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      Globe Advent         11

In Elizabethan times, it was common for theatre performances to take place in people’s homes, so we’re revisiting that tradition as part of our Globe Advent calendar.

We’re thrilled to give you the opportunity to win your very own personal interactive Telling Tales storytelling session – perfect for the whole family!

Our expert and magical storyteller will perform a story of your choosing from one of Shakespeare’s most-loved tales: The Winter’s Tale, Twelfth Night, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, The Tempest and Henry V. What’s more, to make it a proper seasonal celebration, you’ll be able to invite your neighbours, school friends or grandparents to join in the fun, as we can accommodate up to five other households digitally too! So, how do you enter? Simply answer the question correctly below…

This competition has now closed.


The all important Terms and Conditions…

  • There is one prize of a household ticket for a single Telling Tales storytelling session to be won
  • One household = one device, and we’ll be able to accommodate the winner and up to five additional households (devices) of their choosing to take part
  • Storytelling sessions will be available between 19 – 23 December 2020 and 2 – 10 January 2021, subject to availability, and a session will need to be confirmed by Thursday 17 December, 6.00pm (GMT)
  • The winner will be picked at random from the list of correct entries and will be contacted via email no later than Tuesday 15 December, 6.00pm (GMT)
  • Entry is open worldwide to entrants aged 18 and over, except for those not eligible to take part: employees or contractors of the promoters or immediate family members of employees or contractors of the promoters
  • There will be no charge for entering the competition
  • Only entries submitted before the closing date on Friday 11 December 2020, 11.59pm (GMT) will be entered into the competition
  • No responsibility can be accepted by Shakespeare’s Globe for entries that are not received for any reason and incorrectly completed entries will be disqualified
  • All entries received after the closing date will automatically be disqualified




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Why did Shakespeare write his plays in ink?

Because he couldn’t decide which pencil to use; 2B or not 2B.



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