A Midsummer Night’s dream Afternoon Tea inspired by scenes from the play, guests will be able to enjoy a collection of sweet and savory delights, many of which can be traced back to the food and characters seen in the play itself.
Visitors to the exhibition can discover how shows were produced in the theatres of Shakespeare’s time, from writing and rehearsals to music, dance and performance. There are opportunities to learn about the traditional crafts and techniques used during the process of rebuilding the Globe; to find out how special effects were produced in Shakespeare’s time, to listen to recordings from some of the most memorable Shakespearean performances ever, or join the cast and add your own voice to a scene recorded by Globe actors; to create your own Shakespearean phrases in the word jungle; to watch a sword-fighting display and browse the costume collection, where you can learn about the extraordinary methods used in creating clothes 400 years ago.
A visit to the Exhibition includes a guided tour of the theatre where expert guide-storytellers provide fascinating half hour tours of the auditorium, taking visitors on a journey through time back to Elizabethan London as well as the reconstruction process of the 1980’s-90’s and how the wooden ‘o’ works today as an imaginative and experimental theatrical space.
An exhibition visit and theatre tour lasts about one and a half hours.
Before or after your visit why not indulge in Afternoon Tea served at Swan at the Globe? Enjoy the lovely view of the River Thames while savouring a very British & delicious tea. All ingredients are sourced from local farmers, foragers and markets.
MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM AFTERNOON TEA
Herb fed lemon chicken, pea flower
Smoked salmon, grape mustard & dill pancake
Wild mushroom, whipped truffle cheese tart
Duck egg mayonnaise, asparagus
Chocolate & Violet chouquettes
Lemon & rose cake
Strawberry delice, elderflower meringue
Hibiscus & apricot shot
Mulberry scones & plain scones served with clotted cream and Midsummer jam
Served with tea of your choice and a glass of prosecco