Category: Summer 2018

The true beginning of our end: Summer 2018 memories.The end of…

The true beginning of our end: Summer 2018 memories.

The end of summer is always bittersweet, but we are lucky that when the summer season closes on 14 October our shows will take place in the cosy, candlelit Sam Wanamaker Playhouse.

But, it’s not over yet!

Before we close the doors of the ‘Wooden O’ we want to share some of our highlights with you. We’d love to hear from you too. You can tweet us, post on our Facebook page or comment on Instagram.


We were watching the Midnight Matinee of Othello and it was like we were transported to a different time and place altogether. Even though both of us have seen the production before, this time it all just fell into place like a puzzle. And then at the end my friend turned to me and said that she saw a falling star just above us as soon as the second half started. She said she’d never seen anything more magical here – and she’s been coming to the Globe for years!
Nina, from our Research Team, and friend


My first season and many memories. The Globe visitors never cease to amaze and delight, but I must admit the interaction with our youngest visitors for Telling Tales was a highlight.
Krystyna, one of our volunteer stewards 


My favourite memories of the season are of James Garnon’s improv skills. When England were playing in the World Cup, during Hamlet, a groundling was watching something on his phone so James Garnon [as Claudius] took it and proceeded to watch it himself. When Polonius asked “England game?” he shushed him and then announced to the audience “2:1!”
Sarah, one of our volunteer stewards


I adored the jig for Emilia and the huge audience reaction for that production. And the Refugee Week events and Sonnet Sunday were big highlights! Loved seeing all the work spread across the spaces and having local community groups involved was just brilliant.
Jo, General Manager


Seeing our volunteer stewards kitted our in their gorgeous new, handmade aprons, designed with their input and hand sewn by Ellie Piercy – Globe actress and talented designer. On inside of each apron pocket is a piece of costume from the Globe’s costume archive so each steward wears a piece of Globe history!
Rosie, Volunteer Manager 


The resounding ‘YES!!’ which roared around me (and surprisingly came out of my own throat!) whilst I was a Groundling watching Emilia.
A member of the Visitor Experience team


Though there are no shows on the Globe stage from October – April you can take a tour of the building all year round.

Photography, from top: 
Globe theatre and Stewards photographed by Clive Sherlock 
Othello photographed by Simon Annand 
The Winter’s Tale photographed by Marc Brenner 
Hamlet photographed by Tristram Kenton 
Nanjing photographed by Pete Le May 
Emilia photographed by Helen Murray 

AEG Live’s event the Barclaycard presents Brit…

AEG Live’s event the Barclaycard presents British Summer
Time returns to Hyde Park for the sixth time, spanning two weekends with the
first shows announced from Friday 6th July through to Sunday 15th July 2018.

This years edition sees the likes of Roger Waters, The
Cure, Eric Clapton, Michael Buble, Bruno Mars and Paul Simon take to the stage
with a dazzling line up of support acts including Van Morrison, Bananarama and
Santana to name a few.

In keeping with tradition, BST Hyde Park also boasts a
wide range of other activities and amazing food options.

Tickets are on sale now, get yours here!

All Points East is a brand new ten day event…

All Points East is a brand new ten day event in East London’s beautiful Victoria Park encompassing a three day music festival, community focused programme of midweek entertainment and three huge APE Presents headline shows.

One of music’s greatest artists is next in lin…

One of music’s greatest artists is next in line for Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park 2018.

Eric Clapton is set to play a very special concert on July 8th 2018, continuing the legacy of all-time greats gracing the Great Oak Stage.

With a decades-long career and countless accolades to his name, Eric Clapton is also something of a local, having first played Hyde Park with Blind Faith on June 7th, 1969 alongside band mates Ginger Baker, Steve Winwood and Rick Grech to a 120,000 strong audience – it was the band’s debut.

He returned to the Royal Park in 1996, recording a classic live concert that raised money for The Prince’s Trust, again in 2008 and has played over 200 times at the nearby Royal Albert Hall.

“I have happy memories of performing in Hyde Park in the past,” says Eric, “and I’m really looking forward to playing there again – the whole atmosphere is very special.”

