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King of Ghosts – Globe Music’s Latest RecordingMusician Soumik…

King of Ghosts – Globe Music’s Latest Recording

Musician Soumik Datta’s original score will be released on Globe Music.

In the new recording, the composer and sarod player performs his reimagined score to the 1968 Satyajit Ray film, King of Ghosts, with the City of London Sinfonia, featuring percussionist Cormac Byrne and conducted by Bill Barclay.

Audiences have marvelled at the explosive film score which was played by orchestras all over the world in 2017 and finally arrived in the candlelit Sam Wanamaker Playhouse in June with two evenings of live music that formed part of our Festival of Independence. 

The performances were later recorded in the same space, in high-quality studio conditions, recapturing the intimacy and vibrancy of the original performances.

On Friday 17 November, King of Ghosts will be available exclusively through The Globe. You’ll be able to download via GlobePlayer or purchase the physical CD from our shop.

From Friday 5 January, King of Ghosts will also be available to buy and download via other outlets.

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Photography: Pete Le May

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Meet the Romantics Anonymous Assistant Director, Laura KeefeI’m…

Meet the Romantics Anonymous Assistant Director, Laura Keefe

I’m Laura – I am the Assistant Director on Romantics Anonymous which is currently playing in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse. I thought I’d tell you a little bit about what I do!

My job is to assist Director Emma Rice and look after the show when it’s up and running. Within the company we have two actors who will understudy all the parts and cover if anyone goes off sick. Part of my role is rehearsing the understudies and making sure they are ready should they need to go on. Once we’re open, I watch the show on a regular basis and give notes to the actors.

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As well as this, one of my main responsibilities on the show has been updating the script as we go along and keeping all creatives up-to-date with any changes made. 

The Globe put a fancy writing program on my laptop so I would be able to edit the script as we went along. It is crucial that everyone in the room is working with the same page numbers so that everyone is quite literally ‘on the same page’. 

This is also vital for the Deputy Stage Manager (DSM) who is in charge of ‘the book’. The book is a marked up script of the show with all sound and lighting cues on it, and details all the actors’ moves on stage including entrances and exits.

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When working on a new musical, A LOT of script changes happen. This is partly due to the number of writers and collaborators on the show. 

This piece is adapted from an original screenplay by Jean-Pierre Améris and Philippe Blasband by Emma Rice with lyrics by Chris Dimond. 

Throw into the mix a bunch of amazing actors with plenty of insight and interesting ideas, and that’s a lot of room to change!

If you want to come and see our show, you have until 6 January to catch it.

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Photography: Steve Tanner

Irish chart-toppers The Script have just announced a HUGE set of…

Irish chart-toppers The Script have just announced a HUGE set of live tour dates all around the UK and they’ll be bringing their latest album ‘Freedom Child’ to an arena near you very soon.

This album is the first project since The Script’s 2014’s ‘No Sound Without Silence’ and so fans can be sure to expect a live show packed with not only the band’s most recent hit songs but all the classics from across the last ten years.

Click here for tickets: www.gigsandtours.com

Queens Of The Stone Age have added a massive show at London’s…

Queens Of The Stone Age have added a massive show at London’s SSE Arena Wembley to their upcoming UK tour.

Due to phenomenal demand and in support of their long-awaited new album ‘Villains‘, the band will now open their UK tour at The SSE Arena Wembley on Saturday, November 18, before returning to the capital to play The O2 Arena on Tuesday, November 21.

Tickets are available here: www.livenation.co.uk/queens-of-the-stone-age

The Killers have announced plans for a huge UK tour later this…

The Killers have announced plans for a huge UK tour later this year.

The Las Vegas band will hit the road for 12 shows in November, including stops at Manchester Arena before culminating in two shows at London’s O2 Arena on November 27 and 28.

The tour will follow the release of the band’s upcoming fifth album, ‘Wonderful Wonderful’.

However, due to phenomenal demand after tickets went on sale this morning, the band have added a new show at Birmingham Genting Arena on November 7.

Click here for tickets: www.livenation.co.uk/the-killers

Emma Rice explains why ‘Take Care of Business’ by…

Emma Rice explains why ‘Take Care of Business’ by Nina Simone resonates with her as part of our ‘Waxing Lyrical’ event . 

She will be joined by David Jubb on Thursday 29 June, while Nicholas Hytner & Ellen McDougall will be speaking on Friday 30 June about their life, their work, their influences and music which resonates with them. Find out more and book tickets: po.st/WaxingLyrical201

Last night, while audiences were enjoying Tristan and Yseult…

Last night, while audiences were enjoying Tristan and Yseult outside in the Globe Theatre, we hosted an intimate concert of Indian film and music inside the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse as part of our Festival of Independence.

Talvin Singh OBE and Soumik Datta started the evening off with some breathtaking compositions on sarod and tabla. In the second half, Soumik was joined on stage by a string sextet from City of London Sinfonia and Cormac Byrne on percussion, to underscore Satyajit Ray’s cult film Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne. This original film score ‘King of Ghosts’ was played in perfect timing with the film to create beautiful witty moments and enhance the action.

Catch the final concert tonight at 8pm: po.st/KingOfGhosts2017

We caught up with our Artistic Director, Emma Rice to talk about…

We caught up with our Artistic Director, Emma Rice to talk about one of her chosen pieces of music- ‘To Do With You’, Jake Thackray- for our ‘Waxing Lyrical’ event . She will be joined by David Jubb on Thursday 29 June, while Nicholas Hytner & Ellen McDougall will be speaking on Friday 30 June about their life, their work, their influences and music which resonates with them. Find out more and book tickets: po.st/WaxingLyrical2017

The newly-announced ‘Humanz’ live dates will see…

The newly-announced ‘Humanz’ live dates will see Damon Albarn and his band hit the road later this year

Gorillaz have announced a new UK tour for 2017.

The cartoon crew will play shows in Brighton, Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham and London following a run of dates across Europe this autumn starting November 1. Murdoc, Noodle, Russel and 2D will be joined on stage by the Gorillaz live band, including Damon Albarn, as well as selected performers from the band’s roll call of guest artists.

The Damon Albarn-led band released their fifth studio album, ‘Humanz’, last Friday (April 28). The new Gorillaz album features collaborations with the likes of Vince Staples, Benjamin Clementine and Mavis Staples.

You’re not going to want to miss this. Tickets are on sale now!

www.axs.com/uk/gorillaz

Erasure, those fine purveyors of perfect synth pop, are about to…

Erasure, those fine purveyors of perfect synth pop, are about to get their fans and beyond into a spin with news of two major tours and a brand new remix of ‘Love You To the Sky’, helmed by none other than Vince Clarke himself.

The duo, whose 17th studio album, World Be Gone, crashed the Top 10 of the UK albums charts with a peak of Number Six and also hit the Number Three position of the Billboard Top Dance/Electronic albums in the US, will head out on a headline tour of the UK in February 2018.

Their sojourn kicks off in Dundee on 2 February, before playing a further 16 dates around the UK ahead of winding up at the Hammersmith Eventim Apollo. 

Tickets are onsale now!

Click here for tickets: myticket.co.uk/erasure