A New Company of 12 to 16 year olds
The Globe Young Players
Registration for Globe Young Players 2013 has now closed. Further applications received will not be processed.
About The Globe Young Players
In January 2014, Shakespeare’s Globe will be opening the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse – a 17th century reconstruction of an indoor Jacobean theatre that will be lit entirely by candlelight. As part of the first season in the new, indoor space, we will be performing The Malcontent with a new company of young players. This new company will be specially selected 12 to 16 year olds who will be given the once in a lifetime opportunity to train under the Globe’s own expert practitioners, on site, culminating in performing on stage.
Open to a range of acting abilities and experience, the Globe Young Players is a free scheme designed to select the best talent from around the UK by holding open auditions for 12 – 16 year olds from any background, anywhere in the UK. Successful applicants will work once a week for six months followed by an intensive rehearsal period, culminating in professionally staged performances of John Marston’s finest play, The Malcontent. For the first time in 400 years, The Malcontent will be performed and recreated by a company of young actors for whom this play was originally written, in the tradition of the child actor companies of Shakespeare’s time.
The Malcontent will play for 12 performances in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse from 3 to 19 April 2014, and will mark the finale of the Globe’s first ever winter season in the new indoor space.
The Young Players will be schooled in the craft and performance of Early Modern drama, and work with professionals in text, voice, movement, dance and fights.