Oldham & District

The Elizabethan Experience @ The Globe


14 members participated in this visit.. We travelled by train to London. The journey passed in no time, All agreed the best way to travel to London. On arrival at Euston we made life easy for ourselves and used taxis to travel to The Globe Theatre.

The first part of the tour was to the Globe exhibition. We all would have liked more time here as there was a lot of interesting information.

Next came the Elizabethan dressing demonstration. I turned out to be the ' willing member of the group'' ( questionable?)
who was dressed as Ophelia. Glad I didn't live in Elizabethan times. I think everyone enjoyed learning about the intricacies of dressing and the significance of clothing in Elizabethan society.

After this it was outside for a guided walking tour to visit the archaeological site of the Rose Playhouse, Bankside's first purpose built theatre in 1587. Along the way we were introduced to other historical landmarks.

Next back to The Globe theatre. The 3rd Globe which was the vision of Sam Wanamaker .
We had a fascinating tour of this auditorium and our knowledgeable guide entertained us with anecdotes of the earlier Globe theatres..

All this was followed by an appetising cream tea at the Swan Bar which offers views across the River Thames to St Paul's.

Taxis back to Euston and here we had leisure time before our train home to Manchester.
Long, tiring day but lots of memories to make it a successful visit.