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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 2017 Celebrations were on Sunday 8 January 2017.

The 2017 October Plenty will be on Sunday 22nd October.

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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.