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the Lions part

the Lions part

Welcome to the home of the Lions part

the Lions part would like to congratulate our patron Sir Mark Rylance on his recent knighthood.

the Lions part is an eclectic company of like-minded professional performers who collaborate to create seasonal festivals, plays and theatre pieces that transform public and community spaces as well as traditional theatres with a fusion of stories, playtexts, music, customs and heritage.

the Lions part also gives artistic and administrative support to company members in other projects: from all kinds of performance to music composition, as well as design and costume creation using classical texts and living history as both an inspiration and a resource.

Annual Bankside Festivals

We would like to thank all those who attended our Festivals 12th Night and October Plenty in 2016 and 2017. For those who attend year on year we are proud to share this ritual with you all.

The Twelfth Night 2018 Celebrations will be held on Sunday 7 January 2018.

The 2017 October Plenty was on Sunday 22nd October.

Donations for our festivals

We are raising money now for our next festival 12th Night in the Borough Market in January 2018! Many of you sent questionnaires back to us after 12th Night and said that you would be willing to pay for our festivals if you could buy tickets. We do not sell tickets but you can donate. Click through to the Virgin Giving page here and make a donation. That way you will ensure a sustainable future for the Lions part. Just think of it as buying a ticket or buying a stake in the festival which will remain free at the point of contact.

Thank you!!

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About us

The Lions part was first formed by a group of professional actors who met doing First Folio work with the Original Shakespeare Company. The core members now include a musician and an academic, and several of the group produce and direct as well as perform. Our experience as individual actors spans every kind of theatre, including the major stages and companies. We love verse and music old and new, celebration, costume, the seasons - above all, theatre.