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All’s Well That Ends Well: Production Photos

All’s Well That Ends Well plays in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse until Saturday 3 March 2018. Photography by Marc Brenner.

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All’s Well That Ends Well: Production PhotosAll’s Well…


Martina Laird (Countess of Rossillion) and Will Merrick (Bertram) in All’s Well That Ends Well, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, 2018. (📸: Marc Brenner)


Ellora Torchia (Helena) and Will Merrick (Bertram) in All’s Well That Ends Well, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, 2018. (📸: Marc Brenner)


Ellora Torchia (Helena) in All’s Well That Ends Well, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, 2018. (📸: Marc Brenner)


Nigel Cooke (King of France) and Ellora Torchia (Helena) in All’s Well That Ends Well, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, 2018. (📸: Marc Brenner)


Ellora Torchia (Helena) and Martina Laird (Countess of Rossillion) in All’s Well That Ends Well, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, 2018. (📸: Marc Brenner)


Hannah Ringham (Clown) and Martina Laird (Countess of Rossillion) in All’s Well That Ends Well, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, 2018. (📸: Marc Brenner)


Ellora Torchia (Helena) and Will Merrick (Bertram) in All’s Well That Ends Well, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, 2018. (📸: Marc Brenner)


Ellora Torchia (Helena) in All’s Well That Ends Well, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, 2018. (📸: Marc Brenner)


Nigel Cooke (King of France) in All’s Well That Ends Well, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, 2018. (📸: Marc Brenner)


Imogen Doel (Paroles) in All’s Well That Ends Well, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, 2018. (📸: Marc Brenner)

All’s Well That Ends Well: Production Photos

All’s Well That Ends Well plays in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse until Saturday 3 March 2018. Photography by Marc Brenner.

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The Secret Theatre: In PhotosCritics and audiences love this new…

The Secret Theatre: In Photos

Critics and audiences love this new spy thriller by Anders Lustgarten: 

The Guardian is calling it ‘vivid, pungent and richly theatrical’. 

‘Matthew
Dunster’s finely acted production uses the shadowy intimacy of the Playhouse to
powerful effect.’ – The Independent

‘Lines that burn with social rage.’ – Financial Times

(Photography by Marc Brenner) See more photos on Facebook >>

Playing until Saturday 16 December. Book now >>

The Secret Theatre: In PhotosCritics and audiences love this new…

The Secret Theatre: In Photos

Critics and audiences love this new spy thriller The Secret Theatre by Anders Lustgarten, which is playing in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse until Saturday 16 December.

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(Photography: Marc Brenner) 

The Secret Theatre: Costume Sketches by Jon BausorNew spy…


Sir William Cecil, by Jon Bausor


Sir Francis Walsingham, by Jon Bausor


Sir Philip Sidney, by Jon Bausor


Queen Elizabeth I, by Jon Bausor


Frances, by Jon Bausor


Mary Queen of Scots, by Jon Bausor


Anthony Babington, by Jon Bausor


Queen Elizabeth I, by Jon Bausor

The Secret Theatre: Costume Sketches by Jon Bausor

New spy thriller The Secret Theatre opens in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse next week, and we’re excited to share with you these original costume sketches by the show’s Designer Jon Bausor.

In The Secret Theatre, spymaster Sir Francis Walsingham oversees a vast surveillance network from the heart of Elizabeth I’s court. As the nation’s relationship with Europe deteriorates and civil unrest grows, Walsingham adopts ever more extreme tactics to keep his queen and country safe. 

This new Tudor history play by Anders Lustgarten and directed by Matthew Dunster asks what we are prepared to sacrifice in order to ensure our safety. 

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The Secret Theatre: Costume Sketches by Jon BausorNew spy…


Sir William Cecil, by Jon Bausor


Sir Francis Walsingham, by Jon Bausor


Sir Philip Sidney, by Jon Bausor


Queen Elizabeth I, by Jon Bausor


Frances, by Jon Bausor


Mary Queen of Scots, by Jon Bausor


Anthony Babington, by Jon Bausor


Queen Elizabeth I, by Jon Bausor

The Secret Theatre: Costume Sketches by Jon Bausor

New spy thriller The Secret Theatre opens in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse next week, and we’re excited to share with you these original costume sketches by the show’s Designer Jon Bausor.

