City Cruises launches sightseeing trips with a Shakespearean twist
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City Cruises is marking the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death by treating passengers on the Thames Circular cruise to spontaneous theatrical performances.
Throughout April, actors will entertain passengers with renditions of each and every one of the famous English playwright and poet’s plays.
The sightseeing cruises, departing from Bankside next to the Globe Theatre, will be filled with sonnets, sketches and scenes, including a montage of Shakespeare’s insults from a variety of plays including a Winter’s Tale and Much Ado About Nothing.
The performers will demonstrate how regularly we use Shakespearean language in our lives and re-enact the story of Hamlet in just five minutes, with audience participation encouraged.
The daily trips will transport guests to the Shakespearean stage, as actors wander the boat performing snippets from his most celebrated works.
Passengers can relive Romeo and Juliet, take part in The Tempest and mingle with Macbeth as the boat sails past London’s most famous landmarks, from Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, to Shakespeare’s Globe and St. Paul’s Cathedral.
The 50-minute Shakespeare cruise launches on the 26th March 2016 and will feature on five daily departures from Bankside Pier, at 11.15am, 12.15pm, 13.15pm, 14.55pm and 15.55pm.
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