Category: Rehearsal

Love’s Labour’s Lost in rehearsal.Eight actors create the world…

Love’s Labour’s Lost in rehearsal.

Eight actors create the world of Love’s Labour’s Lost in a style inspired by a Victorian children’s pop-up book. Originally written for the indoor Blackfriars Theatre, it is perfectly at home in the candlelit Sam Wanamaker Playhouse.

Love’s Labour’s Lost opens 23 August 2018.

Photography by Marc Brenner

Emilia rehearsal pictures. Commissioned specifically for…

Emilia rehearsal pictures. 

Commissioned specifically for Shakespeare’s Globe, and with an all-female cast, this world premiere will reveal the life of Emilia: poet, mother and feminist. Find out more about her. 

Photography: Helen Murray 

Othello in rehearsal.Claire van Kampen directs Shakespeare’s …

Othello in rehearsal.

Claire van Kampen directs Shakespeare’s

all too human story

tale of jealousy and betrayal. The wasteland of death may be both Iago’s goal and his harvest, but the stage belongs to Othello, a man who loved perhaps unwisely and too well.

Othello opens 20 July 2018.

Photography by Simon Annand

The Winter’s Tale in rehearsal. In a fit of groundless jealousy,…

The Winter’s Tale in rehearsal. 

In a fit of groundless jealousy, Leontes wrecks his marriage, defies the gods, destroys his family and ruins himself. As the years roll around, a new generation flee their own country and take refuge in Sicilia. Unknowingly they bring with them the key to the past, present and future… 

Directed by Blanche McIntyre (the Comedy of Errors, 2014; As You Like It, 2015) 

Opens 22 June with a Midnight Matinee on Friday 13 July. Find out more.

Photography: Marc Brenner 

The Winter’s Tale in rehearsal. Blanche McIntyre directs…

The Winter’s Tale in rehearsal.

Blanche McIntyre directs Shakespeare’s great play of the irrational and inexplicable.

In a fit of groundless jealousy, Leontes wrecks his marriage, defies the gods, destroys his family and ruins himself. As the years roll around, a new generation flee their own country and take refuge in Sicilia. Unknowingly they bring with them the key to the past, present and future…

The Winter’s Tale opens Friday 22 June.

Photography by Marc Brenner

The Winter’s Tale in rehearsal. Blanche McIntyre directs…

The Winter’s Tale in rehearsal.

Blanche McIntyre directs Shakespeare’s great play of the irrational and inexplicable.

In a fit of groundless jealousy, Leontes wrecks his marriage, defies the gods, destroys his family and ruins himself. As the years roll around, a new generation flee their own country and take refuge in Sicilia. Unknowingly they bring with them the key to the past, present and future…

The Winter’s Tale opens Friday 22 June.

Photography by Marc Brenner

The Two Noble Kinsmen: In Rehearsal The cast of The Two Noble…

The Two Noble Kinsmen: In Rehearsal

The cast of The Two Noble Kinsmen has been working hard to bring you an unforgettable production full of colour and music. Exploring the complicated nature of love and friendship, this play channels the joyous spirit of ‘Merrie England’. With music by acclaimed folk musician Eliza Carthy, it’s a summer romp that’s not to be missed. Don’t forget your dancing clogs! 

Opening Friday 25 May 2018

The Two Noble Kinsmen: In Rehearsal The cast of The Two Noble…

The Two Noble Kinsmen: In Rehearsal

The cast of The Two Noble Kinsmen has been working hard to bring you an unforgettable production full of colour and music. Exploring the complicated nature of love and friendship, this play channels the joyous spirit of ‘Merrie England’. With music by acclaimed folk musician Eliza Carthy, it’s a summer romp that’s not to be missed. Don’t forget your dancing clogs! 

Opening Friday 25 May 2018

Photography by Nobby Clark

The 2018 #GlobeEnsemble: Welcome to Our Test TubeWe are the 2018…

The 2018 #GlobeEnsemble: Welcome to Our Test Tube

We are the 2018 #GlobeEnsemble (currently rehearsing Hamlet and As You Like It) and we’re getting into the swing of things. Unlike many other previous Shakespeare’s Globe companies, our group really have been starting from the very beginning.

When we first got together, ‘starting from scratch’ was a key part of our collective brief. All production choices made so far and to be made in the coming weeks will spring from what happens in our rehearsal room.

In the usual theatre-making process, for Shakespeare’s Globe and many other companies, more often than not these decisions are made months before rehearsals start, often months before the production is even cast. For our #GlobeEnsemble, this process really did begin as a completely blank canvas.

The rehearsal room belongs to all of us equally (the designer, the composer, the choreographer, the actors and the directors) in its entirety – it is a test tube in which everything and anything can be flung in and we can be as curious as we wish.

As we continue work, many ideas will be skimmed off, some will dissolve and be completely forgotten… but some powerful ideas will form crystals and be eventually assembled into final productions that we welcome you to from 25 April 2018.

Unusually, this rehearsal process is also ‘open’ which means others (such as staff, students, practitioners and other directors) can sit in the room at any time to watch the plays develop. We think it can be beneficial to share rehearsal processes and experiences, especially with Shakespeare and especially when experimentation is at play. Also, the Globe Theatre is an audience-dominated playing space, more like a football stadium than a conventional theatre! The audience have a huge influence on the performance and so having a busy rehearsal room prepares us for that busy, distracted playing space.

We’ve been thinking about how else we can ‘open’ this space to you, so for the next month we’re going to be taking you inside the test tube digitally via a series of videos and photos. We want you to feel and breathe this process as much as we do. Follow the hashtag #GlobeEnsemble and get ready to see what gets thrown into the mix.

Until next time, back to work.

The #GlobeEnsemble 

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#GlobeOnTour 2018 in RehearsalOur #GlobeOnTour company are in…


Cynthia Emeagi.


Cynthia Emeagi.


Steffan Cennydd and Sarah Finigan.


Luke Brady.


Steffan Cennydd.


Colm Gormley and Rhianna McGreevy.


Brendan O’ Hea (Director) and Isabel Marr (Assistant Director).


Rhianna McGreevy.


Cynthia Emeagi, Russell Layton, Colm Gormley, Steffan Cennydd, Jacqueline Phillips, Rhianna McGreevy, Sarah Finigan and Luke Brady.

#GlobeOnTour 2018 in Rehearsal

Our #GlobeOnTour company are in rehearsals. This year they will take Twelfth Night, The Taming of the Shrew and The Merchant of Venice on tour to various venues across the world. 

Some of the performances will be decided beforehand, but for others the choice of play will often be given to the audience on the evening of the performance, in order to experiment with how a company would have toured in Shakespeare’s day.

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Photography by Marc Brenner