Othello, Shakespeare & Race.Complementing our production of…

Othello, Shakespeare & Race.

Complementing our production of Othello, our new temporary exhibition, Othello, Shakespeare & Race, shows the influence that the multicultural world of 17th-century Venice has on the current production in the Globe Theatre and director Claire van Kampen’s approach to the play. We look back at our previous productions of Othello, with photographs and highlights from our wardrobe notebooks. We explore early-modern conceptions of race, the 1565 Italian source for the Othello story, its early performance history, beginning with Richard Burbage in the title role, and the ground-breaking performances by Ira Aldridge and Paul Robeson in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Othello, Shakespeare & Race is on display in the Globe Exhibition until 14 October. 

Exhibition photography by Pete Le May, Othello production photography by Simon Annand

Macbeth castRobert Hastie will direct Macbeth; a timely reminder…

Macbeth cast

Robert Hastie will direct Macbeth; a timely reminder of the destruction that can result from the quest for power, and an examination of the evil forces that can take root in the imagination of a tyrant.

The cast:

Catrin Aaron will play Lennox 
Philip Cumbus will play Banquo 
Marc Elliott will play Ross 
Joseph Marcell will play Duncan and Porter 
Anna-Maria Nabirye will play Macduff
Kirsty Rider will play Lady Macduff 
Philippine Velge will play Donalbain 
Kit Young will play Malcolm
Paul Ready will play Macbeth 
Michelle Terry will play Lady Macbeth 

Macbeth opens in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse on 7 November 2018.

Appointment of  Associate Artistic Director and Associate…

Appointment of  Associate Artistic Director and Associate Artists 

Artistic Director, Michelle Terry, welcomes a new core team of Globe Associates and Associate Artists to Shakespeare’s Globe.

‘I am so proud to announce my core team of Associate Artists who will help guide and deliver on the season, as well as support the development and continuing exploration of The Globe Ensemble. Most of the artists have worked with us in some capacity this season and I am so excited to welcome Sean Holmes to the Globe family.’  — Michelle Terry

Sean Holmes will join the Globe as Associate Artistic Director. Sean was the  Artistic Director and Joint Chief Executive of the Lyric Hammersmith for almost a decade. During his tenure, Sean directed productions including the Olivier Award-winning Blasted, the worldwide hit Ghost Stories, the ground-breaking Secret Theatre project. He introduced Pantomime to the Lyric, and, through its ground-breaking work with young people, ensured the Lyric was accessible, welcoming and inclusive. Sean also jointly oversaw the Lyric’s capital development project (2012-2015). 

Joining Sean as Globe Associates are: Athena Stevens, Brendan O’Hea, Federay Holmes, and Siân Williams as well as members of the Hamlet/As You Like It Ensemble, as Associate Artists: Catrin Aaron, Yarit D’Or, James Garnon, Colin Hurley, Bettrys Jones, Richard Katz, Jack Laskey, Deb Machin, Nadia Nadarajah, Mary O’Hanlon, Ellan Parry, Pearce Quigley, Shubham Saraf, Helen Schlesinger, Rob Walker, Elle While, and Tanika Yearwood.

Athena Stevens most recently wrote and starred in Schism (Finborough Theatre and Park Theatre), she is also a spokesperson for the Women’s Equality Party. 

Brendan O’Hea directed this year’s Voter’s Choice touring shows. A director, actor, and education practitioner, Brendan has previously performed in a number of productions at the Globe most recently in Cymbeline (2015). 

Federay Holmes co-directed this year’s Hamlet and As You Like It, and most recently Sonnet Sunday. She directed ‘Shakespeare in the Abbey’, a Globe co-production with Mark Rylance.

Siân Williams has choreographed at the Globe for nearly two decades, including productions such as The Knight of the Burning Pestle, The Tempest, Globe to Globe Hamlet, and Twelfth Night, Richard III (West End, Broadway). Siân founded The Kosh dance theatre company with Michael Merwitzer and has performed in all its productions.

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Village life for Jyoti is simple: the people w…

Village life for Jyoti is simple: the people work hard, sing and live off the earth. She would much rather devour a delicious meal than think about a suitable partner. But when the Inspector and his men arrive back in town, things quickly begin to sour. The Inspector’s reign of terror sees him commit unspeakable acts against the village with young Jyoti in his sights, pushing everyone to breaking point. Will she dare scorn his advances?

This new adaptation by April De Angelis of Lope de Vega’s Fuenteovejuna, is transported to contemporary India, and set against a backdrop of political unrest. Nadia Fall directs The Village which opens her inaugural season as Artistic Director of Stratford East.

Tickets available here: http://www.stratfordeast.com/whats-on/all-shows/the-village

Stretch, squat, lunge, kick, the girls are war…

Stretch, squat, lunge, kick, the girls are warming up, a pack of teenage warriors ready for battle and out to score some goals.

From their plot of astro turf in the heartland of middle America the girls gossip, joke and wrestle with the big and small questions of our times, whilst trying to remain unbeaten in their high school soccer league.

Sarah DeLappe’s award-winning debut play receives its European Premiere at Theatre Royal Stratford East in a new production directed by Ellen McDougall.

Get your tickets here: http://www.stratfordeast.com/whats-on/all-shows/the-wolves

Under the sea, out on the farm and into the ju…

Under the sea, out on the farm and into the jungle, these terrific tales are woven together with live music, puppetry and a whole host of colourful characters from Julia Donaldsonand Axel Scheffler’s best-loved titles: Tiddler, Monkey Puzzle, The Smartest Giant in Townand A Squash and a Squeeze. Funky moves, toe-tapping tunes and giggles are guaranteed!

Is Tiddler telling the truth?

Will Monkey find his Mummy?

Will George The Giant make lots of friends?

Can the old lady really squash and squeeze all those animals in?

This delightful production is brought to you by the team behind Stick Man Live, adapted from the bestselling books by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo.

Get your tickets here: https://www.atgtickets.com/shows/tiddler-and-other-terrific-tales/regent-theatre/

Get your tickets at https://www.ourfinesthourc…

Get your tickets at https://www.ourfinesthourconcert.co.uk/

Bohemian, outlandish, isolated: Illyria is a…

Bohemian, outlandish, isolated: Illyria is a land where everyone has lost something in a world reeling in the wake of war. Viola is washed ashore. In a bid to survive this mysterious ethereal land, she disguises herself as Cesario to serve the solitary Duke Orsino. What follows is a tale of mistaken identities, seduction and transformation, leading to a complex love triangle and the near destruction of all propriety!
The Watermill, renowned for its bold, progressive and collaborative approach to Shakespeare, re-imagines Twelfth Night in the hedonistic 1920s, where prohibition is rife. Fused with innovative staging and actor musicianship, the radical spirit of Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald collides with the contemporary influence of Postmodern Jukebox.
Following a hugely successful UK and international tour and fuelled by energetic jazz music, the ensemble reunite to create a dizzying and beautiful version of Shakespeare’s perfect play.
“A jazz club seems the perfect setting for Twelfth Night given the play’s obsession with music, love and excess. Featuring live music performed by our multi-talented company, the soundtrack will be 1920’s influenced with a modern twist.”  Paul Hart, Director