Emma Rice on The Winter Selection
Emma Rice on the 2017/18 Winter Season.
The Winter Selection is my final
season as Artistic Director at Shakespeare’s Globe, and it will be full of
treats. It is sometimes easy to forget that theatre is a joyful indulgence; a
night out to be told a story, to be entertained, gripped, amused and
challenged. As a child, I remember vividly that a trip to the theatre was
intoxicating and thrilling. We planned it, looked forward to it, then, when the
night came, put on our best clothes and entered the dark world of ‘what ifs?’
Wanamaker Playhouse is the most delicious, the most unique, and most beautiful
box of delights there is. Magical and intimate, ancient and immediate, this is
the ultimate place to be transported back to a state of wonder, to the primal
need to tell and hear stories, and to a world of rare human interaction. And
this season, transport you we will!
The Winter Selection will take you to
a singing chocolate factory in France, the inner sanctum of Elizabeth I’s
court, the dark and dangerous world of All’s
Well That Ends Well, the palaces of India, the emotional depths of
Vivaldi, and the tender chaos of Meow Meow’s Christmas, before we tumble back
down the rabbit hole with the return of The
assembled some of my favourite artists and matched them with the theatrical flavours I
hunger for. I believe we are in for the most sumptuous, surprising, heartfelt and
touching of seasons.
join me, and pick and mix as many delights as you can. We can’t wait to make these
tempting theatre treats, and I can’t wait to savour and share them all with
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