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Shakespeare's Bankside

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A guided walk with John Constable exploring the secret history of Bankside, south of the river, which for centuries lay outside the law of The City.

Here Shakespearean theatre was born in Southwark's red light district, where brothels or 'stews' were licensed by the church.

The walk is led by local writer and performer John Constable and features in his book Secret Bankside - Walks In The Outlaw Borough.

A new production of The Southwark Mysteries, Constable's contemporary mystery play inspired by the history of this area, is planned for 2010.

Walk lasts approx 90 mins.

  • Meet 10.45am for 11am departure
  • £7 (conc £5)

St George the Martyr
Borough High Street, London, SE1 1JD
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Saturday 6 June 2009
Shakespeare's Bankside
Led by John Constable

This event is in the past. This is an archive page for reference.
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