THE world renowned Globe Theatre of England will be visiting Solomon Islands for the first time in June this year.
The visit is being made possible by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism together with the British High Commission in Solomon Islands.
The group will be performing the famous playwright by William Shakespeare’s work, ‘the Hamlet’ at the National Museum, June 18.
Director of Culture and Tourism Deniss Marita said this is a historic visit and a unique opportunity for Solomon Islanders.
“For those interested to watch this historic visit, tickets were on sale at the National Museum Craft shop, $50 for adult and $20 for children,” he said.
“This completely unprecedented theatrical adventure will see Hamlet tour to every country in the world.”
William Shakespeare (26 April 1564– 23 April 1616) was an English poet, playwright, and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world’s pre-eminent dramatist.
He is often called England’s national poet and the “Bard of Avon”.
His extant works, including some collaborations, consist of about 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and a few other verses, of which the authorship of some is uncertain.
The Hamlet Globe to Globe tour opened at Shakespeare’s Globe in London on 23 April 2013, the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s Birth.
By CHARLEY PIRINGI