Category: The Winter Selection

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 → 

The Captive Queen: Cast AnnouncedThe cast for The Captive Queen,…

The Captive Queen: Cast Announced

The cast for The Captive Queen, playing in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse in 2018, will include:

Angela GriffinBarrie RutterDharmesh PatelKaran GillNaeem HayatNeerja NaikSafiyya IngarSarah QuistSarah RidgewaySelva Rasalingam and Silas Carson.

Buy tickets →

The Captive Queen: Cast AnnouncedThe cast for The Captive Queen,…

The Captive Queen: Cast Announced

The cast for The Captive Queen, playing in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse in 2018, will include:

Angela GriffinBarrie RutterDharmesh PatelKaran GillNaeem HayatNeerja NaikSafiyya IngarSarah QuistSarah RidgewaySelva Rasalingam and Silas Carson.

Buy tickets →

The Secret Theatre: In RehearsalRehearsals are underway for…


David Partridge in rehearsals for The Secret Theatre.


The cast in rehearsal for The Secret Theatre.


Edmund Kingsley, David Partridge and Sam Marks in rehearsals for The Secret Theatre.


Cassie Layton in rehearsals for The Secret Theatre.


David Partridge, Abraham Popoola, Sam Marks and Edmund Kingsley in rehearsals for The Secret Theatre.


The cast in rehearsal for The Secret Theatre.


Cassie Layton, Abraham Popoola and Ian Redford in rehearsals for The Secret Theatre.


Abraham Popoola in rehearsals for The Secret Theatre.

The Secret Theatre: In Rehearsal

Rehearsals are underway for Anders Lustgarten’s new play The Secret Theatre which opens in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse next Thursday 16 November.

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.

In its faithful portrayal of Elizabethan-era espionage and torture, this production will feature scenes of gory violence and contain strong language.

Find out more >>

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The Secret Theatre: In RehearsalRehearsals are underway for…


David Partridge in rehearsals for The Secret Theatre.


The cast in rehearsal for The Secret Theatre.


Edmund Kingsley, David Partridge and Sam Marks in rehearsals for The Secret Theatre.


Cassie Layton in rehearsals for The Secret Theatre.


David Partridge, Abraham Popoola, Sam Marks and Edmund Kingsley in rehearsals for The Secret Theatre.


The cast in rehearsal for The Secret Theatre.


Cassie Layton, Abraham Popoola and Ian Redford in rehearsals for The Secret Theatre.


Abraham Popoola in rehearsals for The Secret Theatre.

The Secret Theatre: In Rehearsal

Rehearsals are underway for Anders Lustgarten’s new play The Secret Theatre which opens in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse next Thursday 16 November.

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.

In its faithful portrayal of Elizabethan-era espionage and torture, this production will feature scenes of gory violence and contain strong language.

Find out more >>

See more photos on Facebook >>

Take your pick from The Winter Selection chocolate boxThis…

Take your pick from The Winter Selection chocolate box

This winter, we are savouring a season of delicious theatrical treats in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, our sumptuous chocolate box theatre.

To provide the perfect real-life accompaniment to the season, we have created the ‘Winter Selection’ chocolate box with Paul A.Young, the multi award-winning chocolatier. The chocolates in the selection have been inspired by the productions from the season.

Purchase your chocolate box directly from our shop!

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Browse The Winter Selection shows >>

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. 

Find out more and buy tickets >>

Romantics Anonymous: free handmade chocolates!Our musical…

Romantics Anonymous: free handmade chocolates!

Our musical Romantic Anonymous is a brand new piece of writing, adapted by Emma Rice from the French-Belgian film Les Émotifs Anonymes. 

With lyrics and music by Christopher Dimond and Michael Kooman, it opens in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse on Friday 20 October 2017.

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A love story that will lift any heart, Romantics Anonymous follows chocolate-maker Angélique and chocolate factory-owner Jean-René in a tender love story that will open our Winter Season – #TheWinterSelection.

To celebrate, we have a FREE CHOCOLATE OFFER! Enjoy a selection of salted caramels hand-made by award-winning chocolatier Paul A Young.

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Paul’s best-selling and multi award-winning Sea Salted Caramels are 64% Madagascan chocolate filled with real butter caramel with a touch of Maldon sea salt. 

To claim your own FREE 4 PACK of Paul’s chocolates, when booking tickets for Romantics Anonymous, quote ‘PCDCHOC4YOU’ online, over the phone or at the Box Office.

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TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

One free 4-pack per transaction when you purchase £62, £48 or £38 tickets before 23:59 on Tuesday 19 September 2017. 

Applies to tickets for performances from 20/10/17 to 04/11/17 inclusive.

Chocolates to be collected from Box Office before performance on presentation of voucher that will be emailed to you. 

Cannot be applied retrospectively to tickets already purchased. 

Subject to availability.

Photos: Paul Winch-Furness and Maxine Kirsty Sapsford