He is the only person to be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame on three occasions – with The Yardbirds, Cream and as a solo artist.

Eric Clapton truly stands alongside the likes of The Rolling Stones, Carole King, Stevie Wonder, Tom Petty and other legends who have played Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park since its inception in 2013.

The first special guests for the day are also announced with fellow guitar legend Santana heading the pack, alongside Clapton’s friend and Blind Faith partner Steve Winwood.

Young guitar slinger Gary Clark Jr will also join the lineup, a master musician from a new generation.

When Eric Clapton was becoming a global recording artist in London, Carlos Santana was making a name for himself in San Francisco and forging a sound entirely his own; an Afro-Latin-blues-rock fusion that has sold 200 million albums and played to 100 million fans. His 1999 album Supernatural took him to a whole new audience around the world spawning hits like ‘Smooth’ and ‘Maria Maria’, winning record of the year at the Grammy Awards.

Steve Winwood was a teenage prodigy, exploding out of Birmingham into the pop charts in 1963 with the Spencer Davis Group at just 15 years of age with ‘Gimme Some Lovin’, ‘I’m A Man’ and ‘Keep on Running’.  He then formed Traffic in 1967 before joining Eric Clapton in Blind Faith in 1969 and then reforming Traffic for their classic albums. His solo career has produced global hits like ‘Higher Love’. He recently released his first ever solo live album ‘Winwood: Greatest Hits Live’ demonstrating his incredible and diverse career.

Gary Clark Jr was born in the music city of Austin, Texas and was inspired by a Michael Jackson concert to take up guitar when he was four years old. He has been hailed as the saviour of the blues, as well as channelling funk and soul influences through his vocals and virtuoso guitar playing. He is the young musician that the legends love and a natural addition to the line up, having also supported The Rolling Stones at the opening year of Barclaycard presents British Summer Time in 2013.

Tickets available here:

Brooklyn dance-rock heroes LCD Soundsystem hea…

Brooklyn dance-rock heroes LCD Soundsystem headline the Friday night and Icelandic superstar Björk has been announced to top the bill on the Sunday, joining Saturday headliners The xx for All Points East Festival – the first weekend of the brand new ten day event in Tower Hamlets’ beautiful Victoria Park, East London, presented by renowned promoter Goldenvoice.

Since bursting onto the scene with their critically acclaimed, Mercury Prize winning debut album, The xx have honed their trademark minimalist electronic indie to become one of the biggest bands the UK has produced in years. Third record ‘I See You’ saw them step up to truly conquer the world stage with a slew of festival headline shows across the globe as well as a record breaking, sold-out, seven night run at London’s prestigious Brixton Academy.

They are joined by the defining pop sensation that is Lorde, sure to bring an unmissable show that confirms her place as one of the most exciting artists of the modern era. Mercury Prize winner Sampha will be serving up raw cuts and shimmering electronic delights from debut album ‘Process’, plus performances from Jamaican superstar and Jamie xx collaborator Popcaan, the dreamy electronic pop of Lykke Li and Skepta and Frank Ocean collaborator Rex Orange County!

Tickets on sale now:

Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde …

Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park announces its second headliner for 2018. One of the biggest pop stars of the 21st century, the multiple Brit and Grammy Award winner Bruno Mars.

The multi-platinum superstar will be appearing at Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park on 14th July 2018, fresh off the back of his ‘24K Magic World Tour’, which spans over 172 shows across five continents in support of his double platinum album 24K Magic. The UK leg of the tour included four critically acclaimed shows at London’s O2 Arena. Now, Mars is set to return to the UK, taking to the Great Oak Stage in Hyde Park with a dazzling visual production and a set-list crammed full of his chart-topping hits.

Mars will be joined by special guest, Khalid. At just 19, he’s the winner of 2017’s MTV VMA award for Best New Artist, and broke the internet with debut single ‘Location’. The single, taken from his platinum selling debut album American Teen, amassed over 700 million streams across all platforms, lending to Khalid being Spotify’s most streamed artist in the world for 4 consecutive days. The breakout star recently supported Lorde across Europe with her ‘Melodrama’ tour, plus has announced his first UK headline tour for 2018.

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