Category: Shakespeare’s Globe

Playing Shakespeare 2018: Cast Announced We’re delighted to…


Philip Correia and Emilio Doorgasingh


Tyler Fayose


Charlyne Francis


Aruhan Galieva


Fiona Hampton


Ben Mansfield


Jordan Mifsud


Charlotte Mills


Rachel Winters

Playing Shakespeare 2018: Cast Announced 

We’re delighted to announce the cast for Playing Shakespeare 2018 with Deutsche Bank, Much Ado About Nothing.

Philip Correia (Claudio), Emilio Doorgasingh (Leonato), Tyler Fayose (Don Pedro), Charlyne Francis (Donna Joan), Aruhan Galieva (Hero), Fiona Hampton (Beatrice), Ben Mansfield (Benedick), Jordan Mifsud (Borachio), Charlotte Mills (Dogberry/ Pastor Francis), Rachel Winters (Margaret/Verges).

Tickets are on sale for family performances.

Playing Shakespeare 2018: Cast Announced We’re delighted to…


Philip Correia and Emilio Doorgasingh


Tyler Fayose


Charlyne Francis


Aruhan Galieva


Fiona Hampton


Ben Mansfield


Jordan Mifsud


Charlotte Mills


Rachel Winters

Playing Shakespeare 2018: Cast Announced 

We’re delighted to announce the cast for Playing Shakespeare 2018 with Deutsche Bank, Much Ado About Nothing.

Philip Correia (Claudio), Emilio Doorgasingh (Leonato), Tyler Fayose (Don Pedro), Charlyne Francis (Donna Joan), Aruhan Galieva (Hero), Fiona Hampton (Beatrice), Ben Mansfield (Benedick), Jordan Mifsud (Borachio), Charlotte Mills (Dogberry/ Pastor Francis), Rachel Winters (Margaret/Verges).

Tickets are on sale for family performances.

Summer 2018 at Shakespeare’s GlobeThis summer we will enter an…

Summer
2018 at Shakespeare’s Globe

This summer we will enter an exciting new phase of our story in a
spirit of curiosity and enquiry. 

Continuing our radical theatrical experiment, building on past achievements and
exploring new directions, our programme for 2018 seeks to
delight and inspire, to surprise and challenge.

2018’s
Shakespeare productions include Hamlet, As You Like It, The
Two Noble Kinsmen
, The Winter’s Tale, Othello and Love’s Labour’s
Lost
.

We’ll
also present three new plays (EmiliaEyam and Nanjing), a national
and international tour of Shakespeare
and other
performances and events
at our home in London and elsewhere. Various
festivals and events will explore censorship, race, refuge
& refugees
and Shakespeare’s sonnets.

Today
we also reveal our exciting new visual identity inspired by this ‘wooden
O’ and our cause.

Become a Member to access priority booking

  • Advanced Priority Booking for Best Friends: Monday 8 January 2018, 10.00am
  • Priority Booking for Friends: Monday 15 January 2018, 10.00am
  • Public Booking: Monday 29 January 2018, 10.00am

‘And let us… on your imaginary forces work’

Henry V, Prologue

Read the magical story behind the Globe’s new visual identity

#Globe2018

Visit Shakespeare’s Globe this winterWe are open as usual during…

Visit Shakespeare’s Globe this winter

We are open as usual during the holiday season, but we will be closed 24 and 25 December. The Exhibition will be open 11.00am – 17.00pm on 26 December, with tours of the Globe Theatre running from 11.30am.

Check our website for more information →

See special offers available throughout December →

Upcoming shows and events

Join cabaret artist Meow Meow for an alternative festive show.

Catch Romantics Anonymous before it closes on 6 January.

All’s Well That Ends Well, our first Shakespeare play of 2018, opens 11 January.

Enjoy some classical music in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse with a reimagining of Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons and Brodsky Quartet’s End Games series of concerts.

Treat your whole family to the magical experience of Emma Rice’s The Little Matchgirl in the spring.

The Captive Queen takes centre stage at the beginning of February, with Barry Rutter as The Emperor.

Gift ideas

We have a wide range of presents and souvenirs in our Shop.

Buy a Globe Membership before 19 December to guarantee arrival before Christmas. 

We have a special offer on our Tea & Tour packages this winter. See more → 

Visit Shakespeare’s Globe this winterWe are open as usual during…

Visit Shakespeare’s Globe this winter

We are open as usual during the holiday season, but we will be closed 24 and 25 December. The Exhibition will be open 11.00am – 17.00pm on 26 December, with tours of the Globe Theatre running from 11.30am.

Check our website for more information →

See special offers available throughout December →

Upcoming shows and events

Join cabaret artist Meow Meow for an alternative festive show.

Catch Romantics Anonymous before it closes on 6 January.

All’s Well That Ends Well, our first Shakespeare play of 2018, opens 11 January.

Enjoy some classical music in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse with a reimagining of Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons and Brodsky Quartet’s End Games series of concerts.

Treat your whole family to the magical experience of Emma Rice’s The Little Matchgirl in the spring.

The Captive Queen takes centre stage at the beginning of February, with Barry Rutter as The Emperor.

Gift ideas

We have a wide range of presents and souvenirs in our Shop.

Buy a Globe Membership before 19 December to guarantee arrival before Christmas. 

We have a special offer on our Tea & Tour packages this winter. See more → 

A Message From Michelle TerryAs I embark on a journey of a…

A Message From Michelle Terry

As I embark on a journey of a lifetime and look forward to the future as the next Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe, it feels important to take a moment to look back on its past. 

