Win a pair of free tickets to see The Lightning Child at The Globe

Sep 2, 2013

Che Walker and Arthur Darvill have teamed up again to create the Globe's first ever musical - and we have 200 pairs of tickets to giveaway

The Big Issue has teamed up with Shakespeare’s Globe to offer our readers 200 pairs of free tickets to see The Lightning Child, the riotous musical remix of The Bacchae from Che Walker, pictured left, and Arthur Darvill.

The first musical to be staged at London’s iconic Globe theatre, it’s an anarchic and psychedelic Dionysian gallop through history, sex, funk, gender schism, politics, repression, addiction, envy, tragedy and more sex. Please note: there will be filthy language and strong content. See our gallery of pictures from the production.

In this week’s magazine, on sale now, Darvill and Walker explain how they have trasnformed the ancient Greek fable into a story that reflects our modern urban world – and they admit it wasn’t an easy job!

We have 200 pairs of tickets to see The Lightning Child, worth £39 each, to give away for these dates:

Saturday, September 14 (7.30pm)
Sunday 15 (6.30pm)
Tuesday 17 (7.30pm)
Friday 20 (7.30pm)
Sunday 22 (6.30pm).

To enter, email and in the subject line put GLOBE plus the date you want to go. For example: GLOBE 14 or GLOBE 22. 

Note: you MUST add the date you want to go in your subject line! In the body of your email also give us your full name. Closing date is noon, Monday, September 9.

Winners will be picked at random, and will be notified by email on Monday, September 9. Alternatives will not be offered. Winners will each receive an individual code, which they must present at the Box Office on their specified date to collect their tickets. 


The Big Issue and Shakespeare’s Globe are offering 200 pairs of free tickets to see The Lightning Child. The tickets will be allocated as follows: Saturday, September 14 – 20 pairs. Sun 15, Tue 17, Fri 20 and Sun 22 – 45 pairs each.

Entrants MUST specify on the subject line of their email which date they want to go. Alternatives will not be offered, tickets are not transferrable and no cash alternative will be offered. 

CLOSING DATE: noon on Monday, September 9. Winners will be picked from all assembled entries at random.

Each successful entrant will be notified by email on September 9 and given an individual code. They will have to quote this code at the Box Office on their specified date to claim their pair of tickets. 

Please note: this production contains filthy language and strong scenes.

No travel or accommodation is provided, each winner must make their own arrangements. The performances will take place at Shakespeare’s Globe, 21 New Globe Walk, London, SE1 9DT. Tel: 0207 902 1400.

The editor’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

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