Category: Globe Theatre

Nancy Meckler’s production of King Lear brings the play’s humour…

Nancy Meckler’s production of King Lear brings the play’s humour and humanity to the fore in this production, as the notion of familial love is questioned and torn apart.

Now in the Globe Theatre until Saturday 14 October. 
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King Lear: Audience Reactions

King Lear, directed by Nancy Meckler, is now playing in the Globe Theatre until Saturday 14 October. Here’s what audiences have been saying about the production so far.

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Boudica: Rehearsal Photos Boudica is a brand new ancient…


Gina McKee (Boudica)


Joan Iyiola (Alonna)


Forbes Masson (Cunobeline)


Samuel Collings (Catus Deciamus)


Kate Handford (Silvia)


Owen Findlay (Ensemble)


Anna-Maria Nabirye (Andraste/Roman Woman) and Bethan Clark (Ensemble)


Clifford Samuel (Suetonius) and Jenny Fitzpatrick (Lucius)


Owen Findlay (Ensemble) and Abraham Popoola (Badvoc)


Natalie Simpson (Blodwynn) and Jenny Fitzpatrick (Lucius)

Boudica: Rehearsal Photos

Boudica is a brand new ancient history play by

Tristan Bernays

that tells the story of one of Britain’s most infamous women: a queen, a warrior and a rebel.

Directed by Eleanor Rhode, Boudica will play in the Globe Theatre from Friday 8 September – Sunday 1 October 2017.

(Image credits:

Helena Miscioscia)

 

shakespearesglobeblog: King Lear: In Photos King Lear is now…


Kevin R McNally (Lear) and Burt Caesar (Gloucester)


Loren O’Dair (Fool)


Kenton Thomas (Ensemble)


Anjana Vasan (Cordelia)


Kevin R McNally (Lear)


Sirine Saba (Regan)


Joshua James (Edgar)


Saskia Reeves (Kent)


The King Lear company in performance on the Globe stage.

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King Lear: In Photos

King Lear is now playing in the Globe Theatre until Saturday 14 October.  

Nancy Meckler brings to life the play’s tempestuous poetry with touches of humour and moments of heart-rending simplicity, as the notion of familial love is questioned and torn apart in this charismatic and powerful production.

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(Image credits: Marc Brenner)

Seeing this in October. Can’t wait!

King Lear: Rehearsal Photos King Lear’s tempestuous poetry is…


Burt Caesar (Gloucester)


Thomas Padden (Albany)


Saskia Reeves (Kent)


Emily Bruni (Goneril) and Sirine Saba (Regan)


Faz Singhateh (Cornwall)


Kevin McNally (Lear) and Loren O’Dair (Fool)


Buom Tihngang (France)


Christopher Nayak (Oswald) and Loren O’Dair (Fool)


Kenton Thomas (Ensemble), Joshua James (Edgar), Anjana Vasan (Cordelia) and Loren O’Dair (Fool)

King Lear: Rehearsal Photos

King Lear’s tempestuous poetry is shot through with touches of humour and moments of heart-rending simplicity, as the notion of familial love is questioned and torn apart. 

Directed by Nancy Meckler, King Lear will play in the Globe Theatre from Thursday 10 August – Saturday 14 October.  

(Image credits: Marc Brenner)

shakespearesglobeblog: Michelle Terry is The New Artistic…

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Michelle Terry is The New Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe

We are thrilled to announce that Michelle Terry will be Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe from April 2018.

An Olivier Award-winning actor and writer, Michelle is well-known to the Globe’s stage, having starred as Rosalind in As You Like It (2015), as Titania/Hippolyta in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2013) and as the Princess of France in Love’s Labour’s Lost (2007). She also directed Richard III, King
John
and As You Like It for The Complete Walk (2016), a series of short films created as part of the Globe’s celebration of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.

Michelle Terry says:
‘The work of Shakespeare is for me timeless, mythic, mysterious, vital, profoundly human and unapologetically theatrical. There are no other theatres more perfectly suited to house these plays than the pure and uniquely democratic spaces of The Globe and the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse. I am so proud and excited that I will be in the privileged position where I can offer artists the opportunity to come together to reclaim and rediscover not only Shakespeare, but the work of his contemporaries, alongside new work from our current writers. For us to then share those stories with an audience that demands an unparalleled honesty, clarity and bravery, is all a dream come true.’

Neil Constable, Chief Executive of Shakespeare’s Globe, says:
‘I am delighted to announce Michelle Terry as the Globe’s next Artistic Director. Audiences have loved her sparkling and intelligent performances on our stage over the years – now they will have the opportunity to see her fresh artistic vision come to life as she moves into a new phase of her impressive career. The Board and I congratulate her on her successful application, and very much look forward to working with her from April 2018.’ 

Michelle most recently starred as the eponymous king in Henry V at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, and as Grace in Katie Mitchell’s production of Cleansed for the National Theatre. Her other stage credits include Much Ado About Nothing, The Crucible and Love’s Labour’s Lost (Royal Shakespeare Company), All’s Well That Ends Well (National Theatre), Privacy (Donmar Warehouse) and In The Republic of Happiness (Royal Court). She won an Olivier Award for her performance in Tribes at the Royal Court in 2010 and she is an Associate Artist for the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Michelle also wrote and starred in the Sky One series The Café with Ralf Little; with Rob Hastie she created My Mark, the Donmar’s ten-year project to chart the political growth of the next voting generation; most recently she co-wrote and performed Becoming: part one with Rosalie Craig at The Donmar Warehouse. Michelle trained at RADA.