Twenty years ago The Globe began as the most radical of theatrical experiments and over time, we have become more aware of just how passionately people really feel about this unique building and the most exquisite of playwrights. 

We know what we are but know not what we may be.  

Throughout the interview process I was asked a number of times, what makes Shakespeare’s Globe so special? The answer – that almost every person who has ever stepped foot inside the space will give you – is… the audience, the other character in all of the plays. Only in front of the audience do the plays really come to life and I think we have only just begun to scratch the surface of what is revealed about the plays when they are performed in those playhouses. 

Particularly in The Globe: in the shared light, and the unprecedented embrace of that wooden O, in the collective imagination and the connection and communication between story, storyteller and audience, that is where the plays breathe. It is the exploration of these plays, this experiential and sensorial encounter, in these unique, honest and vulnerable playing conditions, that will lie at the heart of my vision. 

I do believe that he is our greatest humanist writer. He writes for anyone, about everyone, and on stage as well as off we will be holding a mirror up to nature, offering a true reflection of humanity, and prove that Shakespeare is about all of us and for all of us. And as we celebrate writers of the past we must also look to the future. A new writing venue 400 years ago, it will continue to be a new writing venue today as we all go on the hunt for our next Shakespeare.

As an organisation that receives no statutory funding, we can only succeed in our mission because of our friends; people like you. Your participation makes all the difference to the fibre and fabric of our work. Connecting people with Shakespeare, all people, especially young people, through our theatre and educational programme, has been at the heart of Shakespeare’s Globe since we opened in 1997. I hope to share the importance of all our work more closely with our audience, and particularly with our members.

Friends enjoy concessionary rates to our diverse programme of events including Company Q&As, our Read Not Dead series and family events for all ages.  And when my first season is announced on 4th January 2018, Friends will enjoy priority booking for a Summer season that promises to be a celebration of Shakespeare, The Globe and our local, national and international communities. 

As The Globe begins the next chapter of its history, I feel as excited as I am overwhelmed by the potential and possibilities contained within Shakespeare’s plays, these incredible playhouses, and the human beings that devote their time and imaginations to work and play in these unique and unprecedented playhouses. 

As Shakespeare said, ‘Thy friendship makes us fresh’, and I sincerely hope that you might consider joining me and The Globe as we begin this incredible adventure.

With best wishes,

Michelle Terry
Artistic Director Designate

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Buying as a gift? Purchase before 19 December to receive before Christmas.

A Message From Michelle TerryAs I embark on a journey of a…

A Message From Michelle Terry

As I embark on a journey of a lifetime as the next Artistic Director of this venue, it feels important to take a moment to look at what makes Shakespeare’s Globe so special.

The answer is, the audience.

Only in front of the audience do Shakespeare’s plays really come to life and I think we have only just begun to scratch the surface of what is revealed about the plays when they are performed in those playhouses.

Shakespeare writes for anyone, about everyone, and on stage as well as off we will be holding a mirror up to nature, offering a true reflection of humanity, and prove that he is about all of us and for all of us.

As an organisation that receives no statutory funding, we can only succeed in our mission because of our audience, our friends, people like you. Your participation makes all the difference to the fibre and fabric of our work.

Our Friends will enjoy priority booking for my first season, announced on 4 January 2018, and a host of other benefits and special rates to Globe events. Your support is also a donation towards the work of the Globe on stage and in creating inspiring educational experiences.

I hope you can join me and Shakespeare’s Globe as we begin this incredible adventure.

With best wishes,

Michelle Terry
Artistic Director Designate

Become a Friend >>

Buying as a gift? Purchase before 19 December to receive before Christmas!

Join our Elder’s Company!Are you aged 65 or over, live in…

Join our Elder’s Company!

Are you aged 65 or over, live in Southwark and are interested in theatre?  

The Elders Company is new group for people wanting to explore performance, Shakespeare and ensemble work through workshops at Shakespeare’s Globe.

The company is open to anyone and our next free taster sessions is next Monday 27 November.

Find out more and come along >>

Join our Elder’s Company!Are you aged 65 or over, live in…

Join our Elder’s Company!

Are you aged 65 or over, live in Southwark and are interested in theatre?  

The Elders Company is new group for people wanting to explore performance, Shakespeare and ensemble work through workshops at Shakespeare’s Globe.

The company is open to anyone and our next free taster sessions is next Monday 27 November.

Find out more and come along >>

The Little Matchgirl: Cast AnnouncedLast week, casting was…

The Little Matchgirl: Cast Announced

Last week, casting was announced for our co-production with Bristol Old Vic, The Little Matchgirl and Other Happier Tales which tours the UK from November 2017.

The cast includes: Niall Ashdown, Edie Edmundson, Guy Hughes, Kezrena JamesKaty OwenKarl Queensborough and Elizabeth Westcott. The company will be completed by musicians Dave Johnzy, Alex Heane and Jon Gingell.

Tour dates announced so far include:

Bristol Old Vic, 30 Nov – 14 Jan
Chichester Festival Theatre, 6 – 10 Feb
Oxford Playhouse, 13 – 17 Feb
Buxton Opera House, 6 – 10 Mar
Malvern Theatres, 21 – 24 Mar
Shakespeare’s Globe, 27 Mar – 21 Apr

Production photography by Steve Tanner

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