As the Bard was recently voted as one of the top symbols defining Britishness, it’s surely no surprise that there are big plans in the works to celebrate William Shakespeare’s 450th birthday on April 23rd. Get your party hats (or would that be ruffs?) in order in advance at Shakespeare’s Birthday celebrations at the Globe Theatre in London. This free family open day will showcase traditional birthday fun like cake decorating, balloon animals, “Pin the Ruff on the Bard” (What, you don’t play that at your birthday party?), Punch and Judy shows and free entry to the biggest exhibition about Shakespeare’s London (usual adult ticket is £13.50). The celebration will take place from noon – 5.00pm with the last admission 4.30pm.
Yep, some really are born great. So get thee to Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London on Monday, April 21st to join in the celebration for Shakespeare’s Birthday!