The panel formed to recruit the Artistic Director Designate comprised: Neil Constable, Louise Jury, Claire van Kampen, Philip Kirkpatrick, Jamie Parker, Emma Stenning and Jenny Topper.

Michelle Terry is The New Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s…

Michelle Terry is The New Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe

We are thrilled to announce that Michelle Terry will be Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe from April 2018.

An Olivier Award-winning actor and writer, Michelle is well-known to the Globe’s stage, having starred as Rosalind in As You Like It (2015), as Titania/Hippolyta in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2013) and as the Princess of France in Love’s Labour’s Lost (2007). She also directed Richard III, King
John
and As You Like It for The Complete Walk (2016), a series of short films created as part of the Globe’s celebration of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.

Michelle Terry says:
‘The work of Shakespeare is for me timeless, mythic, mysterious, vital, profoundly human and unapologetically theatrical. There are no other theatres more perfectly suited to house these plays than the pure and uniquely democratic spaces of The Globe and the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse. I am so proud and excited that I will be in the privileged position where I can offer artists the opportunity to come together to reclaim and rediscover not only Shakespeare, but the work of his contemporaries, alongside new work from our current writers. For us to then share those stories with an audience that demands an unparalleled honesty, clarity and bravery, is all a dream come true.’

Neil Constable, Chief Executive of Shakespeare’s Globe, says:
‘I am delighted to announce Michelle Terry as the Globe’s next Artistic Director. Audiences have loved her sparkling and intelligent performances on our stage over the years – now they will have the opportunity to see her fresh artistic vision come to life as she moves into a new phase of her impressive career. The Board and I congratulate her on her successful application, and very much look forward to working with her from April 2018.’ 

Michelle most recently starred as the eponymous king in Henry V at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, and as Grace in Katie Mitchell’s production of Cleansed for the National Theatre. Her other stage credits include Much Ado About Nothing, The Crucible and Love’s Labour’s Lost (Royal Shakespeare Company), All’s Well That Ends Well (National Theatre), Privacy (Donmar Warehouse) and In The Republic of Happiness (Royal Court). She won an Olivier Award for her performance in Tribes at the Royal Court in 2010 and she is an Associate Artist for the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Michelle also wrote and starred in the Sky One series The Café with Ralf Little; with Rob Hastie she created My Mark, the Donmar’s ten-year project to chart the political growth of the next voting generation; most recently she co-wrote and performed Becoming: part one with Rosalie Craig at The Donmar Warehouse. Michelle trained at RADA.

The panel formed to recruit the Artistic Director Designate comprised: Neil Constable, Louise Jury, Claire van Kampen, Philip Kirkpatrick, Jamie Parker, Emma Stenning and Jenny Topper.

Cast Announced For Read Not Dead: MucedorusThe cast have been…

Cast Announced For Read Not Dead: Mucedorus

The cast have been announced for our next Read Not Dead event this Sunday 16 July.

Joining us for the reading of Mucedorus are (left to right): Rhys Bevan; James Askill; Tim Frances; Mary Doherty; Sam Cox; Lucy-Rose Leonard; Edward Elgood; Emmanuel Kojo; Rowan Williams

This Sunday morning, these actors will be given the script. By the afternoon, they perform in front of a live audience.

These one-off performances are instinctive, adrenaline driven and inventive. Come and share in the excitement of reviving these forgotten plays that definitely deserve to be Read Not Dead.

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Summer of Love: King Lear Casting UpdateWe’re thrilled to…

Summer of Love: King Lear Casting Update

We’re thrilled to announce the full cast for Nancy Meckler’s upcoming production of King Lear. Joining Kevin McNally will be…

Emily Bruni (Goneril), Louisa Beadel (Ensemble/Musician), Burt Caesar (Gloucester), Ralph Davis (Edmund), Joshua James (Edgar), Kevin McNally (Lear), Christopher Nayak (Oswald), Loren O’Dair (Fool), Thomas Padden (Albany), Saskia Reeves (Kent), Sirine Saba (Regan), Faz Singhateh (Cornwall), Kenton Thomas (Ensemble), Buom Tihngang (France), and Anjana Vasan (Cordelia).

King Lear plays in the Globe Theatre 10 August – 14 October. Find out more and buy tickets.

‘It is my birth-day’ – Our 20th AnniversaryOn this day on 12…

‘It is my birth-day’ – Our 20th Anniversary

On this day on 12 June 1997, the Globe Theatre was officially opened with a performance of Triumphes and Mirth.

Her Majesty the Queen and Prince Philip were our Royal guests for the evening. They arrived by boat and entered Shakespeare’s Globe through the Bankside Gates, which were opened officially for the first time for them.

Photos from top: 

Triumphes and Mirth in the Globe Theatre 
Sir Michael Perry, Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip and guests in the Royal Box 
Richard Griffiths as the common man and Jane Lapotaire as Elizabeth I
Two Queens: Jane Lapotaire as Queen Elizabeth I and Queen Elizabeth II in the Royal Box

All photos © Richard Kalina