See Shakespeare in a new light at Shakespeare Son et Lumière

City of London

Celebrate Shakespeare400 with fantastic modern interpretations in sound, light and performance, the likes of which you’ll not witness again.

Guildhall Library and the Guildhall School of Music & Drama are hosting a spectacular light and sound production to celebrate the City’s connection to Shakespeare, on the 400th anniversary of his death. The historic façade of Guildhall will be brought to life with 3D projection mapping technology and a special music composition by the Guildhall School of Music & Drama.

Visitors can complete their evening with a visit to Guildhall Art Gallery and the City of London Heritage Gallery (both open until 9pm) where they can enjoy a rare opportunity to view Shakespeare’s signature on his mortgage deed alongside Guildhall Library’s copy of the First Folio - considered one of the five best in the world.

Also on display will be Visscher’s 1616 engraving, one of the few visual records of the pre-Great Fire City - created the same year of Shakespeare’s death - alongside the original print will be artist Robin Reynolds’ newly unveiled version of modern London, arranged to fit the Visscher landscape.

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