In The Secret Theatre, spymaster Sir Francis Walsingham oversees a vast surveillance network from the heart of Elizabeth I’s court. As the nation’s relationship with Europe deteriorates and civil unrest grows, Walsingham adopts ever more extreme tactics to keep his queen and country safe. 

This new Tudor history play by Anders Lustgarten and directed by Matthew Dunster asks what we are prepared to sacrifice in order to ensure our safety. 

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Romantics Anonymous: In PhotosRomantics Anonymous is now playing…

Romantics Anonymous: In Photos

Romantics Anonymous is now playing in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse until 6 January 2018.

Adapted by Emma Rice from the French-Belgian film Les Émotifs Anonymes, with lyrics and music by Christopher Dimond and Michael Kooman, this new musical promises to be a treat for all the senses.

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(Photography by Steve Tanner)

Casting news: The Secret TheatreAs the summer draws to an end…

Casting news: The Secret Theatre

As the summer draws to an end and The Winter Selection is in sight, we are pleased to reveal casting for a new play by Anders Lustgarten, The Secret Theatre. Directed by

Matthew Dunster, this new spy thriller brings to life the world of Sir Francis Walsingham’s vast surveillance network in the court of Elizabeth I and asks what we are prepared to sacrifice in order to ensure our safety.

The full cast will include: Aidan McArdle (Sir Francis Walsingham), Tara Fitzgerald (Elizabeth I), Edmund Kingsley (Pooley), David Partridge (Anthony Babington/Miles/Davy), Cassie Layton (Frances), Sam Marks (Sir Philip Sidney/ Robert Southwell), Abraham Popoola (John Ballard), Ian Redford (Sir William Cecil/Topcliffe/Palmer) and Colin Ryan (Phelippes).

Aidan McArdle makes his Shakespeare’s Globe debut alongside Tara Fitzgerald, Abraham Popoola, Cassie Layton, Sam Marks, Ian Redford and Colin Ryan who have tread the boards of the Globe stage and will star in the Playhouse for the first time.

The Secret Theatre will run in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse from Thursday 16 November until Saturday 16 December 2017. Standing tickets from just £10. Book tickets

Barrie Rutter to play The Emperor in The Captive QueenWe are…

Barrie Rutter to play The Emperor in The Captive Queen

We are delighted to announce that Barrie Rutter will play the role of The Emperor in his forthcoming production of The Captive Queen, a Shakespeare’s Globe and Northern Broadsides co-production which plays in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse in 2018.

In addition to his career as an actor at the National Theatre and the RSC, Barrie is best known as the founder of multi-award-winning touring company Northern Broadsides. Based in the historic Dean Clough in West Yorkshire, the company has built up a formidable reputation, with a repertoire combining Shakespeare, European and English Classic plays, as well as new writing. Productions are noted for their distinctive northern voice, strong musicality and clear narrative journey.

On stage, Barrie has played roles ranging from Falstaff in The Merry Wives of Windsor, and Prospero in The Tempest (Northern Broadsides) to Hobson in Hobson’s Choice (Sheffield Crucible) and Napoleon in Animal Farm (National Theatre). 

He is currently touring in the Northern Broadsides production of For Love or Money by Blake Morrison. In 2003, Barrie won the Sam Wanamaker Award, and in 2015, he received an OBE for services to the arts. The Captive Queen will mark his final production with Northern Broadsides, where he will step down as Artistic Director in April 2018.

A reimagining of John Dryden’s Restoration drama Aureng-zebe (1675), The Captive Queen is set in the woollen mills of the North of England in the late 20th century, but retains a flavour of Dryden’s original Mughal Indian setting. 

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Romantics Anonymous cast announcedSome familiar faces from our…

Romantics Anonymous cast announced

Some familiar faces from our Summer of Love move into the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse for Romantic Anonymous this winter. 

Marc Antolin (Sir Andrew Aguecheek in Twelfth Night), Carly Bawden (Maria in Twelfth Night), Gareth Snook (Lord Capulet in Romeo and Juliet), and Dominic Marsh (Tristan in Kneehigh’s Tristan & Yseult) will be joined by Philip Cox, Joe Evans, Natasha Jayetileke, Joanna Riding and Lauren Samuels to tell this funny, charming and awkward love story.

This new musical will be directed by Emma Rice, with book written by Emma
Rice
, lyrics by Christopher Dimond, and music by Michael Kooman,
presented by special arrangement with Radio Mouse Entertainment.

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