Why The Globe Is The Best Theatre In The World

13 Aug
Shakespeare's Globe, London (rebuilt 1997)

Shakespeare’s Globe, London (rebuilt 1997) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

We interrupt our scheduled post to bring you this breaking news:

The Globe rocks.

Before we went to London, the Hub phoned the Globe on the QT and asked them, as it was my fiftieth birthday treat, if they would arrange for the cast to sign my pre-paid-for Macbeth programme.

The Globe said it would see what it could do.

I used my voucher to collect my programme in the shop instead of the box office, not knowing about the Hub’s request.

The Hub asked me about my programme when I got home: cue sadness all round when the plot was discovered to have gone awry.

The Globe, being the Best Theatre In The World, wasn’t having that and, without a word from us, popped the programme in the post.  It arrived this morning.

The Globe really does rock.  And so does the Hub.

Click on the photos to see close ups.

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22 Responses to “Why The Globe Is The Best Theatre In The World”

  1. Sara August 13, 2013 at 13:20 #

    WOW! Kudos to the Globe and also to Hubs! 😉
    And a belated happy birthday too! 😀 Glad you had a blast!!

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    • The Laughing Housewife August 13, 2013 at 13:21 #

      Thanks! Aren’t they great?

      But it’s not belated – it’s at the end of September. This was an early birthday treat 🙂

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      • Sara August 13, 2013 at 13:31 #

        ah doh! I wish I could read properly LOL
        Funny though, my birthday is also in September (first week) and I had a semi-surprise present last week. I just realised the coincidence 🙂

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  2. lanceleuven August 13, 2013 at 13:42 #

    That’s fantastic! Fair play to them. (They’re clearly not southerners then ;-))

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  3. Al August 13, 2013 at 13:59 #

    This was awesome for them to do. And the Hub gets multitudinous atta-boys for this thoughtful idea. If he’s anything like me, he will need them all in the future.

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  4. sharechair August 13, 2013 at 14:10 #

    How wonderful! Thoughtful of your Hub …. and so kind of the Globe. A special birthday treat.

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  5. benzeknees August 13, 2013 at 15:13 #

    What a lovely gesture & so glad they followed through! And what can I say about Hubs? So thoughtful, all the little gestures to make your trip so special! Awwwwww . . .

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  6. laurieanichols August 13, 2013 at 15:39 #

    How absolutely wonderful. 🙂

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  7. Janet Williams August 13, 2013 at 16:59 #

    These poorly paid actors and actresses now have another job to do – signatures for birthday requests. It’s just so not fair on them.

    Now you’ve set the trend……

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  8. sarsm August 13, 2013 at 21:25 #

    Aw that’s so nice. I have a wee tear in my eye now… 🙂

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  9. colonialist August 13, 2013 at 21:59 #

    Super!
    “Things won are done
    joy’s soul lies in the doing.”

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  10. Elaine - I used to be indecisive August 14, 2013 at 07:59 #

    What a lovely thought of the Hub’s, and what kind people there are at the Globe. Wonderful.

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  11. bluebee August 14, 2013 at 13:28 #

    Yaay! Thoughtful people.

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  12. SchmidleysScribbling August 14, 2013 at 16:49 #

    Wonderful. And how wonderful Spud could see Macbeth up close. Dianne

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  13. Grannymar August 14, 2013 at 17:36 #

    I am playing catch-up and read all your posts in one go. That sounded like a wonderful 50th Birthday treat. Well done Hub. Glad it all went so well.

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  14. Three Well Beings August 16, 2013 at 05:02 #

    What a wonderful birthday experience and this must have been the cherry on top! 🙂

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  15. Perfecting Motherhood September 8, 2013 at 00:42 #

    What a great experience. We have an Old Globe theater in San Diego too. It’s probably a lot smaller than yours.
    http://www.performingartsarchive.com/Theatres/Theatres-O/Old-Globe-Theatre_San-Diego/Old-Globe-Theatre_San-Diego.htm

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    • The Laughing Housewife September 8, 2013 at 07:36 #

      Oh wow! That’s amazing!

      It looks just as big. Have you ever been?

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      • Perfecting Motherhood September 9, 2013 at 00:02 #

        I went there once. They have Shakespeare plays mostly in the summer, I think. It’s outdoors so it works well in San Diego. The also have an indoor theater next to it for the “cold” and wet months.

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