.
Muse of Fire is an immersive, story-based family theatre experience, directed and produced by Globe Education, and with a team of creatives including Matthew Blake from Punchdrunk, performer and sound artist Melanie Wilson, and Little Angel puppet theatre.
The production, launching as part of the Family Arts Festival, runs from October 28 to November 1, 2013, and is suitable for children aged 6 – 11 and any brave parents or guardians. Tickets are £10 and are available at www.shakespearesglobe.com/education or by phone on 0207 401 9919.
Deep beneath the streets of London, Muse lies waiting, hidden by the cooling waters of the Thames. Now is the time – will Fire take centre stage once more, or can it be stopped? This story-based treasure hunt invites families to explore Shakespeare’s Globe, engaging children and adults not only with Shakespeare’s stories but with the Globe building and its historical context in London.
Patrick Spottiswoode, Director Globe Education, says, “It is testament to the accessibility of Shakespeare’s words and stories that families are able to explore and enjoy them together. Globe Education is dedicated to the enjoyment and understanding of Shakespeare and our work with and for families is vital in the pursuit of this mission.”
Muse of Fire brings to a close Globe Education’s summer events programme.
Open all year round, the Globe Exhibition & Tour provides an opportunity for all ages, families and groups to learn more about Shakespeare, his London and the theatre for which he wrote. Live demonstrations take place throughout the day exploring stage-fighting, Elizabethan clothing, and printing on a traditional press. Each demonstration lasts around 30 minutes. For more information and booking visit www.shakespearesglobe.com/exhibition.