October 29, 2012, 12:48 pm -- /EPR NETWORK/ -- London's West End welcomes one of its favourite actors, Mark Rylance, to not one but two of its major Shakespeare productions this autumn season, as the much-loved actor brings two Globe transfers to central London.
As part of the Globe's ĎThe Play's The Thing' season, Rylance will be switching between Shakespearean cross-dressing comedy, in which he will play the lady Olivia in Twelfth Night, and villainous history, playing the eponymous Richard III.
For theatre-goers who did not catch the performance during the summer months, this presents a great chance to see some of mainstream theatre's most popular practitioners doing their thing. It might not come cheap Ė tickets start at £32 Ė but LondonTown.com is hoping to sweeten the deal for visitors with some cheap hotels in London on its books.
The website - which specializes in locating discounts and deals on hotels around London, building relationships which allow customers to talk direct to the hotels and pay on departure - has a range of properties within walking distance of the theatre.
Studios 2 Let Serviced Apartments London have a 3-star apartment space in plush, literary Bloomsbury for a discounted sale price of £94 per night for a studio room on the last weekend of November; this is just under 20 minutes' walk from the theatre. It's also a saving of nearly 50% of the full price.
The same weekend sees hotel options too: The Rathbone Hotel London, 10 minutes' walk from the theatre, has double rooms in its 4-star property for £138, a 55% discount Ė and one way of making a big splash in the city.