The true beginning of our end: Summer 2018 memories.
The end of summer is always bittersweet, but we are lucky that when the summer season closes on 14 October our shows will take place in the cosy, candlelit Sam Wanamaker Playhouse.
But, it’s not over yet!
We were watching the Midnight Matinee of Othello and it was like we were transported to a different time and place altogether. Even though both of us have seen the production before, this time it all just fell into place like a puzzle. And then at the end my friend turned to me and said that she saw a falling star just above us as soon as the second half started. She said she’d never seen anything more magical here – and she’s been coming to the Globe for years!
Nina, from our Research Team, and friend
My first season and many memories. The Globe visitors never cease to amaze and delight, but I must admit the interaction with our youngest visitors for Telling Tales was a highlight.
Krystyna, one of our volunteer stewards
My favourite memories of the season are of James Garnon’s improv skills. When England were playing in the World Cup, during Hamlet, a groundling was watching something on his phone so James Garnon [as Claudius] took it and proceeded to watch it himself. When Polonius asked “England game?” he shushed him and then announced to the audience “2:1!”
Sarah, one of our volunteer stewards
I adored the jig for Emilia and the huge audience reaction for that production. And the Refugee Week events and Sonnet Sunday were big highlights! Loved seeing all the work spread across the spaces and having local community groups involved was just brilliant.
Jo, General Manager
Seeing our volunteer stewards kitted our in their gorgeous new, handmade aprons, designed with their input and hand sewn by Ellie Piercy – Globe actress and talented designer. On inside of each apron pocket is a piece of costume from the Globe’s costume archive so each steward wears a piece of Globe history!
Rosie, Volunteer Manager
The resounding ‘YES!!’ which roared around me (and surprisingly came out of my own throat!) whilst I was a Groundling watching Emilia.
A member of the Visitor Experience team
Though there are no shows on the Globe stage from October – April you can take a tour of the building all year round.
Photography, from top:
Globe theatre and Stewards photographed by Clive Sherlock
Othello photographed by Simon Annand
The Winter’s Tale photographed by Marc Brenner
Hamlet photographed by Tristram Kenton
Nanjing photographed by Pete Le May
Emilia photographed by Helen Murray